from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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 a locust
- n. An artificial fishing lure
- n. An escapement lever in a piano; a grasshopper.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. 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. A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; -- called also dumping scow.
from The 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.
- 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 an 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)