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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a bird hops (=makes small jumping movements)
▪ A small bird was hopping across the grass.
hip hop
hopping mad (=very angry)
trip hop
▪ They did not remain long, for the cold soon had them hopping about, and the journey was resumed.
▪ Once inside he hopped about, acting nervous.
▪ Now sit still and stop hopping about, will you.
▪ Apparently it had been reported hopping about in a car park close to the village.
▪ He jumped up too, then cursed and hopped about, struggling to get his fly shut before he could chase me.
▪ It hopped around and sometimes damaged other genes.
▪ When I first saw it, it was hopping around in the bottom of one of the larger aviaries.
▪ Because all these kids have been hopped around to ten different places.
▪ They wore the motley coat of jesters and one of them was hopping around on a hobby horse.
▪ Mr Bibbit, hop around for Mr McMurphy here.
▪ It pulled it right off in the hospital carpark, and had me hopping around.
▪ The robin hopped around, pleased to see some one gardening.
▪ She idly watched a tame yellow warbler hopping back and forth across the window sill as Victor put the call through.
▪ Here and there a red squirrel jumped down noisily, then hopped back on to a horizontal log cushioned with soft green moss.
▪ After their terribly exciting bridge crossing, they hopped back over the shallows and headed back to their mini-van.
▪ They will provide a lot of amusement hopping back and forth over the rocks from one puddle to another.
▪ When he had finished, he hopped back into a chair across the room from Smitty.
▪ That was when Kanga, who owns a fashion firm, hopped in to try on and buy the lookalike number.
▪ She shook her head and waded out to the boat and hopped in.
▪ Renwick saw the businesslike nose of a revolver just showing from under the coat's folds. Hop in.
▪ He hopped in and unzipped the rucksack, taking out only the scope which he pointed back towards the lakeside.
▪ There's a woman just up the road so I hop off the wall and run after her.
▪ He hopped off on to the logs.
▪ He hopped off the stool lightly and followed her to the dining room.
▪ You could switch to diesel but you'd be better off hopping to work.
▪ You can use your included Canal Bus Pass to hop on and off the Rembrandt cruise.
▪ I hopped on to my charpoi and covered myself with a quilt.
▪ You do as your Dad says. Hop on over to the end of the road and give her a tinkle.
▪ So we hopped on and were going through this old, overgrown rubber plantation.
▪ He put his finger in but it wouldn't hop on to it.
▪ The bird hopped on to her wrist.
▪ As they were looking at the seed packets together, the robin hopped on to a branch near them.
▪ Usually they hopped on and pumped away and suddenly it was over.
▪ Near here the student hopped out, waved goodbye and disappeared up a side lane.
▪ The driver hopped out with a clipboard in his hand and started up the steps.
▪ Another rustle followed before a glossy blackbird hopped out and made off towards the parkland.
▪ Jesse Johnson hopped out of his dory and put himself be-tween the pile of bodies and the wharf.
▪ Mildred hopped out and looked around.
▪ I hopped out, walked over, plucked a leaf from the bur oak above it.
▪ Marina laughed at me as I hopped out to tie us up against a tree.
▪ I hopped out the door and watched the old man being taken down the stairs to the platform.
▪ She hopped over the next puddle, then the next.
▪ You really ought to hop over for a weekend and see it, Anne.
▪ Michael Barry suggests you hop over to the magical island of Herm.
▪ He looked out at a pair of starlings hopping over the lawn, their feathers ruffled by the chill breeze.
▪ She saw him ahead of her, hopping up and down in his anxiety.
▪ A little kid in a Catholic school uniform still hops up and down the steps of a stoop on one foot.
▪ All the birds began to hop up and down and twitter, opening and shutting their beaks.
▪ I nearly get it right, but I end up hopping again.
▪ One more block and she could hop on to the bus which would take her to Grand Central Station.
▪ Millions of vacationing seniors have discovered the answer to stress-free, economical travel is as simple as hopping on a bus.
▪ Poor Vanessa was stabbing a cigarette, a cup of tea, another cigarette, hopping from one foot to the other.
▪ Then he hopped down at my feet and ate all the corn he wanted.
▪ The foreman, hopping, one foot to the other, to get his trousers down.
▪ She started to hop from one foot to the other.
▪ Mr Parkinson hopped delightedly from foot to foot.
▪ Receiving assurances that there was no ethnic dimension to the role he had been offered, Hoch hopped a plane headed west.
▪ Elated, Daley and Sis hopped a plane for a vacation in the Florida Keys.
▪ If you are exhausted or hot, hop the steam train that circles continuously around the park.
▪ He would just hop trains and stuff.
▪ A Manhattan team, meanwhile, sent its bikes ahead and hopped a freight train west.
▪ He stayed at hobo camps, including those in Albany and Richmond, and lived hopping freight trains throughout the Western states.
▪ A wide-eyed little girl hopped into Santa's lap.
▪ It's a game in which you hop around trying to knock the other players over.
▪ Lorna hopped over to a bench to put on her shoes.
▪ Mary was hopping anxiously from one foot to another.
▪ A little kid in a Catholic school uniform still hops up and down the steps of a stoop on one foot.
▪ Aunt Margaret's curly, black handwriting skipped and hopped on the paper because Melanie's eyes were so tired.
▪ Even worse, plasmids can hop between species.
▪ He hopped across the ditch to the farther bank and looked round him again.
▪ Instead, anyone at hand hops on to the truck and gets the job done.
▪ She started to hop from one foot to the other.
▪ There had been barely a break in their conversation as they hopped the rocks.
▪ The solution here is to perform very short hops and observe the behaviour of the model.
▪ And some airlines are more affected by flying short hops and in areas where weather is relatively poor.
▪ It was but a short hop from their first rooms in St George's Square but represented an enormous leap in lifestyle.
▪ It's designed for short hops.
▪ Diana climbed aboard one boat with children William and Harry for the short hop to their luxury yacht.
▪ Weld scars confirmed his suspicion that a hefty furnace engine had been appended to its original short hop retro reaction coil system.
▪ They catch you on the hop.
▪ You caught us on the hop there, ol' buddy.
▪ Yes, I think I caught her on the hop.
▪ Sorry about the mess but you caught me on the hop like.
▪ It's just a short hop from Cleveland to Detroit.
▪ The ball got past the shortstop on a bad hop.
▪ The bird took another hop toward Kyle's outstretched hand.
▪ And some airlines are more affected by flying short hops and in areas where weather is relatively poor.
▪ In high amounts hops are such a potent sedative that Clement, working as an herbalist, offers them to dental patients.
▪ This is where they dry the hops.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hip \Hip\, n. [OE. hepe, AS. he['o]pe; cf. OHG. hiufo a bramble bush.] (Bot.) The fruit of a rosebush, especially of the English dog-rose ( Rosa canina); called also rose hip. [Written also hop, hep.]

