hop
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /hɒp/
  • (America) IPA: /hɑp/
Noun

hop (plural hops)

  1. A short jump.
    The frog crossed the brook in three or four hops.
  2. A jump on one leg.
  3. A short journey, especially in the case of air travel, one that take place on private plane.
  4. (sports, US) A bounce, especially from the ground, of a thrown or batted ball.
  5. (US, dated) A dance.
  6. (networking) The sending of a data packet from one host to another as part of its overall journey.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: hop
Verb

hop (hops, present participle hopping; past and past participle hopped)

  1. (intransitive) To jump a short distance.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter V
      When it had advanced from the wood, it hopped much after the fashion of a kangaroo, using its hind feet and tail to propel it, and when it stood erect, it sat upon its tail.
    Synonyms: jump, leap
  2. (intransitive) To jump on one foot.
  3. (intransitive) To be in state of energetic activity.
    Sorry, can't chat. Got to hop.
    The sudden rush of customers had everyone in the shop hopping.
  4. (transitive) To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself, often surreptitiously.
    I hopped a plane over here as soon as I heard the news.
    He was trying to hop a ride in an empty trailer headed north.
    He hopped a train to California.
  5. (transitive) To jump onto, or over
  6. (intransitive, usually in combination) To move frequently from one place or situation to another similar one.
    We were party-hopping all weekend.
    We had to island hop on the weekly seaplane to get to his hideaway.
  7. (obsolete) To walk lame; to limp.
  8. To dance.
Translations
  • French: sauter à cloche-pied
  • German: hüpfen
  • Italian: saltellare
  • Portuguese: pulinhar, pulicar
  • Russian: подпры́гивать
  • Spanish: saltar
Translations
  • Italian: saltàr su
  • Russian: пры́гать
Noun

hop (plural hops)

  1. The plant (Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed.
  2. (usually, in the plural) The flowers of the hop plant, dried and used to brew beer etc.
  3. (US, slang) Opium, or some other narcotic drug.
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 177:
      ‘You've been shot full of hop and kept under it until you're as crazy as two waltzing mice.’
  4. The fruit of the dog rose; a hip.
Translations Translations Verb

hop (hops, present participle hopping; past and past participle hopped)

  1. (transitive) To impregnate with hops, especially to add hops as a flavouring agent during the production of beer
  2. (intransitive) To gather hops.



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