hopper: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hop'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that hops.
  2. 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. 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. See
  7. 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.
  9. in preparation; about to be realized: Plans for the class reunion are in the hopper.


Pronunciation: (hop'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1882–1967, U.S. painter and etcher.
  2. 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
  3. 1858–1935, U.S. actor.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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