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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb hop:


Hop is sometimes a misspelling of chop, hoop, hope or hopped.

The word hop is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun hop

What does hop mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hops

  1. the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: jump / jumping = the act of jumping
  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
  3. an informal dance where popular music is played

Alternative definition of the noun hop


  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. [sports, US] A bounce, especially from the ground, of a thrown or batted ball.
  5. (US, dated) A dance.
  6. [computing, telecommunications] The sending of a data packet from one host to another as part of its overall journey.
  7. the plant (Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed
  8. [context: usually plural] the flowers of the 'hop' plant, dried and used to brew beer etc.
  9. a narcotic drug, usually opium

Specialised definition of the noun hop

Glossary of sports / athletics

the first stage of the triple jump (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb hop

What does hop mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: hopped, hopping

  1. jump lightly
  2. move quickly from one place to another
  3. travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: travel = undergo transportation as in a vehicle
  4. traverse as if by a short airplane trip
  5. jump across
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: clear / top = pass by, over, or under without making contact
  6. make a jump forward or upward
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: bound / jump / leap / spring = move forward by leaps and bounds

Alternative definition of the verb hop


  1. [intransitive] To jump a short distance.
  2. [intransitive] To jump on one foot.
  3. [intransitive] To be in state of energetic activity.
  4. [transitive] To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself, often surreptitiously.


HOP a.k.a. HOP!: Société HOP! is a regional subsidiary of Air France. It was formed from a merger of Airlinair, Brit Air and Régional. The new subsidiary offers daily flights to 50 French and European destinations. Its head office is in the Parc tertiaire Silic in Rungis in Greater Paris.

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  1. Hop is a fictional character from anime tv series Zoids: Fuzors.
  2. Hop is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Car Hop, Car-Hop, Hip hop, Hip-Hop, Bell Hop, Hop Harrigan and The Bell Hop.


  1. "Hop" is a 2011 Easter-themed part live-action-part animated comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment, directed by Alvin and the Chipmunks director Tim Hill and produced by Despicable Me producer Chris Meledandri.
  2. "Hop" is a 2002 comedy film directed by Dominique Standaert.


  1. "Hop" is a musical album of Christopher Lennertz.
    • released on
  2. "Hop" is a musical album of Compost Binde.
    • released on (18 years ago)


  1. Hop a.k.a. Hóp: The lake Hóp is situated in the north of Iceland near Blönduós at the Húnafjörður.
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  2. Hop a.k.a. Campbell Army Airfield is a military airport at Fort Campbell, which is located near Hopkinsville, a city in Christian County, Kentucky, United States. Previously Campbell Air Force Base, a U.S. Air Force installation from 1947 to 1959, this U.S. Army airfield has two asphalt paved runways: 5/23 is 11,826 by 200 feet and 18/36 is 4,500 by 150 feet.

There are other places with in their name, like Hop Pole, Hop Bottom.


  1. Hop: In computer networking, a hop is one portion of the path between source and destination. Data packets pass through routers and gateways on the way. Each time packets are passed to the next device, a hop occurs. To see how many hops it takes to get from one host to another ping or traceroute/tracepath commands can be used.
  2. Hop: In telecommunication, a hop is a portion of a signal's journey from source to receiver.
  3. Hop a.k.a. Hopi Language: Hopi is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona, USA, although today some Hopi are monolingual English speakers.
  4. 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.
  5. Hop is a Lisp-like programming language by Manuel Serrano for web 2.0 and also the name of the web broker that implements this language. It is written in Bigloo Scheme. It is a project funded by INRIA.
  6. Hop a.k.a. Hop ! is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  7. Hop a.k.a. Mari Language: Mari, or Hop, is a minor Austronesian language of Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.
  8. Hop a.k.a. homeodomain-only protein is a gene.
    • also known as not expressed in choriocarcinoma clone 1, heart odd homeobox 1 protein, lung cancer-associated Y protein
  9. Hop a.k.a. stress-induced-phosphoprotein 1 (Hsp70/Hsp90-organizing protein) is a gene.
  10. Hop a.k.a. suppression of tumorigenicity 13 (colon carcinoma) (Hsp70 interacting protein) is a gene.
    • also known as putative tumor suppressor ST13, Hsp70-interacting protein, OTTHUMP00000028873, progesterone receptor-associated p48 protein, heat shock 70kD protein binding protein, aging-associated protein 2

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hop

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Google previewRouting TCP/IP (2001)

by Jeff Doyle, Jennifer DeHaven Carroll

lf the better first hop is a router, the target address...

Google previewHopf Algebras (2011)

by David E. Radford

Hop is a Hopf algebra. (b) Hcop is a...

Google previewDeploying Next Generation Multicast-enabled Applications (2011)

Label Switched Multicast for MPLS VPNs, VPLS, and Wholesale Ethernet by Vinod Joseph, Srinivas Mulugu

The BGP next hop is the ingress PE router that initially advertises the VPN-IPv4 route. The BGP next hop assigns and distributes a label with the route via MP- IBGP that it subsequently uses to identify the directly connected site that advertised ...

Google previewJava Enterprise in a Nutshell (2002)

A Desktop Quick Reference by Jim Farley, William Crawford, David Flanagan

The Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (HOP) is an inter-ORB protocol based on TCP/IP. TCP/IP is by far the most commonly used network protocol on the Internet, so HOP is the most commonly used CORBA communication protocol. There are other ...

Google previewThe Hip Hop Prayer Book (2008)

The Remix by Timothy Holder

Hip hop is a community opening itself to a prophetic "Word" from God. The Word stirred from the depths of the chaotic...

Google previewImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) Foundation Learning Guide (2014)

(CCNP ROUTE 300-101) by Diane Teare, Bob Vachon, Rick Graziani

Recall that BGP routes autonomous system by autonomous system, not router by router, and the default next hop is the next autonomous system. As such, for BGP the next hop is the IP address that is used to reach the next autonomous ...

Google previewThe Hip Hop & Obama Reader (2015)

by Travis L. Gosa, Erik Nielson

The beautiful thing about hip hop is that it attracts all different types of people. We want that. Hip hop is a movement that brings people together to organize people certain kinds of ways. We want that. The marketing techniques of BKNation, the ...

Google previewA dictionary of domestic medicine and household surgery. Revised (1866)

by Spencer Thomson

The hop is an agreeable aromatic bitter ; it is, therefore, a stomach tonic ; it possesses also narcotic properties, though sot...

Google previewDictionary of Beer and Brewing (2014)

by Dan Rabin, Carl Forget

A hop festival held every third year in Poperinge, Belgium. The festival begins with a folkloric procession of young hops, children dressed in red and yellow (the colors of the city) and wearing hats resembling ...

Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary (1824)

Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

Hop A plant; jump; mean dance, s. To hop To leap on one leg; ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Hop 1. Either of two species of the genus Humulus, nonwoody annual or perennial vines in the hemp family Cannabeceae native to temperate North America, Eurasia, and South America.

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Quotes about Hop

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that. (Darren Aronofsky)
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Scrabble value of H4O1P3

The value of this 3-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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