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1. One that hops.
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.]
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
(Biography) Edward. 1882–1967, US painter, noted for his realistic depiction of everyday scenes
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.
1. Edward, 1882–1967, U.S. painter.
2. Grace Murray, 1906–92, U.S. naval officer and computer scientist.
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|Noun||1.||hopper - 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 leaping|
orthopteran, orthopteron, orthopterous insect - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
|5.||hopper - (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"
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!"