• "They came hopping in, Paul an easy first."
    "They came hopping in, Paul an easy first."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v hop travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc. "She hopped a train to Chicago","He hopped rides all over the country"
    • v hop jump lightly
    • v hop make a jump forward or upward
    • v hop jump across "He hopped the bush"
    • v hop traverse as if by a short airplane trip "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
    • v hop move quickly from one place to another
    • n hop the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
    • n hop an informal dance where popular music is played
    • n hop 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
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

"It hopped into the space between the rails." "It hopped into the space between the rails."
Hop-picking in Kent Hop-picking in Kent
Hop-Scotch Hop-Scotch
265. Hop Vine Moth and Young 265. Hop Vine Moth and Young
Hop-o'-my-Thumb waits for the other children to stop crying Hop-o'-my-Thumb waits for the other children to stop crying

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beer has a bitter taste and slightly pungent aroma because of lupulin, a substance found in hops.
    • Hop (Bot) A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).
    • Hop A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball.
    • Hop A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.
    • Hop The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.
    • Hop The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.
    • Hop To dance.
    • v. t Hop To impregnate with hops.
    • Hop 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."
    • Hop To walk lame; to limp; to halt.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bunny rabbits poop almost every time they hop around in a newly-explored area.
    • hop To leap, or move by successive leaps or sudden starts; skip, as birds; frisk or dance about; spring; specifically, as applied to persons, to spring or leap with one foot.
    • hop To limp; halt; walk lame.
    • hop To dance.
    • hop Synonyms Leap, Trip, etc. See skip.
    • hop To jump over.
    • hop In cutting rasps, to carry (the punch) with a skipping movement the required distance between the teeth: as, to hop the punch.
    • hop To die.
    • hop Synonyms See skip, v. i.
    • n hop A leap, especially on one foot; a light spring.
    • n hop A dance; a dancing-party.
    • n hop A plant, Humulus Lupulus, of the natural order Urticaceœ, with long twining stems and abundant 3- to 5-lobed leaves. The female flowers, which grow in strobiles or catkins, are used to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors, and to preserve them from fermeutation, their active properties depending on the presence of an aromatic and mildly narcotic resin, called lupulin, secreted by the scales and fruit. The hop-plant is a diœcious perennial, indigenous in temperate Europe, Asia, and North America. It is trained upon poles, and requires to be cultivated with great care; a full crop is not produced till the fourth or fifth year after planting. The hops when ripe are picked by hand, dried in a kiln called an oast, and packed into bags or pockets. They can be kept several years by tight packing. In medicine hops are used as a tonic and soporific, in tincture and infusion, and in some cases in bulk.
    • n hop plural The flowers of this plant, as used in brewing, medicine, etc.
    • n hop Wood fit for hop-poles.
    • hop To treat with hops: as, to hop ale.
    • hop To pick or gather hops.
    • n hop In Tasmania, a leguminous shrub, Daviesia latifolia. Also called bitter-leaf.
    • n hop Same as native hop .
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 62 degrees Fahrenheit is the minimum temperature required for a grasshopper to be able to hop.
    • v.i Hop hop to leap on one leg: to spring: to walk lame: to limp
    • pr.p Hop hop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. hopped
    • n Hop a leap on one leg: a jump: a spring: a dance, dancing-party
    • n Hop hop a plant with a long twining stalk, the bitter cones of which are much used in brewing and in medicine
    • v.t Hop to mix with hops
    • v.i Hop to gather hops:—pr.p. hop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. hopped
    • ***


  • Francis Beaumont
    Francis Beaumont
    “Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.”
  • Harry A. Overstreet
    Harry A. Overstreet
    “The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.”


