hopping (See hop)
1 the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
2 twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer [syn: hops]
3 an informal dance where popular music is played [syn: record hop]
2 move quickly from one place to another
3 informal: travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.; "She hopped a train to Chicago"; "He hopped rides all over the country"
4 make a quick trip especially by air; "Hop the Pacific Ocean"
5 jump across; "He hopped the bush"
Etymology 1Alternative spelling (C17) of hoppe from houbelon
Etymology 2to hop
- countable physics A shift from one energy-state to another by an electron in an atom.
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 by a series of shorter journeys between islands
- Movie hopping, the practice of buying a ticket for one film and illicitly attending additional showings within the same film complex without buying the required tickets
- Hopping, an alternative name for Yogic flying: see TM-Sidhi program