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hop·per

 (hŏp′ər)
n.
1. One that hops.
2.
a. A usually funnel-shaped container in which materials, such as grain or coal, are stored in readiness for dispensation.
b. A freight car with a door in the floor through which materials are unloaded.
c. A box in which a bill is placed pending formal introduction before a legislature.
d. Informal A place in which something is held in readiness: a studio with many potential blockbusters in the hopper.

[Sense 2, from the shaking or hopping motion of grain hoppers as grain passed through them to the mill.]

hopper

(ˈhɒpə)
n
1. a person or thing that hops
2. (Mechanical Engineering) 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. (Agriculture) a machine used for picking hops
4. (Animals) any of various long-legged hopping insects, esp the grasshopper, leaf hopper, and immature locust
5. (Railways) Also called: hoppercar an open-topped railway truck for bulk transport of loose minerals, etc, unloaded through doors on the underside
6. (Mining & Quarrying) South African another name for cocopan
7. (Computer Science) computing a device formerly used for holding punched cards and feeding them to a card punch or card reader

Hopper

(ˈhɒpə)
n
(Biography) Edward. 1882–1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes

hop•per

(ˈhɒp ər)

n.
1. one that hops.
2. any jumping insect, as a grasshopper.
3. a funnel-shaped bin in which loose material, as grain or coal, is stored temporarily.
4. a box into which a proposed legislative bill is dropped and thereby officially introduced.
[1200–50]

Hop•per

(ˈhɒp ər)

n.
1. Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter.
2. Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hopper - funnel-shaped receptaclehopper - funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
2.hopper - someone who hops; "at hopscotch, the best hoppers are the children"
jumper - an athlete who competes at jumping; "he is one hell of a jumper"
3.hopper - a machine used for picking hops
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
4.hopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leapinghopper - 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
5.hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the groundhopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hitting, striking, hit - the act of contacting one thing with another; "repeated hitting raised a large bruise"; "after three misses she finally got a hit"
chopper, chop - a grounder that bounces high in the air
roller - a grounder that rolls along the infield
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
Translations

hopper

[ˈhɒpəʳ] N (= chute) → tolva f

hopper

[ˈhɒpər] n (= chute) → trémie f

hopper

n
(Tech) → Einfülltrichter m; (for coal) → Einfüll- or Speisetrichter m
(= young locust)junge Heuschrecke

hopper

[ˈhɒpəʳ] n (chute) → tramoggia
References in classic literature ?
They put these up in several grades, and sold them at several prices; but the contents of the cans all came out of the same hopper.
I stood as long as I could stagger to the hopper with grain.
She had visualized him filling his car, and mentally had followed his coal as it was carried up to the surface to be dumped into the hopper, weighed and dropped down the chute into the flat cars.
By my faith, thou art too stout a man to spend thy days betwixt the hopper and the till.
There's a fence between the Hopper Country and the Horner Country, and a gate in the fence; but you can't pass through just now, because we are at war with the Horners.
You don't need them," argued the Hopper, obstinately.
This must be the road to the Country of the Hoppers," said the Scarecrow.
But he told Scraps and me that the Hoppers and the Horners live on this mountain.
I was behaderin' round wid the gangs on the 'bankmint - I've taught the hoppers how to kape step an' stop screechin' - whin a head-gangman comes up to me, wid about two inches av shirt-tail hanging round his neck an' a disthressful light in his oi.
In the old days the hoppers slept in barns, but ten years ago a row of huts had been erected at the side of a meadow; and the Athelnys, like many others, had the same hut every year.
The hoppers were divided into bin companies of ten pickers, not counting children, and Athelny loudly boasted of the day when he would have a company consisting entirely of his own family.
These are the coarsest mills, in which all gossip is first rudely digested or cracked up before it is emptied into finer and more delicate hoppers within doors.