- to make a short, bouncing leap; move by leaping with all feet off the ground.
- to spring or leap on one foot.
- Informal. to make a short, quick trip, especially in an airplane: He hopped up to Boston for the day.
- Informal. to travel or move frequently from one place or situation to another (usually used in combination): to island-hop; to job-hop.
- Informal. to dance.
- to jump over; clear with a hop: The sheep hopped the fence.
- Informal. to board or get onto a vehicle: to hop a plane.
- Informal. to cross in an airplane: We hopped the Atlantic in five hours.
- an act of hopping; short leap.
- a leap on one foot.
- a journey, especially a short trip by air.
- Informal. a dance or dancing party.
- a bounce or rebound of a moving object, as a ball: She caught the ball on the first hop.
- hop to it, Informal. to begin to move, become active, or do something immediately: You'd better hop to it if you intend to buy groceries before the market closes.Also hop to.
Origin of hop1
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- any twining plant of the genus Humulus, bearing male flowers in loose clusters and female flowers in conelike forms.
- hops, the dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant, used in brewing, medicine, etc.
- Older Slang. a narcotic drug, especially opium.
- to treat or flavor with hops.
- hop up, Slang.
- to excite; make enthusiastic: They hopped the crowd up with fiery speeches.
- to add to the power of: The kids hopped up the motor of their jalopy.
- to stimulate by narcotics.
Origin of hop2
Examples from the Web for hopped
Fidel jumped out and hopped into the ocean without getting wet.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Then the two hopped in a car and “drove around Chicago like lunatics,” Wald remembered.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America
David Yaffe, Scott Saul
December 10, 2014
Baugh hopped out and towed it a block away with practiced speed and ease.The President and the Tow Truck Driver
September 25, 2014
After the ceremony, the pope ditched his mitre and ceremonial robes and hopped into the popemobile for a spin around the square.Onscene as Pope Francis Makes Saints of John Paul II and John XXIII
Barbie Latza Nadeau
April 27, 2014
And a lesser man, like myself, would have sprinted to the airport and hopped the next flight to Miami.No Mas Democracia
February 19, 2014
I suppose they had developed into little frogs, and hopped away.
Take some good sweet wort before it is hopped, put it into a jar, and a little yeast when it becomes lukewarm, and cover it over.
Murgatroyd hopped to his lap and gazed interestedly at the screen.Pariah Planet
Jon hopped a section of packing cases and crouched out of sight.
He hopped into the center of the floor—leaning on the cases as if for support.
- (intr) to make a jump forwards or upwards, esp on one foot
- (intr) (esp of frogs, birds, rabbits, etc) to move forwards in short jumps
- (tr) to jump overhe hopped the hedge
- (intr) informal to move or proceed quickly (in, on, out of, etc)hop on a bus
- (tr) informal to cross (an ocean) in an aircraftthey hopped the Atlantic in seven hours
- (tr) US and Canadian informal to travel by means of (an aircraft, bus, etc)he hopped a train to Chicago
- US and Canadian to bounce or cause to bouncehe hopped the flat stone over the lake's surface
- (intr) US and Canadian informal to begin intense activity, esp work
- (intr) another word for limp 1
- hop it or hop off British slang to go away
- the act or an instance of hopping
- old-fashioned, informal a dance, esp one at which popular music is playedwe're all going to the school hop tonight
- informal a trip, esp in an aircraft
- US a bounce, as of a ball
- on the hop informal
- active or busy
- Britishunawares or unpreparedthe new ruling caught me on the hop
- any climbing plant of the N temperate genus Humulus, esp H. lupulus, which has green conelike female flowers and clusters of small male flowers: family Cannabiaceae (or Cannabidaceae)See also hops
- hop garden a field of hops
- obsolete, slang opium or any other narcotic drug
Word Origin and History for hopped
a word that seems to merge three senses of hop; the meaning "flavored with hops" (hop (n.1)) is first attested 1660s; that of "under the influence of drugs" (hop (n.2)) is from 1924; that of "excited, enthusiastic" (perhaps from hop (v.)) is from 1923. Meaning "performance-enhanced" (of an engine, etc.) is from 1945.
Old English hoppian "to spring, leap, dance," from Proto-Germanic *hupnojanan (cf. 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- (cf. 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.