hop

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1hop

verb \ˈhäp\
hoppedhop·ping

Definition of HOP

intransitive verb
1
:  to move by a quick springy leap or in a series of leaps; also :  to move as if by hopping <hop in the car>
2
:  to make a quick trip especially by air
3
:  to set about doing something —usually used in the phrase hop to it
transitive verb
1
:  to jump over <hop a fence>
2
:  to ride on <hopped a flight>; also :  to ride surreptitiously and without authorization <hop a freight train>

Origin of HOP

Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with HOP

2hop

noun

Definition of HOP

1
a :  a short brisk leap especially on one leg
b :  bounce, rebound <shortstop scooped it up on the first hop>
2
:  dance 3
3
a :  a flight in an aircraft
b :  a short trip

First Known Use of HOP

1508

Other Dance Terms

attitude, honor, saltatory, sashay, taw

3hop

noun

Definition of HOP

1
plural :  the ripe dried pistillate catkins of a perennial north-temperate zone twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family used especially to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors
2
:  the vine from which hops are obtained having 3- to 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in glandular cone-shaped catkins

Illustration of HOP

Origin of HOP

Middle English hoppe, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German hopfo hop
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

4hop

verb
hoppedhop·ping

Definition of HOP

transitive verb
:  to flavor with hops

First Known Use of HOP

1572

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms

finish, gimlet, mull, sake, setup, sommelier, syllabub, vintner, wassail

hop

noun \ˈhäp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HOP

1
: a twining vine (Humulus lupulus) of the mulberry family with 3-lobed or 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in glandular cone-shaped catkins
2
hops pl : the ripe dried pistillate catkins of a hop used especially to impart a bitter flavor to malt liquors and also in medicine as a tonic

hop

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Hop vine (Humulus lupulus) with female flowers (cones), which are used …—Grant Heilman Photography

In botany, either of two species of the genus Humulus, nonwoody annual or perennial vines in the hemp family, native to temperate North America, Eurasia, and South America. The hops used in the brewery industry (see beer) are the dried female flower clusters (cones) of the common hop (H. lupulus), a long-lived perennial with rough twining stems. Hops impart a mellow bitterness and delicate aroma to brewed beverages and aid in their preservation. The Japanese hop (H. japonicus) is a quick-growing annual species used as a screening vine.

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