n. 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. A game. See Hopscotch.
5. (Zool.) See Grasshopper, and Frog hopper, Grape hopper, Leaf
hopper, Tree hopper, under Frog, Grape, Leaf, and Tree.
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.
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.
a water-closet, without a movable pan, in which the receptacle is
a funnel standing on a draintrap.
a faucet or valve for flushing the hopper of a water-closet hopper.
Noun 1. hopper - funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity
into a receptacle below
2. hopper - someone who hops; "at hopscotch, the best hoppers
are the children"
3. hopper - a machine used for picking hops
4. hopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted
5. hopper - (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
Synonyms: ground ball, groundball, grounder
Hoppers are a foodstuff used in Sri Lankan cuisine, most frequently
The string hopper is rice noodles curled into flat spirals. It is
served for breakfast with a thin fish or chicken curry, containing
only one or two modest pieces of meat, a dahl (lentil) dish, and
a spicy sambol or fresh chutney.
are made from steamed rice flour made into a dough with water and
a little salt, and forced through a mould similar to those used
for pasta to make the strings. They are cooked by steaming. These
hoppers can be bought ready-made.
are bowl-shaped thin rice flour pancakes. They derive their shape
from the small wok in which they are cooked. They are fairly bland,
and always served with a spicy accompliment.
are made from a batter using rice, yeast, salt and a little sugar.
After the mixture has stood for a couple of hours, it can be fried
in the wok with a little oil.
are the same as plain hoppers, but an egg is broken into the pancake
as it cooks.
A hopper on
a combine is a tank or bin where the harvested grain is temporarily
stored until it is unloaded to a truck or grain cart.
The hopper in the United States House of Representatives is the
box which sits on the House Clerk's desk, into which a bill or resolution
is dropped for introduction.
broad jumper, bucking bronco, buckjumper, cicada, cicala, cricket,
dog-day cicada, flea, frog, gazelle, goat, grasshopper, high jumper,
hoppergrass, hurdle racer, hurdler, jackrabbit, jumper, jumping
bean, jumping jack, kangaroo, leaper, locust, pole vaulter, salmon,