grasshopper


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grass·hop·per

 (grăs′hŏp′ər)
n.
1. Any of numerous orthopteran insects, chiefly of the suborder Caelifera, characteristically having long, powerful hind legs adapted for jumping.
2. A light, usually unarmed airplane used for liaison and scouting.
3. A cocktail consisting of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream.

grasshopper

(ˈɡrɑːsˌhɒpə)
n
1. (Animals) any orthopterous insect of the families Acrididae (short-horned grasshoppers) and Tettigoniidae (long-horned grasshoppers), typically terrestrial, feeding on plants, and producing a ticking sound by rubbing the hind legs against the leathery forewings. See also locust1, katydid
2. knee-high to a grasshopper informal very young or very small
3. (Cookery) an iced cocktail of equal parts of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream
4. (modifier) unable to concentrate on any one subject for long: a grasshopper mind.

grass•hop•per

(ˈgræsˌhɒp ər, ˈgrɑs-)

n.
1. any of numerous plant-eating orthopterous insects of the families Acrididae and Tettigoniidae, having enlarged upper hind legs adapted for leaping.
2. a cocktail of light cream, crème de menthe, and crème de cacao.

grass·hop·per

(grăs′hŏp′ər)
Any of numerous large insects typically having two pairs of wings and long hind legs for jumping. Grasshoppers feed on plants and can be very destructive to plants. They are closely related to cockroaches, crickets, and praying mantises.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grasshopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leapinggrasshopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
acridid, short-horned grasshopper - grasshopper with short antennae
long-horned grasshopper, tettigoniid - grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male
2.grasshopper - a cocktail made of creme de menthe and cream (sometimes with creme de cacao)
creme de menthe - sweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur
cocktail - a short mixed drink
Translations
kobylkakobylka luční
græshoppe
heinäsirkka
skakavac
szöcske
engispretta
イナゴ
메뚜기
lúčny koník
kobilica
gräshoppa
ตั๊กแตน
châu chấu

grasshopper

[ˈgrɑːsˌhɒpəʳ] Nsaltamontes m inv, chapulín m (Mex, CAm)

grasshopper

[ˈgrɑːshɒpər] nsauterelle f

grasshopper

[ˈgrɑːsˌhɒpəʳ] ncavalletta

grass

(graːs) noun
1. the green plant which covers fields, garden lawns etc.
2. any species of grass, including also corn and bamboo. He studies grasses.
3. (slang) marijuana.
ˈgrassy adjective
a grassy bank/slope.
ˈgrasshopper noun
a type of insect which jumps and which makes a noise by rubbing its wings.
ˈgrassland noun
land covered with grass, used as pasture for animals.

grasshopper

جُنْدُب kobylka luční græshoppe Heuschrecke ακρίδα grillo, saltamontes heinäsirkka sauterelle skakavac cavalletta イナゴ 메뚜기 sprinkhaan gresshoppe konik polny gafanhoto кузнечик gräshoppa ตั๊กแตน çekirge châu chấu 蚱蜢
References in classic literature ?
He looked like a grasshopper in a fit when he did the new step.
True, they rather order me about some, and make me jump from spar to spar, like a grasshopper in a May meadow.
All that is original in us, and therefore fairly creditable or dis- creditable to us, can be covered up and hidden by the point of a cambric needle, all the rest being atoms contributed by, and inherited from, a procession of ancestors that stretches back a billion years to the Adam-clam or grasshopper or monkey from whom our race has been so tediously and ostentatiously and un- profitably developed.
Evidently the friend remarks that a last year's grasshopper leg is a very noble acquisition, and inquires where he got it.
A grasshopper began to chirrup by the wall, and like a blue thread a long thin dragon-fly floated past on its brown gauze wings.
Naught he found too lofty, none he saw too low-- Parbati beside him watched them come and go; Thought to cheat her husband, turning Shiv to jest-- Stole the little grasshopper and hid it in her breast.
AND instead of a nice dish of minnows--they had a roasted grasshopper with lady-bird sauce; which frogs consider a beautiful treat; but I think it must have been nasty!
Now, I had made no attempt to walk, since my first signal failure, except while tightly grasping Tars Tarkas' arm, and so now I went skipping and flitting about among the desks and chairs like some monstrous grasshopper.
He's empty enough i' the upper story, or he'd niver come jigging an' stamping i' that way, like a mad grasshopper, for the gentry to look at him.
At the hearin' of this, ye may swear, though, I was as mad as a grasshopper, but I remimbered that I was Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, and that it wasn't althegither gentaal to lit the anger git the upper hand o' the purliteness, so I made light o' the matter and kipt dark, and got quite sociable wid the little chap, and afther a while what did he do but ask me to go wid him to the widdy's, saying he wud give me the feshionable inthroduction to her leddyship.
When it was midnight, and the giant thought that the little tailor was lying in a sound sleep, he got up, took a great iron bar, cut through the bed with one blow, and thought he had finished off the grasshopper for good.
Presently there arose from within a ticking like the love-making of the grasshopper.