hopping

adverb
hop·​ping | \ ˈhä-piŋ How to pronounce hopping (audio) \

Definition of hopping

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: extremely, violently used in the phrase hopping mad

hopping

adjective

Definition of hopping (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : intensely active : busy they kept us hopping
2 : extremely angry

hopping

noun

Definition of hopping (Entry 3 of 3)

: a going from one place to another of the same kind usually used in combinationgallery-hoppingbar-hopping

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Examples of hopping in a Sentence

Adjective The boss kept me hopping all day. when he saw what I'd done to his car, the other driver was hopping
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective But the hoppingest place to be is the locals-favorite The Mangy Moose, a cavernous, packed, two-level, two-bar building hung with license plates and a huge, well, ragged taxidermied moose. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Jackson Hole Is the Perfect Ski Town," 21 Mar. 2018 The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport will be a hopping place this coming weekend and next for Christmas and New Year's Day. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "Everything you need to know about getting around CVG this holiday season," 20 Dec. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Less positive around all the private jet hopping last summer. New York Times, "Prince Harry and Meghan Stepping Back, Explained," 11 Jan. 2020 Of course, many fugitives would be content keeping quiet, and enjoying lives of luxury hopping freely among those nations where he's viewed more as a hero than a criminal. Fortune, "Carlos Ghosn Is Now a Fugitive In Exile. Here Are His Legal Options, According to Experts," 10 Jan. 2020 And in an unintentional nod to Sanford’s popularity for brewery-hopping, the new facility will share the property with a microbrewery. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Sanford, once the celery city, looks to become hub for high-tech and manufacturing jobs," 6 Nov. 2019 Set sail on a cruise Cruises offer a perfect mix of comfort and sightseeing, shopping and island hopping. Esther Trattner, San Diego Union-Tribune, "15 trips to take in retirement," 24 Sep. 2019 For years, residents of surrounding neighborhoods have complained of disruptive parties, students wandering through neighborhoods after nights of bar-hopping, and of students’ cars taking up valuable parking in residential areas. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "‘Going in the right direction’: Towson University officials emphasizing connection with local community," 13 Aug. 2019 In the next hour, more than 30 humpbacks arrived in the nearby vicinity, lunge feeding, spouting, spy hopping and providing the occasional tail salute before power dives. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Humpbacks, killer whales, fin whales star in coastal spectacle," 28 Aug. 2019 The extra desserts came in handy once Jessie's Girls really got the dance-floor hopping. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "It's a modern, musical world at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's $1.9 million Grand Gala Ball," 7 Oct. 2019 However, the tourist board and guide books tout island hopping by helicopter. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "In the ‘Land of 10,000 Waterfalls,’ the Faroe Islands draw more visitors for the picturesque Nordic scenery," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hopping

Adverb

1675, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hopping

Adverb

see hop entry 1

Adjective

see hop entry 1

Noun

see hop entry 1

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Time Traveler for hopping

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The first known use of hopping was in 1675

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Cite this Entry

“Hopping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopping. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for hopping

hopping

adverb
How to pronounce hopping (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hopping

 (Entry 1 of 3)

informal : very or extremely

hopping

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hopping (Entry 2 of 3)

informal : very busy or active

hopping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hopping (Entry 3 of 3)

informal : the activity of going from one place to another place of the same kind

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