hook = H = hose


1. n. [common] One file transmission in a series required to get a file from point A to point B on a store-and-forward network. On such networks (including UUCPNET and FidoNet), an important inter-machine metric is the number of hops in the shortest path between them, which can be more significant than their geographical separation. See bang path. 2. v. [rare] To log in to a remote machine, esp. via rlogin or telnet. "I'll hop over to foovax to FTP that."

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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. hupfen.]


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. Dryden.


To walk lame; to limp; to halt.



To dance.



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Hop, n.


A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.


A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball.


Hop, skip (∨ 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. <-- just a hop, skip, and a jump away = nearby -->



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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 (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).


The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.


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 (Trifolium agrarium, and T. procumbens). -- Hop flea Zool., a small flea beetle (Haltica concinna), very injurious to hops. -- Hop fly Zool., an aphid (Phorodon humuli), very injurious to hop vines. -- Hop froth fly Zool., an hemipterous insect (Aphrophora interrupta), 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 (O. vulgaris). -- Hop moth Zool., 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 (Ptelia trifoliata), 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.


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Hop, v. t.

To impregnate with hops.



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Hop, v. i.

To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]


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