American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that hops.
- n. A usually funnel-shaped container in which materials, such as grain or coal, are stored in readiness for dispensation.
- n. A freight car with a door in the floor through which materials are unloaded.
- n. A box in which a bill is placed pending formal introduction before a legislature.
- n. Informal A place in which something is held in readiness: a studio with many potential blockbusters in the hopper.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which hops.
- n. Specifically — A cheese-hopper.
- n. A butterfly: same as skipper
- n. A grasshopper
- n. A saltatorial homopterous insect; a cercopid, in a broad sense: as, a froghopper; a tree-hopper.
- n. A saltatorial beetle; one of the Halticidœ.
- n. A seal of the second year.
- n. A wild swan.
- n. plural A game in which the players hop or leap on one leg; hop-scotch.
- n. A trough, usually shaped like an inverted cone, through which grain or anything to be ground or crushed passes into a mill: so called because at one time it had a hopping or shaking motion. It is now stationary, and leads the grain to the shaking-shoe.
- n. A tray or basket in which a sower carries seed; a seed-basket.
- n. A boat having a compartment with a movable bottom, to receive the mud or gravel from a dredging-machine and convey it to deep water, where, on opening the bottom, the mud or gravel falls out. Also called hopper-barge.
- n. Same as hopper-car.
- n. In a double-action pianoforte movement, a piece attached to the back of a key to raise the hammer. It permits the key to escape from the hammer after having impelled it, so that the hammer can immediately fall away from the string. Also called
- n. Same as hoppet, 3.
- n. A hop-picker.
- n. In brewing, a vat in which the infusion of hops is prepared to be added to the wort.
- n. In geology, a hopper-shaped pit or depression in the land.
- Having the form of inverted pyramid: as, a hopper ship, the bottom of which consists of a series of hoppers: a type of vessel used on the Great Lakes for carrying bulk cargoes.
- n. A temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
- n. A funnel-shaped section at the top of a drainpipe used to collect water, from above, from one or more smaller drainpipes.
- n. One who hops.
- n. The immature form of locust
- n. An artificial fishing lure
- n. An escapement lever in a piano; a grasshopper.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, hops.
- n. A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine; , into a car.
- n. (Mus.) See Grasshopper, 2.
- n. A game. See Hopscotch.
- n. See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree.
- n. The larva of a cheese fly.
- n. (Naut.) A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; -- called also
- n. terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
- n. funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
- n. (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
- n. someone who hops
- n. a machine used for picking hops
- Sense 2, from the shaking or hopping motion of grain hoppers as grain passed through them to the mill. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'd say that artificial foam hopper is closer to a fly than a 4 au natural bunny pike fly.”
“What's interesting about the mental hopper is that when something goes in there, I can usually figure out a way to make it happen (except sex at 14).”
“What's interesting about the mental hopper is that when something goes in there, I can usually figure out a way to make it happen (except sex at 13).”
“A pipe is placed just beneath the surface of the water, and this pipe leads to a pump on shore which sucks the berries into a metal box called a hopper.”
“Then, we're off for Klah ... if I can find the settings on the D-hopper, that is.”
“Under the hopper were the ends of two inclined chutes extending out sidewise beyond the car -- one to the right and one to the left -- and over the slab molds on each side.”
“Taking advantage of this fact, the fruit-grower may jar them on sheets; or, in large orchards, into a large canvas hopper, which is wheeled from tree to tree upon a wheelbarrow-like frame, and under the apex of which is a tin can into which the insects roll.”
“Oh, and they also will have the most lottery balls in next year's hopper, which is shaping up to be one of the worst drafts in recent history; maybe they'll wind up with Blake Griffin, who looks like another meh pro to me.”
“_May_ to the end of _August_: it is a brownish Flie, and stands alwayes with his head towards the root of the tree, very easie to be found: The small black Flie is to be had one evry Hawthorn Bush, after the buds be come forth: Your Grasse-hopper, which is green, is to be had in any Medow of Grasse in _June_ or _July_: with these Flies, you must Angle with such a Rod as you Angle with the ground Bait; the Line must not be so long as the Rod: with drawing your flie, as you finde convenient in your Angling.”
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