Hop, skip(or step), 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. Addison.

(Hop), n. [OE. hoppe; akin to D. hop, hoppe, OHG. hopfo, G. hopfen; cf. LL. hupa, W. hopez, Armor. houpez, and Icel. humall, SW. & Dan. humle.]

1. (Bot.) A climbing plant having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit

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 Hop flea(Zoöl.), a small flea beetle very injurious to hops.Hop fly(Zoöl.), an aphid very injurious to hop vines.Hop froth fly(Zoöl.), an hemipterous insect allied to the cockoo spits. It often does great damage to hop vines.Hop hornbeam(Bot.), an American tree of the genus Ostrya (O. Virginica) the American ironwood; also, a European species Hop moth (Zoöl.), 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 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.

(Hop), v. t. To impregnate with hops. Mortimer.

(Hop), v. i. To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]

(Hop"bine` Hop"bind`) n. The climbing stem of the hop. Blackstone.

(Hope) n. [Cf. Icel. hop a small bay or inlet.]

1. A sloping plain between mountain ridges. [Obs.]

2. A small bay; an inlet; a haven. [Scot.] Jamieson.

Hoove to Horizontally

(Hoove) n. [Allied to heave, hove.] A disease in cattle consisting in inflammation of the stomach by gas, ordinarily caused by eating too much green food; tympany; bloating.

(Hoov"en Ho"ven) a. Affected with hoove; as, hooven, or hoven, cattle.

(Hop) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hopped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Hopping ] [OE. hoppen to hop, leap, dance, AS. hoppian; akin to Icel. & Sw. hoppa, Dan. hoppe, D. huppelen, G. hüpfen.]

1. To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.

[Birds] hopping from spray to spray.

2. To walk lame; to limp; to halt. Dryden.

3. To dance. Smollett.

(Hop), 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. [Colloq.]

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