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English noun: hoop

1. hoop (artifact) a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt


Broader (hypernym)frame, skeletal frame, skeleton, underframe


Narrower (hyponym)farthingale, pannier


Part meronymcrinoline, hoopskirt

2. hoop (artifact) a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling


SamplesThere was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse.


Synonymsring


Broader (hypernym)band


Narrower (hyponym)carabiner, collar, curtain ring, karabiner, key ring, napkin ring, nose ring, rim, rim, snap ring, tire, towel ring, tyre


Part meronymbarrel, cask, wagon wheel

3. hoop (artifact) a small arch used as croquet equipment


Synonymswicket


Broader (hypernym)croquet equipment

4. hoop (artifact) horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball


Synonymsbasket, basketball hoop


Broader (hypernym)basketball equipment, goal


English verb: hoop

1. hoop (contact) bind or fasten with a hoop


SamplesHoop vats.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)encircle, gird









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