hopper

Definitions

  • 258. Leaf-hopper of the Vine
    258. Leaf-hopper of the Vine
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hopper (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
    • n hopper terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
    • n hopper funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
    • n hopper a machine used for picking hops
    • n hopper someone who hops "at hopscotch, the best hoppers are the children"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1943, Navy officer Grace Hopper had no choice but to fix a computer glitch manually. The source of the problem? A moth. Hence the term "computer bug."
    • Hopper 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; as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc., into a car.
    • Hopper A game. See Hopscotch.
    • Hopper (Naut) 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.
    • Hopper One who, or that which, hops.
    • Hopper (Mus) See Grasshopper, 2.
    • Hopper (Zoöl) See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper Grape hopper Leaf hopper Tree hopper, under Frog Grape Leaf, and Tree.
    • Hopper (Zoöl) The larva of a cheese fly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1945 a computer at Harvard malfunctioned and Grace Hopper, who was working on the computer, investigated, found a moth in one of the circuits and removed it. Ever since, when something goes wrong with a computer, it is said to have a bug in it.
    • n hopper One who or that which hops.
    • n hopper Specifically — A cheese-hopper.
    • n hopper A butterfly: same as skipper
    • n hopper A grasshopper
    • n hopper A saltatorial homopterous insect; a cercopid, in a broad sense: as, a froghopper; a tree-hopper.
    • n hopper A saltatorial beetle; one of the Halticidœ.
    • n hopper A seal of the second year.
    • n hopper A wild swan.
    • n hopper plural A game in which the players hop or leap on one leg; hop-scotch.
    • n hopper 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 hopper A tray or basket in which a sower carries seed; a seed-basket.
    • n hopper 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 hopper Same as hopper-car.
    • n hopper In a double-action pianoforte movement, a piece attached to the back of a key to raise the hammer. It permits the key to escape from the hammer after having impelled it, so that the hammer can immediately fall away from the string. Also called grass hopper.
    • n hopper Same as hoppet, 3.
    • n hopper A hop-picker.
    • n hopper In brewing, a vat in which the infusion of hops is prepared to be added to the wort.
    • n hopper In geology, a hopper-shaped pit or depression in the land.
    • hopper 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Throughout his career, DeWolf Hopper recited Casey at the Bat" over 10,000 times.
    • Hopper 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
    • ns Hopper one who picks hops; a mechanical contrivance for stripping hops from the vines
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Hop
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. hop; Ger. hopfen.

Usage

In literature:

To attempt it would be such a madness as to jump into the hopper of a mill.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The hopper of their ship is empty.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
My question related to Mr. Hopper, and I received for answer through the rappings, as from himself, that he was dead.
"Lippincott's Magazine, September, 1885" by Various
The long-hopper closet is also objectionable, for the same reason.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
J. Strauss' opera "Die Fledermaus" presented at the Casino, New York City, with De Wolf Hopper in the cast.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Figures 41 and 42 show the several life stages of the leaf-hopper.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
If you don't think I'm a deteckative you can ask Farmer Hopper.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
And now the cricket is the fastest and fanciest hopper there is.
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
THE WOMAN'S PRISON ASSOCIATION AND ISAAC T. HOPPER HOME was organized by Mr. Hopper in 1845 in New York and incorporated in 1854.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
On the upper end of the cradle-box stands a hopper or riddle-box twenty inches square, with sides four inches high.
"Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining" by John S. Hittell
The robin is neither a walker nor a hopper; he is doomed always to be a runner.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
It will then uncouple, discharge one hopper, and go back on Mass-Time.
"The Lost Kafoozalum" by Pauline Ashwell
They stood in a shadow, by the scale hopper, waiting for the reappearance of Grady's companion.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
The Chinaman might have been pouring the coffee down a hopper, rather than down a man's throat, from his impersonal demeanor.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
We have put them into the common hopper of this industrial life, and you have taken the grain and we the chaff.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
He went to the sorter and pulled cards from the bins, joggling them up into one solid stack that he put back in the hopper.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
But hardly impregnable to arrival by helio-hopper.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The bin itself was now directly opposite them, a big hopper cut deep in the solid rock and serving the feeder by simple gravity.
"The Legion of Lazarus" by Edmond Hamilton
Hopper, one of Granvelle's own friends, fixes the date of his departure at the latter end of May.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Twenty seconds later he was pleasantly surprised by a score of new tapes in the hopper.
"The Unlearned" by Raymond F. Jones
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In poetry:

