hop

verb (1)
\ ˈhäp How to pronounce hop (audio) \
hopped; hopping

Definition of hop

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

hop

noun (1)

Definition of hop (Entry 2 of 4)

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

hop

noun (2)

Definition of hop (Entry 3 of 4)

1 hops plural : the ripe dried female cone-like flower clusters of a north-temperate zone twining plant (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family used especially to impart a bitter flavor to beer
2 plural hops : the perennial climbing bine from which hops are obtained that have 3- to 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in scaly cone-like clusters

hop

verb (2)
hopped; hopping

Definition of hop (Entry 4 of 4)

transitive verb

: to flavor with hops

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Noun (2)

3hop 2

In the meaning defined above

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Synonyms for hop

Synonyms: Verb (1)

Synonyms: Noun (1)

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First Known Use of hop

Verb (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1572, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hop

Verb (1)

Middle English hoppen, from Old English hoppian

Noun (2)

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

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“Hop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hop. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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hop

verb
\ ˈhäp How to pronounce hop (audio) \
hopped; hopping

Kids Definition of hop

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to move by short quick jumps
2 : to jump on one foot
3 : to jump over We hopped the puddle.
4 : to get on, in, or aboard by or as if by hopping Quick, hop the bus.
5 : to make a quick trip especially by air Let's hop down to Atlanta.

hop

noun

Kids Definition of hop (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a short quick jump especially on one leg
2 : a short trip especially by air

hop

noun

Kids Definition of hop (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : a twining vine whose greenish flowers look like small cones
2 hops plural : the dried flowers of the hop plant used chiefly in making beer and ale

hop

noun
\ ˈhäp How to pronounce hop (audio) \

Medical Definition of hop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a twining plant (Humulus lupulus) of the hemp family with 3-lobed or 5-lobed leaves and inconspicuous flowers of which the pistillate ones are in cone-like clusters
2 hops plural : the ripe dried female cone-like flower clusters of a hop plant used especially to impart a bitter flavor to beer and also in medicine as a tonic

HOP

abbreviation

Medical Definition of HOP (Entry 2 of 2)

high oxygen pressure

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