What are hoops?

  • (noun): A game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the basketball through an elevated horizontal hoop.
    Synonyms: basketball, basketball game

Famous quotes containing the word hoops:

    All that hoops are good for is to clean dirty shoes and keep fellows at a distance.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    I have seen her smooth as a cheek.
    I have seen her easy,
    doing her business,
    lapping in.
    I have seen her rolling her hoops of blue.
    I have seen her tear the land off.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Since to the awe of thy imperious wit
    Our troublesome language bends, made only fit
    With her tough thick-ribbed hoops to gird about
    Thy giant fancy, which had proved too stout
    For their soft melting phrases.
    Thomas Carew (1589–1639)