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hop

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verb \ˈhäp\

Definition of hop

hopped

hopping

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to make a quick trip especially by air

  4. 3 :  to set about doing something —usually used in the phrase hop to it

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to jump over <hop a fence>

  7. 2 :  to ride on <hopped a flight>; also :  to ride surreptitiously and without authorization <hop a freight train>



Origin and Etymology of hop

Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian


First Known Use: before 12th century


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hop

noun

Definition of hop

  1. 1 a :  a short brisk leap especially on one leg b :  bounce, rebound <shortstop scooped it up on the first hop>

  2. 2 :  dance 3

  3. 3 a :  a flight in an aircraft b :  a short trip



1508

First Known Use of hop

1508

Other Dance Terms


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hop

noun

Definition of hop

  1. 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. 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 and Etymology of hop

Middle English hoppe, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German hopfo hop


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms


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hop

verb

Definition of hop

hopped

hopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to flavor with hops



1572

First Known Use of hop

1572

Other Alcoholic Beverage Terms



HOP Defined for Kids

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hop

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verb \ˈhäp\

Definition of hop for Students

hopped

hopping

  1. 1 :  to move by short quick jumps

  2. 2 :  to jump on one foot

  3. 3 :  to jump over <We hopped the puddle.>

  4. 4 :  to get on, in, or aboard by or as if by hopping <Quick, hop the bus.>

  5. 5 :  to make a quick trip especially by air <Let's hop down to Atlanta.>




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hop

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noun

Definition of hop for Students

  1. 1 :  a short quick jump especially on one leg

  2. 2 :  a short trip especially by air




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hop

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noun

Definition of hop for Students

  1. 1 :  a twining vine whose greenish flowers look like small cones

  2. 2 hops plural :  the dried flowers of the hop plant used chiefly in making beer and ale




Medical Dictionary

hop

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noun \ˈhäp\

Medical Definition of hop

  1. 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. 2hops plural :  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

abbreviation

Medical Definition of HOP

  1. high oxygen pressure





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