Definition of Hop

Pronunciation: hǒp
v. i.1.To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.
[imp. & p. p. Hopped (hǒpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Hopping (hǒp"pĭng).]
[Birds] hopping from spray to spray.
- Dryden.
2.To walk lame; to limp; to halt.
3.To dance.
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.
Hop, skip 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.
a short distance.
- Addison.
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 Trifolium procumbens).
Hop flea
(Zool.) a small flea beetle (Haltica concinna), very injurious to hops.
Hop fly
(Zool.) an aphid (Phorodon humuli), very injurious to hop vines.
Hop froth fly
(Zool.) 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 (Ostrya Virginica) the American ironwood; also, a European species (Ostrya vulgaris).
Hop moth
(Zool.) 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.
v. t.1.To impregnate with hops.
v. i.1.To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]

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