Hopping Hop"ping, n. The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing. [1913 Webster]

{Hopping Dick} (Zo["o]l.), a thrush of Jamaica ({Merula leucogenys}), resembling the English blackbird in its familiar manners, agreeable song, and dark plumage. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hopping — may refer to:* Hopping, an alternative term for jumping, especially on one foot * Hopping, the use of hops in brewing beer * Freighthopping, the act of surreptitiously hitching a ride on a railroad freight car * Island hopping, crossing an ocean… …   Wikipedia

  • hopping — noun pass quickly from one place to another: → hop hopping adjective informal, chiefly N. Amer. very active or lively. Phrases hopping mad informal extremely angry …   English new terms dictionary

  • -hopping — combining form 1. Denoting: making quick journeys between, usu by air, as in island hopping 2. (of an aircraft) skimming, as in hedge hopping • • • Main Entry: ↑hop …   Useful english dictionary

  • hopping — [häp′iŋ] adj. very busy or active adv. very agitatedly or violently: chiefly in the phrase hopping mad, extremely angry …   English World dictionary

  • Hopping — Hop ping, n. [See 3rd {Hop}.] A gathering of hops. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hopping — Họp|ping 〈n.; od. s; unz.; meist in Zus.; umg.〉 rascher, häufiger Wechsel (ÄrzteHopping, DiscoHopping, InselHopping, JobHopping, (Kranken )KassenHopping) ● ein Hopping zwischen Kunst und Unterhaltung [engl., zu hop „hüpfen“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hopping — /hop ing/, adj. 1. working energetically; busily engaged: He kept the staff hopping in order to get the report finished. 2. going from one place or situation to another of a similar specified type (usually used in combination): restaurant hopping …   Universalium

  • hopping — I. adverb Date: 1675 extremely, violently used in the phrase hopping mad II. adjective Date: 1785 1. intensely active ; busy < they kept us hopping > 2. extremely angry III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hopping — Hop Hop (h[o^]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hopped} (h[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hopping} (h[o^]p p[i^]ng).] [OE. hoppen to hop, leap, dance, AS. hoppian; akin to Icel. & Sw. hoppa, Dan. hoppe, D. huppelen, G. h[ u]pfen.] 1. To move by successive leaps …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hopping — adv. Hopping is used with these adjectives: ↑mad …   Collocations dictionary

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