Hop meaning

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To make a quick trip, especially in an airplane.
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To move over by hopping.

Hop a ditch two feet wide.

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To jump on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
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To get on (a train) surreptitiously in order to ride without paying a fare.

Hop a freight train.

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A dance or dance party.
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A free ride; a lift.
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A twining vine (Humulus lupulus) having lobed leaves and green female flowers arranged in conelike spikes.
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The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
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Opium.
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To flavor with hops.
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High oxygen pressure.
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To make a short leap or leaps on one foot.
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To move by leaping or springing on both, or all, feet at once, as a bird, frog, etc. does.
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To jump over.

To hop a fence.

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To get aboard.

To hop a train.

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To fly over in an airplane.
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An act or instance of hopping.
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A bounce, as of a baseball.
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A dance, esp. an informal one.
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A short flight in an airplane.
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A rough twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family, having the female flowers borne in small cones covered with bladdery bracts.
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The dried ripe cones of the female flowers, used for giving beer, ale, etc., a bitter taste and in medicine as a sedative.
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A narcotic drug; esp., opium.
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To flavor or treat with hops.
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To go from one of a (specified) group or class of places or things to another or others in succession.

Table-hop, job-hopping.

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The link between two network nodes. See hop count and hop off.
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A small, quick jump.
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In networks, the journey a signal makes across a transmission link between two devices such as bridges, hubs, switches, or routers.There often are multiple links in an endto-end circuit between two devices. Therefore, a frame may make multiple hops as it transverses a physical path from one workstation to another. An IP packet typically makes a significant number of hops as it transverses the Internet. See also bridge, circuit, frame, hub, Internet, LAN, link, packet, router, and switch.
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In radio communications, one skip of a radio wave from an earth station to the ionosphere and back. See also ionosphere, radio, and waveform.
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In satellite communications, one roundtrip of a signal from an Earth station to a space station (i.e., satellite) and back to an Earth station. See also satellite and signal.
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In frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) radio communications, a small, quick jump from one frequency channel to another in a carefully choreographed hop sequence. See also channel, FHSS, and frequency.
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A short jump.
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A jump on one leg.
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A short journey, especially in the case of air travel, one that take place on private plane.
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(sports, US) A bounce, especially from the ground, of a thrown or batted ball.
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(US, dated) A dance.
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(computing, telecommunications) The sending of a data packet from one host to another as part of its overall journey.
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(intransitive) To jump a short distance.
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(intransitive) To jump on one foot.
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(intransitive) To be in state of energetic activity.

Sorry, can't chat. Got to hop.

The sudden rush of customers had everyone in the shop hopping.

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To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself, often surreptitiously.

I hopped a plane over here as soon as I heard the news.

He was trying to hop a ride in an empty trailer headed north.

He hopped a train to California.

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(intransitive, usually in combination) To move frequently from one place or situation to another similar one.

We were party-hopping all weekend.

We had to island hop on the weekly seaplane to get to his hideaway.

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To dance.

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The plant (Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed.
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(usually plural) The flowers of the hop plant, dried and used to brew beer etc.
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(US, slang) Opium, or some other narcotic drug.
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The fruit of the dog rose; a hip.
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To impregnate with hops, especially to add hops as a flavouring agent during the production of beer.

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A narcotic drug, usually opium.
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The definition of a hop is a short leap or bounce.

An example of a hop is a frog's tiny jump from one pebble to the next.

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Hop is defined as to make a short leap or bounce.

An example of to hop is to jump from one square of a hopscotch board to another.

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To travel or move often from place to place. Often used in combination.

Party-hop.

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hop, skip, and (a) jump
  • A short distance.
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hop to it
  • To begin an activity or a task quickly and energetically.
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hop on
  • To scold; reprimand.
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hop to it
  • To begin to do something briskly and vigorously.
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hop up
  • To stimulate by or as by a drug.
  • To supercharge (an automobile engine, etc.).
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Origin of hop

  • Middle English hoppen from Old English hoppian
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English hoppe from Middle Dutch
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian (“to hop, spring, leap, dance”), from Proto-Germanic *huppōną (“to hop”), from Proto-Indo-European *kewb- (“to bend, bow”). Cognate with Dutch hoppen (“to hop”), German hopfen, hoppen (“to hop”), Swedish hoppa (“to hop, leap, jump”), Icelandic hoppa (“to hop, skip”).
    From Wiktionary
  • From Middle Dutch hoppe.
    From Wiktionary