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Meaning of HOP

Pronunciation:  hâp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of hopping (jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot))
  2. [n]  an informal dance where popular music is played
  3. [n]  twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes
  4. [v]  informal: travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.; "She hopped a train to Chicago"; "He hopped rides all over the country"
  5. [v]  jump lightly
  6. [v]  make a jump forward or upward
  7. [v]  jump across; "He hopped the bush"
  8. [v]  make a quick trip esp. by air; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
  9. [v]  move quickly from one place to another

HOP is a 3 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hops, hop-skip, record hop, skip
 See Also: American hop, bed hop, bestride, bine, bound, clear, climb on, common hop, common hops, cover, cross, cut across, cut through, dance, European hop, genus Humulus, get across, get on, get over, hop on, Humulus, Humulus americanus, Humulus japonicus, Humulus lupulus, Japanese hop, jump, jump, jump on, jumping, leap, mount, mount up, move, pass over, skip over, spring, top, track, travel, traverse, vine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hop\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hopped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hopping}.] [OE. hoppen to hop, leap, dance, AS. hoppian;
    akin to Icel. & Sw. hoppa, Dan. hoppe, D. huppelen, G.
    1. To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or
       jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.
             [Birds] hopping from spray to spray.  --Dryden.
    2. To walk lame; to limp; to halt. --Dryden.
    3. To dance. --Smollett.
  2. \Hop\, n.
    1. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a
       jump; a spring.
    2. A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball. [Colloq.]
    {Hop}, {skip} (or {step}), {and jump}, a game or athletic
       sport in which the participants cover as much ground as
       possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession.
  3. \Hop\, n. [OE. hoppe; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G.
    hopfen; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel.
    humall, SW. & Dan. humle.]
    1. (Bot.) A climbing plant ({Humulus Lupulus}), having a
       long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its
       fruit (hops).
    2. The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in
       brewing to give a bitter taste.
    3. The fruit of the dog-rose. See {Hip}.
    {Hop back}. (Brewing) See under 1st {Back}.
    {Hop clover} (Bot.), a species of yellow clover having heads
       like hops in miniature ({Trifolium agrarium}, and {T.
    {Hop flea} (Zo["o]l.), a small flea beetle ({Haltica
       concinna}), very injurious to hops.
    {Hop fly} (Zo["o]l.), an aphid ({Phorodon humuli}), very
       injurious to hop vines.
    {Hop froth fly} (Zo["o]l.), an hemipterous insect
       ({Aphrophora interrupta}), allied to the cockoo spits. It
       often does great damage to hop vines.
    {Hop hornbeam} (Bot.), an American tree of the genus {Ostrya}
       ({O. Virginica}) the American ironwood; also, a European
       species ({O. vulgaris}).
    {Hop moth} (Zo["o]l.), a moth ({Hypena humuli}), which in the
       larval state is very injurious to hop vines.
    {Hop picker}, one who picks hops.
    {Hop pole}, a pole used to support hop vines.
    {Hop tree} (Bot.), a small American tree ({Ptelia
       trifoliata}), having broad, flattened fruit in large
       clusters, sometimes used as a substitute for hops.
    {Hop vine} (Bot.), the climbing vine or stalk of the hop.
  4. \Hop\, v. t.
    To impregnate with hops. --Mortimer.
  5. \Hop\, v. i.
    To gather hops.
    Usage: [Perhaps only in the form {Hopping}, vb. n.]
Computing Dictionary

1. One point-to-point transmission in a series required to get a message from point A to point B on a store and forward network. On such networks (including uucpnet and fidonet), an important inter-machine metric is the hop count of the shortest path between them. This can be more significant than their geographical separation.

Each exclamation mark in a bang path represents one hop.

2. One direct host-to-host connection forming part of the route between two hosts in a routed network such as the internet. Some protocols place an upper limit on the hop count in order to detect routing loops.

3. To log in to a remote computer, especially via rlogin or telnet. "I'll hop over to foovax to FTP that."

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