Definitions for HOPhɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hophɒp(v.; n.)hopped, hop•ping

  1. (v.i.)to make a short, bouncing leap; move by leaping with all feet off the ground, as a rabbit.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  2. to leap on one foot.

  3. to make a short, quick trip, esp. in an airplane.

    Category: Informal

  4. to travel or move frequently from one place or situation to another (usu. used in combination):

    to party-hop.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  5. (v.t.)to jump over; clear with a hop.

  6. to board or get onto (a vehicle).

    Category: Informal

  7. to cross in an airplane.

    Category: Informal

  8. (n.)a short leap, esp. on one foot.

  9. short trip. esp. by air.

  10. Informal. a dance or dancing party.

    Category: Informal

  11. a bounce or rebound, as of a ball.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of hop:

bef. 1000; ME; OE hoppian, c. MHG hopfen, ON hoppa

hophɒp(n.; v.)hopped, hop•ping.

  1. (n.)any of several twining plants of the genus Humulus, of the hemp family, bearing male flowers in loose clusters and female flowers in small bract-covered spikes.

    Category: Plants

  2. hops, the dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant, used in brewing, medicine, etc.

    Category: Plants

  3. Older Slang. a narcotic drug, esp. opium.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. (v.t.)to treat or flavor with hops.

  5. hop up, Slang. to excite; make enthusiastic. to add to the power of. to stimulate by narcotics.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Origin of hop:

1400–50; late ME hoppe < MD hoppe, c. OHG hopfo

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hop(noun)

    the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)

  2. hop, hops(noun)

    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

  3. hop, record hop(verb)

    an informal dance where popular music is played

  4. hop, skip, hop-skip(verb)

    jump lightly

  5. hop(verb)

    move quickly from one place to another

  6. hop(verb)

    travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.

    "She hopped a train to Chicago"; "He hopped rides all over the country"

  7. hop(verb)

    traverse as if by a short airplane trip

    "Hop the Pacific Ocean"

  8. hop(verb)

    jump across

    "He hopped the bush"

  9. hop(verb)

    make a jump forward or upward

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hop(verb)ɒp

    to jump up and down on one leg, or move by doing this

    The kids were hopping up and down.

  2. hopɒp

    to move along by making small jumps

    The frog hopped to the water's edge.

  3. hopɒp

    to move somewhere quickly

    Hop in, and I'll give you a ride to work.

  4. hop(noun)ɒp

    a small jump, especially on one leg

    three hops and a skip


  1. hop(Noun)

    a narcotic drug, usually opium

  2. Origin: From hoppen, from hoppian, from huppōnan, from keub-. Cognate with hoppen, hopfen, hoppen, Swedish hoppa, hoppa.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hop(verb)

    to move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do

  2. Hop(verb)

    to walk lame; to limp; to halt

  3. Hop(verb)

    to dance

  4. Hop(noun)

    a leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring

  5. Hop(noun)

    a dance; esp., an informal dance of ball

  6. Hop(noun)

    a climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops)

  7. Hop(noun)

    the catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste

  8. Hop(noun)

    the fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip

  9. Hop(verb)

    to impregnate with hops

  10. Hop(verb)

    to gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]


  1. Hop

    Humulus, hop, is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae, which also includes cannabis. The hop is native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. The species H. lupulus is the main flavour ingredient in many types of beer, and as such is widely cultivated for use by the brewing industry.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hop

    1. n. [common] One file transmission in a series required to get a file from point A to point B on a store-and-forward network. On such networks (including the old UUCP network and and FidoNet), an important inter-machine metric is the number of hops in the shortest path between them, which can be more significant than their geographical separation. See bang path. 2. v. [rare] To log in to a remote machine, esp. via rlogin or telnet. “I'll hop over to foovax to FTP that.”

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HOP

    To skip. HOPPER A skipper.

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a short jump on one leg.

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