hopper

[ hop-er ]
/ ˈhɒp ər /

noun


Nearby words

  1. hoppe,
  2. hoppe, willie,
  3. hopped,
  4. hopped up,
  5. hopped-up,
  6. hopper barge,
  7. hopper car,
  8. hopper casement,
  9. hopper dredge,
  10. hopper frame

Idioms

    in the hopper, Informal. in preparation; about to be realized: Plans for the class reunion are in the hopper.

Origin of hopper

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at hop1, -er1

Hopper

[ hop-er ]
/ ˈhɒp ər /

noun

Edward,1882–1967, U.S. painter and etcher.
Grace Murray,1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
(William) De Wolf [duh-woo lf] /də wʊlf/, 1858–1935, U.S. actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for hopper

hopper

/ (ˈhɒpə) /

noun

Hopper

/ (ˈhɒpə) /

noun

Edward. 1882–1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes
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Word Origin and History for hopper
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Science definitions for hopper

Hopper

[ hŏpər ]
Grace Murray 1906-1992

American mathematician and computer programmer who in 1951 conceived the idea for an internal computer program, called a compiler, that scanned a set of alphanumeric instructions (such as words and symbols) and compiled a set of binary instructions executed by the machine. Her ideas were widely influential in the development of programming languages, in particular COBOL.
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