Definitions for: Hop

[n] the act of hopping (jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot))
[n] an informal dance where popular music is played
[n] twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes
[v] informal: travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.; "She hopped a train to Chicago"; "He hopped rides all over the country"
[v] jump lightly
[v] make a jump forward or upward
[v] jump across; "He hopped the bush"
[v] make a quick trip esp. by air; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
[v] move quickly from one place to another

Webster (1913) Definition: Hop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hopped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Hopping.] [OE. hoppen to hop, leap, dance, AS. hoppian;
akin to Icel. & Sw. hoppa, Dan. hoppe, D. huppelen, G.
1. To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or
jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.

[Birds] hopping from spray to spray. --Dryden.

2. To walk lame; to limp; to halt. --Dryden.

3. To dance. --Smollett.

Hop, n.
1. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a
jump; a spring.

2. A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball. [Colloq.]

Hop, skip (or step), and jump, a game or athletic
sport in which the participants cover as much ground as
possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession.

Hop, n. [OE. hoppe; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G.
hopfen; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel.
humall, SW. & Dan. humle.]
1. (Bot.) A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a
long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its
fruit (hops).

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

3. The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.

Hop back. (Brewing) See under 1st Back.

Hop clover (Bot.), a species of yellow clover having heads
like hops in miniature (Trifolium agrarium, and {T.

Hop flea (Zo["o]l.), a small flea beetle ({Haltica
concinna}), very injurious to hops.

Hop fly (Zo["o]l.), an aphid (Phorodon humuli), very
injurious to hop vines.

Hop froth fly (Zo["o]l.), an hemipterous insect
(Aphrophora interrupta), allied to the cockoo spits. It
often does great damage to hop vines.

Hop hornbeam (Bot.), an American tree of the genus Ostrya
(O. Virginica) the American ironwood; also, a European
species (O. vulgaris).

Hop moth (Zo["o]l.), a moth (Hypena humuli), which in the
larval state is very injurious to hop vines.

Hop picker, one who picks hops.

Hop pole, a pole used to support hop vines.

Hop tree (Bot.), a small American tree ({Ptelia
trifoliata}), having broad, flattened fruit in large
clusters, sometimes used as a substitute for hops.

Hop vine (Bot.), the climbing vine or stalk of the hop.

Hop, v. t.
To impregnate with hops. --Mortimer.

Hop, v. i.
To gather hops.

Usage: [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]

Synonyms: hops, hop-skip, record hop, skip

See Also: American hop, bed hop, bestride, bine, bound, clear, climb on, common hop, common hops, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, dance, European hop, genus Humulus, get across, get on, get over, hop on, Humulus, Humulus americanus, Humulus japonicus, Humulus lupulus, Japanese hop, jump, jump, jump on, jumping, leap, mount, mount up, move, pass over, skip over, spring, top, track, travel, traverse, vine

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