Hip tree (Bot.), the dog-rose.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hoppian "to spring, leap, dance," from Proto-Germanic *hupnojan (cognates: Old Norse hoppa, Dutch huppen, German hüpfen "to hop"). Related: Hopped; hopping.


usually hops, type of twining vine whose cones are used in brewing, etc., mid-15c., from Middle Dutch hoppe, from Proto-Germanic *hup-nan- (cognates: Old Saxon -hoppo, German Hopfen), of unknown origin.


"opium," 1887, from Cantonese nga-pin (pronounced HAH-peen) "opium," a Chinese folk etymology of the English word opium, literally "crow peelings." Re-folk-etymologized back into English by association with hop (n.1).


"a small jump," c.1500, from hop (v.). Slang sense of "informal dancing party" is from 1731 (defined by Johnson as "a place where meaner people dance"). Meaning "short flight on an aircraft" is from 1909.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A short jump 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 (context sports US English) A bounce, especially from the ground, of a thrown or batted ball. 5 (context US dated English) A dance. 6 (context computing telecommunications English) The sending of a data packet from one host to another as part of its overall journey. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To jump a short distance. 2 (context intransitive English) To jump on one foot. 3 (context intransitive English) To be in state of energetic activity. 4 (context transitive English) To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself, often surreptitiously. 5 (context intransitive usually in combination English) To move frequently from one place or situation to another similar one. 6 (context obsolete English) To walk lame; to limp. 7 To dance. Etymology 2

n. 1 The plant (''http://en.wikipedi

  1. org/wiki/Hop%20(plant)'') from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed. 2 (context usually plural English) The, dried and used to brew beer etc. 3 (context US slang English) opium, or some other narcotic drug. 4 The fruit of the dog rose; a hip. v

  2. To impregnate with hops, especially to add hops as a flavouring agent during the production of beer

  1. n. 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]

  4. [also: hopping, hopped]

  1. v. 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

  7. [also: hopping, hopped]


Hóp may refer to:

  • Hóp (Iceland), an Icelandic lake
  • Hóp (Vinland), a Viking name for what was possibly a part of the North American coast: see Vinland


Hop (telecommunications)

In telecommunication, a hop is a portion of a signal's journey from source to receiver. Examples include:

  1. The excursion of a radio wave from the Earth to the ionosphere and back to the Earth. The number of hops indicates the number of reflections from the ionosphere.
  2. A similar excursion from an earth station to a communications satellite to another station, counted similarly except that if the return trip is not by satellite, then it's only a half hop.
  3. In routing, a hop is the step from one router to the next, on the path of a packet on any communications network. On the Internet the hops a packet takes may be discovered with pings or traceroutes. The hop count is the total number of steps along the path from source to sink. In this context, the term "hop" is sometimes said to be an acronym for "hand-over point".
Hóp (Iceland)

The lakeHóp is situated in the north of Iceland near Blönduós at the Húnafjörður.

