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Dictionary Definition

hop

Noun

1 the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
2 twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer [syn: hops]
3 an informal dance where popular music is played [syn: record hop]

Verb

1 jump lightly [syn: skip, hop-skip]
2 move quickly from one place to another
3 informal: travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.; "She hopped a train to Chicago"; "He hopped rides all over the country"
4 make a quick trip especially by air; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
5 jump across; "He hopped the bush"
6 make a jump forward or upward [also: hopping, hopped]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. a short jump, a short journey
  2. the plant (Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed
  3. (plural) the flowers of the hop plant, dried & used to brew beer etc.
  4. a dance
  5. a narcotic drug, usually opium

Translations

a short jump
  • Italian: saltello
the plant whose flowers are used in brewing
  • Czech: chmel
  • Greek: λυκίσκος (lykískos)
  • Italian: luppolo
  • Portuguese: lúpulo
(plural) flowers of the hop plant
  • Czech: chmel
  • Greek: λυκίσκοι (lykískoi)
  • Italian: luppolo

Verb

  1. To jump a short distance.
  2. To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself.
    I hopped a plane over here as soon as I heard the news.

Related terms

Translations

jump a short distance
to suddenly take transport

Danish

Noun

hop et hop, hoppet a jump, the jump

French

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/hɔp/
  • SAMPA: /hOp/

Interjection

hop !

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

hop
  1. heap, collection; a whole bunch

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Hop or hops may refer to:
  • Hop, a kind of small jump, especially using only one leg
  • Hop (plant), a genus of climbing flowering plants
  • Hops, the female flower clusters of one species of hop, used primarily as a flavouring and stability agent in beer
  • Hop, a type of dance, including:
  • Hóp, a Viking name for what was possibly a part of the North American coast (see Vinland)
  • Hóp, an Icelandic lake
  • Hop River, a river in Connecticut, USA
  • Hop, informal term for opium, a narcotic drug
  • Hop (software), a web broker and programming language
  • Hop (protein), the Hsp70-Hsp90 organizing protein
  • Hop (telecommunications), a telecommunications term in several different contexts, e.g. paths of transmission, distances of routers (metrics: hop count, not length)
HOP may refer to:

See also

hop in German: Hop
hop in Esperanto: HOP
hop in French: Hop
hop in Italian: HOP
hop in Dutch: Hop
hop in Swedish: Hop

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