American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move with light bounding skips or leaps.
- v. Informal To move quickly or busily: The shipping department is hopping this week.
- v. To jump on one foot.
- v. To make a quick trip, especially in an airplane.
- v. To travel or move often from place to place. Often used in combination: party-hop.
- v. To move over by hopping: hop a ditch two feet wide.
- v. Informal To jump aboard: hop a freight train.
- n. A light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot.
- n. A rebound: The ball took a bad hop.
- n. Informal A dance or dance party.
- n. A short distance.
- n. A short trip, especially by air.
- n. A free ride; a lift.
- idiom. hop, skip, and (a) jump A short distance.
- idiom. hop to it To begin an activity or a task quickly and energetically.
- n. A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
- n. The dried ripe flowers of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in the brewing industry to prevent bacterial action and add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
- n. Slang Opium.
- v. To flavor with hops.
- hop up Slang To increase the power or energy of: hop up a car.
- hop up Slang To stimulate with or as if with a narcotic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To leap, or move by successive leaps or sudden starts; skip, as birds; frisk or dance about; spring; specifically, as applied to persons, to spring or leap with one foot.
- To limp; halt; walk lame.
- To dance.
- Synonyms Leap, Trip, etc. See skip.
- To jump over.
- In cutting rasps, to carry (the punch) with a skipping movement the required distance between the teeth: as, to hop the punch.
- To die.
- Synonyms See skip, v. i.
- n. A leap, especially on one foot; a light spring.
- n. A dance; a dancing-party.
- n. A plant, Humulus Lupulus, of the natural order Urticaceœ, with long twining stems and abundant 3- to 5-lobed leaves. The female flowers, which grow in strobiles or catkins, are used to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors, and to preserve them from fermeutation, their active properties depending on the presence of an aromatic and mildly narcotic resin, called
lupulin, secreted by the scales and fruit. The hop-plant is a diœcious perennial, indigenous in temperate Europe, Asia, and North America. It is trained upon poles, and requires to be cultivated with great care; a full crop is not produced till the fourth or fifth year after planting. The hops when ripe are picked by hand, dried in a kiln called an oast, and packed into bags or pockets. They can be kept several years by tight packing. In medicine hops are used as a tonic and soporific, in tincture and infusion, and in some cases in bulk.
- n. plural The flowers of this plant, as used in brewing, medicine, etc.
- n. Wood fit for hop-poles.
- To treat with hops: as, to hop ale.
- To pick or gather hops.
- n. In Tasmania, a leguminous shrub, Daviesia latifolia. Also called bitter-leaf.
- n. Same as native hop .
- n. the plant (Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed
- n. usually plural the flowers of the hop plant, dried and used to brew beer etc.
- n. US, slang Opium, or some other narcotic drug.
- n. A short jump
- n. A jump on one leg.
- n. A short journey, especially in the case of air travel, one that take place on private plane.
- n. sports, US A bounce, especially from the ground, of a thrown or batted ball.
- n. US, dated A dance.
- n. computing, telecommunications The sending of a data packet from one host to another as part of its overall journey.
- v. intransitive To jump a short distance.
- v. intransitive To jump on one foot.
- v. intransitive To be in state of energetic activity.
- v. transitive To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself, often surreptitiously.
- v. intransitive To move frequently from one place or situation to another similar one.
- n. a narcotic drug, usually opium
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.
- v. To walk lame; to limp; to halt.
- v. To dance.
- n. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.
- n. colloq. A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball.
- n. (Bot.) A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).
- n. The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.
- n. The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.
- v. To impregnate with hops.
- v. To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form hopping, vb. n.]
- v. travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
- v. jump lightly
- v. move quickly from one place to another
- v. make a jump forward or upward
- v. traverse as if by a short airplane trip
- n. twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
- n. the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
- n. an informal dance where popular music is played
- v. jump across
- From Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian ("to hop, spring, leap, dance"), from Proto-Germanic *huppōnan (“to hop”), from Proto-Indo-European *keub- (“to bend, bow”). Cognate with Dutch hoppen ("to hop"), German hopfen, hoppen ("to hop"), Swedish hoppa ("to hop, leap, jump"), Icelandic hoppa ("to hop, skip"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian.Middle English hoppe, from Middle Dutch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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