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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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British Dictionary definitions for dw 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 dw hopper

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
  (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 dw hopper

hopper

noun

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


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