Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Hopper

Hop′per

,
Noun.
[See 1st
Hop
.]
1.
One who, or that which, hops.
2.
A chute, box, or receptacle, usually funnel-shaped with an opening at the lower part, for delivering or feeding any material, as to a machine;
as, the wooden box with its trough through which grain passes into a mill by joining or shaking, or a funnel through which fuel passes into a furnace, or coal, etc.
, into a car.
3.
(Mus.)
See
Grasshopper
, 2.
4.
pl.
A game. See
Hopscotch
.
Johnson.
5.
(Zool.)
(a)
See
Grasshopper
, and
Frog hopper
,
Grape hopper
,
Leaf hopper
,
Tree hopper
, under
Frog
,
Grape
,
Leaf
, and
Tree
.
(b)
The larva of a cheese fly.
6.
(Naut.)
A vessel for carrying waste, garbage, etc., out to sea, so constructed as to discharge its load by a mechanical contrivance; – called also
dumping scow
.
Bell and hopper
(Metal.)
,
the apparatus at the top of a blast furnace, through which the charge is introduced, while the gases are retained.
Hopper boy
,
a rake in a mill, moving in a circle to spread meal for drying, and to draw it over an opening in the floor, through which it falls.
Hopper closet
,
a water-closet, without a movable pan, in which the receptacle is a funnel standing on a draintrap.
Hopper cock
,
a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a water-closet.

Webster 1828 Edition


Hopper

HOP'PER

,
Noun.
[See Hop.] One who hops, or leaps on one leg.
1.
Properly, a wooden trough through which grain passes into a mill; so named from its moving or shaking. But we give the name to a box or frame of boards, which receives the grain before it passes into the trough, and also to a similar box which receives apples for conducting them into a mill.
1.
A vessel in which seed-corn is carried for sowing.

Definition 2021


Hopper

Hopper

See also: hopper

English

Proper noun

Hopper

  1. A surname.

hopper

hopper

See also: Hopper

English

Noun

hopper (plural hoppers)

  1. A temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
  2. A funnel-shaped section at the top of a drainpipe used to collect water, from above, from one or more smaller drainpipes.
  3. One who hops.
  4. Various insects
    1. A grasshopper or locust, especially:
      1. The immature form of a locust.
    2. The larva of a cheese fly.
    3. A leafhopper.
  5. An artificial fishing lure.
    To catch a big fish, use a hopper that jumps across the pond surface.
  6. (slang) A toilet.
    • 2010, Robert Hudson, Stories of an Unusual Life (page 250)
      The fresh-water container for the house was above the ceiling directly over the toilet. One day, I was comfortably seated on the hopper minding my own business, when a large portion of the ceiling came crashing down []
  7. An escapement lever in a piano
  8. A Sri Lankan food made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk, and palm toddy or yeast.
  9. (obsolete) The game of hopscotch.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  10. A window with hinges at the bottom, opened by tilting vertically.

Derived terms

hopper on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


Danish

Noun

hopper c

  1. plural indefinite of hoppe

Verb

hopper

  1. present tense of hoppe

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

hopper m, f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe

Verb

hopper

  1. present tense of hoppe

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

hopper f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe