a person or thing that hops.
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.
any of various jumping insects, as grasshoppers or leafhoppers.
Australian. kangaroo.
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.
Railroads. hopper car.
U.S. politics. a box into which a proposed legislative bill is dropped and thereby officially introduced.
one of the pieces at each side of a hopper casement.
in the hopper, Informal. in preparation; about to be realized: Plans for the class reunion are in the hopper.

1200–50; Middle English; see hop1, -er1

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Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter and etcher.
Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
(William) De Wolf [duh-woolf] , 1858–1935, U.S. actor.
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hopper (ˈhɒpə)
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)
Edward. 1882--1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes

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Word Origin & History

"container with narrow opening at bottom," 1277, perhaps from hop (v.) via notion of grain juggling in a mill hopper.
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Hopper   (hŏp'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
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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The crop is carried to the elevator which carries it into the hopper.
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