The girl who once had cow-men
And clod-hoppers at her feet!
Even the Squire had got off his horse
To show her his County seat!
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
There is a country far away,
Friend Hopper says 't is Canada,
And if we reach Victoria's shore,
He says that we are slaves no more.
"A Song For Freedom" by Anonymous Americas
"The action is quite simple--I will try to make it clear:
This funnel-shaped receiver I apply to my left ear;
Then in this hopper I will put whate'er I wish to learn--
A page of history or of Greek,--and then this crank I'll turn.
"The Instructiphone" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Hopper 's 'Nighthawks' Among Paris Retrospective.
A retrospective of the noted American painter Edward Hopper has come to Paris for the first time.
In 2004, the Museum of American Art in Giverny devoted an exhibition to Hopper 's views of Paris.
The first part of the exhibition covers Hopper 's early years while he was still trying to find his personal style.
Services for Sallie Hopper Kirkwood, 89, will be at 11 am on Wednesday at Crawford Cemetery with the Rev.
Vote for Robert Tice-Raskin and Scott Hopper .
As a former member of the Pleasant Ridge Union School Board of Trustees, I am pleased to endorse Robert Tice-Raskin and Scott Hopper as trustees of the district board.
Hopper was arrested 10 days ago for the second time since he was recalled from his Senate post in the summer of 2011.
Larry E Hopper , 75, of Toledo, passed away Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.
Hopper 's wife filed to get temporary restraining order against him.
A Sheboygan Press report said Hopper 's wife filed to get a temporary restraining order against him last week.
Hopper steps down from economic development corp. More Recent Stories.
Hopper , 75, of Toledo, passed away Monday, Oct 29, 2012, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown.
Hopper Due in Court this Week.
Former State Senator Randy Hopper .
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In science:

Previous well-known extensions of Stirling numbers due to Riordan, Carlitz, Howard, Charalambides-Koutras, Gould-Hopper, Hsu-Shiue, Tsylova Todorov, AhujaEnneking, and Stirling functions introduced by Butzer and Hauss, Butzer, Kilbas, and Trujilloet and others are included as particular cases of our generalization.
Generalized Stirling Numbers and Generalized Stirling Functions
Our model draws inspiration from Brian Arthur’s model of Bar Attendance , where each bar hopper can formulate his own prediction, based on the past observation.
A Prototype Model of Stock Exchange
Figure 5: Evolution of the solution of Hopper (1990) for the coalescence of two equal blobs of fluid under the effects of surface tension.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
Figure 5 shows a sequence of shapes of the two coalescing blobs computed using Hopper’s solution.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
While Hopper’s coalescence problem provides insight into the growth of the interparticle neck region, there are no pores in this configuration and it is natural to ask whether more general exact solutions exist.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
Crowdy (2003) and, in the same spirit as Hopper’s solution (26), requires only the integration of three coupled nonlinear ODEs.
Conformal mapping methods for interfacial dynamics
Hogue and Newland investigate the flow of granular material on an inclined chute and through a hopper using a model where the boundary of the convex particles is given by a polygon with up to 24 vertices.
Simulation of rotating drum experiments using non-circular particles
In the second part, we apply this result to the Gould-Hopper polynomials, which include as special cases the Kampé de Fériet and the Hermite polynomials; this allows us to recover and interpret easily some properties of these polynomials.
A probabilistic approach to some results by Nieto and Truax
In this section, we describe three subfamilies of C ◦ (g+ ) all of which we call hoppers .
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus
If G is a graph in C ◦ (g+ a ) such that + (G) = 1, then we call G a hopper of level 2 .
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus
Similarly, a graph G ∈ G ◦ xy is a hopper of level 0 if M(G) = ∆1 (g) ∪ ∆2 (g+ a ) and G (cid:54)∈ C ◦ (g).
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus
Let Hl , 0 ≤ l ≤ 2, denote the family of hoppers of level l.
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus
Lemma 19 has the following corollary that shows the motivation for introducing the notion of hoppers of level 2.
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus
We shall omit the proof here and do only the cases when G1 ∈ C ◦ (ga ) or G1 is a hopper.
Obstructions of Connectivity 2 for Embedding Graphs into the Torus
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