Definition of "hop" [hop]

  • To move with light bounding skips or leaps. (verb-intransitive)
  • Informal To move quickly or busily: The shipping department is hopping this week. (verb-intransitive)
  • To jump on one foot. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a quick trip, especially in an airplane. (verb-intransitive)
  • To travel or move often from place to place. Often used in combination: party-hop. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hop" in a sentence
  • "I went and put on a rabbit suit with a fluffy tail for my own amusement … * hop hop*"
  • "*step step hop step step hop step step hop step step hop* *slyde slyde wiggle, slyde slyde wiggle, slyde slyde gigglolZ*"
  • "As you take great interest in housewifery concerns, I shall send you a recipe for what we call hop - rising*."