grasshopper vs hopper what difference

what is difference between grasshopper and hopper

English

Etymology

From Middle English gressehopper, grashopper, grashoppyr, alteration of earlier grashope, grashoppe, greshoppe, from Old English græshoppa, gærshoppa (grasshopper). Equivalent to grass +‎ hopper.

Cognate with Saterland Frisian Gäärshupper, Dutch grashupper, grashipper, German Low German Grashüpper, Gresshüpper, German Grashüpfer, Danish græshoppe, Swedish gräshoppa, Norwegian gresshoppe.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɑːsˌhɒpə(ɹ)/, /ɡɹæsˌhɒpə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæsˌhɑpəɹ/
  • Hyphenation: grass‧hop‧per

Noun

grasshopper (plural grasshoppers)

  1. A mostly herbivorous insect of the order Orthoptera, noted for its ability to jump long distances and for the habit of some species communicating by stridulation; they are related to but distinct from crickets.
    1. In the strict sense, refers to insects in the suborder Caelifera, particularly those in the family Acrididae.
    2. In a looser sense, also includes the katydids (also known as longhorned grasshoppers or bush crickets), which are members of the family Tettigoniidae, of the suborder Ensifera.
    Synonym: (rare) grasshop
    Hyponym: locust
  2. A cocktail made with crème de menthe and optionally with crème de cacao.
  3. (figuratively) A young student in initial stages of training who has been chosen on account of their obvious talent.
    • 2009, B.P. Terpstra, Quadrant, November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 2:
      Although we don’t know exactly why Li is chosen to dance, we witness a man assuring officials that the child isn’t from bourgeois stock. Phew. There are no known landowners in the family, so the grasshopper passes some cultural purity test, in a state often fixated on class warfare, driven by the cult of personality, and bullied by paranoia.
  4. (music) In ordinary square or upright pianos of London make, the escapement lever or jack, so made that it can be taken out and replaced with the key.
    Synonym: hopper
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Derived terms

  • grasshopper engine
  • grasshopper lobster
  • grasshopper warbler
  • knee high to a grasshopper

Related terms

  • grasshop

Translations

Further reading

  • grasshopper on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • grasshopper (cocktail) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology 1

From Middle English hoppere, alteration of *hoppe (found in gras-hoppe (grasshopper)), from Old English hoppa (one who hops, hopper), equivalent to hop +‎ -er. Cognate with Dutch hopper (hopper), Swedish hoppare (hopper, jumper), Icelandic hoppari (hopper).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhɒp.ə(ɹ)/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈhɔp.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɑ.pɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɒpə(r)

Noun

hopper (plural hoppers)

  1. One who or that which hops.
  2. A temporary storage bin, filled from the top and emptied from the bottom, often funnel-shaped.
  3. A funnel-shaped section at the top of a drainpipe used to collect water, from above, from one or more smaller drainpipes.
  4. A device that feeds material into a machine.
  5. 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.
    4. Any of various hesperiid butterflies.
  6. An artificial fishing lure.
    To catch a big fish, use a hopper that jumps across the pond surface.
  7. (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 []
  8. (music) An escapement lever in a piano.
  9. (obsolete) The game of hopscotch.
  10. A window with hinges at the bottom, opened by tilting vertically.
  11. A hopper car.
  12. (chess) A fairy chess piece which moves only by jumping over another piece.
  13. A person or machine that picks hops.
  14. A Sri Lankan pancake made from rice flour and coconut milk.
    • 2010, Channa Dassanayaka, Sri Lankan Flavours (page 20)
      Hoppers come in different varieties and can be sweet or savoury, while an egg hopper has an egg in the middle added during cooking.

Derived terms

Translations

Further reading

hopper on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Sinhalese ආප්ප (āppa).

Noun

hopper (plural hoppers)

  1. A Sri Lankan food made from a fermented batter of rice flour, coconut milk, and palm toddy or yeast.

Danish

Noun

hopper c

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe

Verb

hopper

  1. present of hoppe

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

hopper m or f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe

Verb

hopper

  1. present of hoppe

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

hopper f

  1. indefinite plural of hoppe

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