What does HOP mean?

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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


  1. Hop(n.)

    a game or athletic sport in which the participants cover as much ground as possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession. 2. a short distance. Addison.


  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.]

  11. Origin: [OE. hoppen to hop, leap, dance, AS. hoppian; akin to Icel. & Sw. hoppa, Dan. hoppe, D. huppelen, G. hpfen.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hop

    hop, v.i. to leap on one leg: to spring: to walk lame: to limp:—pr.p. hop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. hopped.—n. a leap on one leg: a jump: a spring: a dance, dancing-party.—ns. Hop′-o'-my-thumb, the diminutive hero of one of Madame D'Aulnoy's famous nursery tales—'le petit pouce,' not to be confounded with the English Tom Thumb; Hop′per, one who hops: a shaking or conveying receiver, funnel, or trough in which something is placed to be passed or fed, as to a mill: a boat having a movable part in its bottom for emptying a dredging-machine: a vessel in which seed-corn is carried for sowing; Hop′ping, the act of one who hops or leaps on one leg; Hop′-scotch, a game in which children hop over lines scotched or traced on the ground.—Hop, skip, and jump, a leap on one leg, a skip, and a jump with both legs; Hop the twig (slang), to escape one's creditors: to die. [A.S. hoppian, to dance; Ger. hüpfen.]

  2. Hop

    hop, n. a plant with a long twining stalk, the bitter cones of which are much used in brewing and in medicine.—v.t. to mix with hops.—v.i. to gather hops:—pr.p. hop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. hopped.—ns. Hop′bind (corrupted into Hopbine), the stalk of the hop; Hop′-flea, a small coleopterous insect, very destructive to hop plantations in spring; Hop′-fly, a species of Aphis, or plant-louse, injurious to hop plantations; Hop′-oast, a kiln for drying hops.—adj. Hopped, impregnated with hops.—ns. Hop′per, Hop′-pick′er, one who picks hops; a mechanical contrivance for stripping hops from the vines; Hop′ping, the act of gathering hops: the time of the hop harvest; Hop′-pock′et, a coarse sack for hops—as a measure, about 1½ cwt. of hops; Hop′-pole, a slender pole supporting a hop-vine.—adj. Hop′py, tasting of hops.—ns. Hop′-tree, an American shrub, with bitter fruit, a poor substitute for hops; Hop′-vine, the stock or stem of the hop; Hop′-yard, a field where hops are grown. [Dut. hop; Ger. hopfen.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. hop

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various species.

    The hop plant is cultivated to be used as hops and is used specifically in the creation and process of a variety of types of beer.

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  1. HOP

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Anagrams for HOP »

  1. OHP

  2. Pho

  3. POH


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of HOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Jackson:

    Imagine hip hop and cello. That would be intense.

  2. Brian Solis:

    When you hop apps all the time, Altimeter Group’s painful.

  3. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    A soldier told me if you hop up and down on 1 leg it makes you grow taller!

  4. Marlon Marshall:

    If you have just a few minutes, hop on that activate and punish those voters!

  5. Viet Tran:

    It's low-frequency sounds -- like the thump-thump bass in hip-hop that works.

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