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hopper

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noun hop·per \ˈhä-pər\

Simple Definition of hopper

  • : someone or something that hops

  • : a container that is used for pouring material (such as grain or coal) into a machine or opening

  • the hopper : a box that bills are put into before they are considered by a legislature

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hopper

  1. 1 a :  one that hops b :  a leaping insect; specifically :  an immature hopping form of an insect (as a grasshopper or locust)

  2. 2 [from the shaking motion of hoppers used to feed grain into a mill] a :  a usually funnel-shaped receptacle for delivering material (as grain or coal); also :  any of various other receptacles for the temporary storage of material b :  a freight car with a floor sloping to one or more hinged doors for discharging bulk materials —called also hopper car c :  a box in which a bill to be considered by a legislative body is dropped d :  a tank holding liquid and having a device for releasing its contents through a pipe e :  a mix of things to be considered or done

Examples of hopper in a sentence

  1. The company has several new product ideas in the hopper.



13th Century

First Known Use of hopper

13th century


Hopper

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biographical name Hop·per \ˈhä-pər\

Definition of Hopper

  1. Edward 1882–1967 Am. artist




Hopper

biographical name hop·per

Definition of Hopper

  1. Grace 1906–1992 née Grace Brewster Murray Am. admiral, math., & computer scientist




Hopper

biographical name hop·per

Definition of Hopper

  1. (William) DeWolf 1858–1935 Am. actor





HOPPER Defined for Kids

hopper

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noun hop·per \ˈhä-pər\

Definition of hopper for Students

  1. 1 :  someone or something that hops

  2. 2 :  an insect that moves by leaping

  3. 3 :  a container used for pouring material (as grain or coal) into a machine or a bin

  4. 4 :  a railroad car for materials that are transported in large quantities




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