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hopper

[hop-er] /ˈhɒp ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that hops.
2.
Informal. a person who travels or moves frequently from one place or situation to another (usually used in combination):
a two-week tour designed for energetic city-hoppers.
3.
any of various jumping insects, as grasshoppers or leafhoppers.
4.
Australian. kangaroo.
5.
a funnel-shaped chamber or bin in which loose material, as grain or coal, is stored temporarily, being filled through the top and dispensed through the bottom.
6.
Railroads. hopper car.
7.
U.S. Politics. a box into which a proposed legislative bill is dropped and thereby officially introduced.
8.
one of the pieces at each side of a hopper casement.
Idioms
9.
in the hopper, Informal. in preparation; about to be realized:
Plans for the class reunion are in the hopper.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see hop1, -er1

Hopper

[hop-er] /ˈhɒp ər/
noun
1.
Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter and etcher.
2.
Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
3.
(William) De Wolf
[duh-woo lf] /də wʊlf/ (Show IPA),
1858–1935, U.S. actor.
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  • The crop is carried to the elevator which carries it into the hopper.
British Dictionary definitions for hopper

hopper

/ˈhɒpə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that hops
2.
a funnel-shaped chamber or reservoir from which solid materials can be discharged under gravity into a receptacle below, esp for feeding fuel to a furnace, loading a railway truck with grain, etc
3.
a machine used for picking hops
4.
any of various long-legged hopping insects, esp the grasshopper, leaf hopper, and immature locust
5.
Also called hoppercar. an open-topped railway truck for bulk transport of loose minerals, etc, unloaded through doors on the underside
6.
(South African) another name for cocopan
7.
(computing) a device formerly used for holding punched cards and feeding them to a card punch or card reader

Hopper

/ˈhɒpə/
noun
1.
Edward. 1882–1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes
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Word Origin and History for hopper
n.

"person or animal that hops," mid-13c., agent noun from hop (v.). From c.1200 as a surname, and perhaps existing in Old English (cf. hoppestre "female dancer").

"container with narrow opening at bottom," late 13c., perhaps an agent noun from hop (v.) via notion of grain juggling in a mill hopper.

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hopper in Science
Hopper
  (hŏp'ər)   
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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Slang definitions & phrases for hopper

hopper

noun

A ground ball that hops along (1940s+ Baseball)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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