Hop, skip, and a jump - If a place is a hop, skip, and a jump from somewhere, it's only a short distance away.
Hopping mad - If you're hopping mad, you are extremely angry.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hoppe,; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G. hopfen,; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel. humall, SW. & Dan. humle,


In literature:

Hop in the river, but keep clear o' me and mine!
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
As the door opened in the side, I lay the rifle down, stood with crossed arms as the thin, hopping horrors came near.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
And now, child, you must both hop off and get into them as soon as you can, or you'll be sick to-morrow.
"Five Little Peppers at School" by Margaret Sidney
Which legs are the more useful for hopping?
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Then he cut open the bag with his sharp teeth, and the little old woman hopped out and ran home; but Turpie got inside the bag to hide.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
I hopped along beside them flopping my long ears.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
He hop up, he did, en tuck out one chunk, en den he hop back en lissen, but Brer Fox stay still.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He's got a Chink named Hop Lung; a pretty good sort of a chap, too.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
An' li'l' black Mose he hop' offen dat stump right peart.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
Red and yellow flowers grew in the ditches, wild hops and convolvuli in full bloom in the hedges.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen

In poetry:

The wild-hop vines grew high aloft,
a winter's chill was in the air,
and trailing sarsaparilla swung
it's purple glory everywhere.
"Adventure" by Alice Guerin Crist
Hop-o'-my-thumb spoke softly to his brothers:
"Run! fast as ever you can,
And leave me to take care of Mr. Ogre."
And hurry-scurry they ran.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
They hurried near, and, pausing at the window,
Hop-o'my-Thumb climbed up,
And peeped within; his father and his mother
Were just about to sup.
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
She's saild up, so has she down,
Till she came to the other side;
She's landed at Young Bicham's gates,
An I hop this day she sal be his bride.
"Young Bicham" by Andrew Lang
Beyond the pasture's withered bents,
Upstanding hop, recumbent fleece,
And sheaves of wheat, like weathered tents,
A twilight bivouac of peace.
""Beyond the pasture's withered bents "" by Alfred Austin
The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—-
But the least motion which they made,
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
"Lines Written In Early Spring" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Hop a chairlift to Boyne's cross-country trails.
Or what type of hops did you use.
Ticks hide outdoors, just waiting to hop on you and chomp down.
Last night was a perfect opportunity to hop over to Jersey City and sample the Grove Street scene (and feast at Fatburger).
Microbreweries and beer gardens are making inroads in Phnom Penh as the taste for hops keeps growing.
For a while now Hip Hop fans have been waiting for G.O.O.D.
Globe-trotting, era-hopping epics are expected to be audacious in form and spectacle.
The President, the Boss and the reigning mogul of hip-hop, Jay-Z, will entertain and, they hope, energize voters in Columbus next Monday, the day before the election.
Tim and Jennifer Donnelly run Mother Butter's Popcorn, 17 W 35th St, a hopping area near Sox Park, IIT, and police headquarters.
When every other brewery in town is making hopped-up IPAs, you can be certain it's the one beer you won't find in the tanks at Nibble Bit Tabby.
Red Grooms - 'The Lindy Hop'.
The third annual Bunny Hop, to benefit the Pediatric Day Hospital at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, March 16.
The massive criticism was initially understandable being that almost every hip-hop fan was waiting on the second coming of Lauryn Hill.
Music Boise Hip-Hop Artist Customary Drops New Album, Video.
Boise hip-hop artist Customary recently dropped a video to plug his new album, Cold Drink on a Hot Day.

In science:

Assume once again that the hopping element t2 has maximum magnitude.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The matrix element for this transition is just ˜l|ω |/2, where ˜l is the length of the hop in question.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
This renormalized sum may be evaluated by again recognizing that it is dominated by transitions between pairs of states with energies ±ω/2 that live on pairs of sites connected by ‘strong’ hopping amplitudes (of magnitude ω/2) in the renormalized problem.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The corresponding matrix element is just (1 − eik˜l )/2, where ˜l is the length of the hop in question.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
In the fermion language, this is the typical value of the ratio of the nearest neighbor interactions to the hopping amplitudes.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points