In reality, the lake is more of a lagoon than a lake. Its surface area depends on the tides and oscillates between 29 and 44 km². Its greatest depth is 9 m.

Hop (software)

Hop is a Lisp-like programming language by Manuel Serrano for web 2.0 and also the name of the web broker ( server and proxy) that implements this language. It is written in Bigloo Scheme. It is a project funded by INRIA.

Hop (protein)

Hop, occasionally written HOP, is an abbreviation for Hsp70- Hsp90 Organizing Protein. It functions as a co-chaperone which reversibly links together the protein chaperones Hsp70 and Hsp90.

Hop belongs to the large group of co-chaperones, which regulate and assist the major chaperones (mainly heat shock proteins). It is one of the best studied co-chaperones of the Hsp70/Hsp90-complex. It was first discovered in yeast and homologues were identified in human, mouse, rat, insects, plants, parasites, and virus. The family of these proteins is referred to as STI1 (stress inducible protein) and can be divided into yeast, plant, and animal STI1 (Hop).

Hop (networking)

In computer networking, a hop is one portion of the path between source and destination. Data packets pass through bridges, routers and gateways as the travel between source and destination. Each time packets are passed to the next network device, a hop occurs. The hop count refers to the number of intermediate devices through which data must pass between source and destination.

Since store and forward and other latencies are incurred through each hop, a large number of hops between source and destination implies lower real-time performance.

Hop (film)

Hop is a 2011 American 3D live-action/ computer-animated buddy comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, directed by Tim Hill and produced by Chris Meledandri and Michele Imperato Stabile. The film was released on April 1, 2011, in the United States and the United Kingdom. Hop stars the voice of Russell Brand as E.B., a rabbit who does not want to succeed his father, Mr. Bunny ( Hugh Laurie), in the role of the Easter Bunny; James Marsden as Fred O'Hare, a human who is out of work and wishes to become the next Easter Bunny himself; and the voice of Hank Azaria as Carlos, a evil chick who plots to take over the Easter organization. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on March 23, 2012, in Region 1.

Usage examples of "hop".

Any honest afrit would by now have grown wings and shot down to find me, but without a nearby ledge or roof to hop to, the skeleton was stymied.

He had one hand below him and managed to push the hatch back as they descended, Avelyn rolling right over the hatchway, the deceivingly agile powrie hopping to its feet atop the now-closed portal.

Minutes after he had gone, Hop rushed out of the armoury and across to the main block.

So she did chores right along with Aviendha, accepted chastisement with as good a grace as she could muster, and hopped whenever Amys or Melaine or Bair said frog.

And Byle Bander hopped, unaware that when the group left the house and headed for the stairs down which Mercald had gone, they were observed with considerable satisfaction by Rootweaver herself.

Jimmy hopped over the trickle of filth down the centre of the alley, nodded to the basher who stood just outside, polishing the brickwork with his shoulder, and pushed through the door.

She hopped down next to him, still holding her belaying pin, and shrugged.

Old Bick looked at me as if he could eat me, snatched the letter out of my hand, signed it, and waved his hand at the door as a hint to hop it.

The popular herbal drink known as Hop Bitters is said to owe many of its supposed virtues to the bryony root, substituted for the mandrake which it is alleged to contain.

He no longer sat motionless behind his desk: like a dancing bear he hopped about between bookcase and blackboard, seized the sponge and effaced the just outlined itineraries of the Goths.

As Blinky stood and gazed at the empty lucky-dip, feeling very sorry about it all, and still very angry, his friends the butcher-birds hopped round.

I cast my eyes down instead and find myself staring at the two fat bubbies spilling out of she dress, round and full like the hops bread you does eat with shark, but brown, skin-dark brown.

Master of Sinanju cried as Bobby Bugget hopped up onto the windowsill.

Richard hopped down and tried to walk away from the gate, promptly bumping his head on the field.

Yes, thought Centaine grimly, Michael has accumulated black marks like a dog picks up fleas, and some of them hop off on to all of us.