hopping

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative spelling (C17) of hoppe, from Middle French houbelon

Noun[edit]

hopping (plural hoppings)

  1. (UK) hop picking, the practice of picking hops; for Londoners a holiday period working in the hop gardens of Kent.
    • Hopping Down in Kent, Alan Bignell (1977).
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      He took his whole family to a hop-field in Kent, not far from Mrs. Athelny's home, and they spent three weeks hopping.
  2. The addition of hops during the production of beer as a flavouring agent

Etymology 2[edit]

to hop

Verb[edit]

hopping

  1. Present participle of hop.

Noun[edit]

hopping (plural hoppings)

  1. The act of one who, or that which, hops; a jumping, frisking, or dancing.
  2. (countable, physics) A shift from one energy-state to another by an electron in an atom.