Definitions for: Jump


[n] the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
[n] descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
[n] a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
[n] (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
[n] an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
[n] a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
[v] go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
[v] pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"
[v] rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
[v] increase suddenly and significantly; "Prices jumped overnight"
[v] bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
[v] enter eagerly into; "He jumped into the game"
[v] make a sudden physical attack on; "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
[v] start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery
[v] move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
[v] move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
[v] cause to jump or leap, as of a trained animal
[v] run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
[v] be highly noticeable



Webster (1913) Definition: Jump, n. [Cf. F. jupe a long petticoat, a skirt. Cf.
Juppon.]
(a) A kind of loose jacket for men.
(b) pl. A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th
century.


Jump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jumped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Jumping.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.]
1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of
the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air;
to spring; to bound; to leap.

Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and
a half by the square. -- Shak.

2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. ``The
jumping chariots.'' --Nahum iii. 2.

A flock of geese jump down together. -- Dryden.

3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by
with. ``It jumps with my humor.'' --Shak.

To jump at, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly
or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a
chance.


Jump, v. t.
1. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a
stream.

2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the
ditch.

3. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. [Obs.]

To jump a body with a dangerous physic. -- Shak.

4. (Smithwork)
(a) To join by a butt weld.
(b) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.

5. (Quarrying) To bore with a jumper.

To jump a claim, to enter upon and take possession of land
to which another has acquired a claim by prior entry and
occupation. [Western U. S. & Australia] See Claim, n.,
3.

To jump one's bail, to abscond while at liberty under bail
bonds. [Slang, U. S.]


Jump, n.
1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. ``To
advance by jumps.'' --Locke.

2. An effort; an attempt; a venture. [Obs.]

Our fortune lies Upon thisjump. -- Shak.

3. The space traversed by a leap.

4. (Mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.

5. (Arch.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of
brickwork or masonry.

From the jump, from the start or beginning. [Colloq.]

Jump joint.
(a) A butt joint.
(b) A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels.

Jump seat.
(a) A movable carriage seat.
(b) A carriage constructed with a seat which may be
shifted so as to make room for second or extra seat.
Also used adjectively; as, a jump-seat wagon.


Jump, a.
Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise. [Obs.] ``Jump
names.'' --B. Jonson.


Jump, adv.
Exactly; pat.[Obs.] --Shak.

Synonyms: alternate, bound, climb up, derail, jump out, jumping, jumpstart, leap, leap, leap, leap out, parachuting, pass over, rise, saltation, skip, skip over, spring, stand out, start, startle, startle, stick out

See Also: actuation, alter, appear, assail, assault, attack, bestride, boggle, bounce, bounce, bound, burst, caper, capriole, change, climb, climb on, curvet, descent, drop, enter, flinch, galumph, get on, go, header, hop, hop, hop on, hop-skip, hurdle, inborn reflex, increase, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, jump, jump on, jump out, leap, leap out, leapfrog, leaping, leave out, locomote, look, miss, Moro reflex, mount, mount, mount up, move, neglect, omit, overleap, overleap, overlook, participate, physiological reaction, pretermit, pronk, propulsion, quantum jump, quantum leap, rear back, rebound, recoil, reflex, resile, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, saltation, seem, set on, shift, shy, ski jump, skip, sky-diving, spring, stand out, start, start up, startle reaction, startle reflex, startle response, stick out, switch, take a hop, transition, transition, travel, unconditioned reflex, vary, vault, vault, wax, wince

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Famous Quotes Containing Jump:


One of the reasons I love to jump back and forth between mediums is that film does allow me to be more literal. I can go to the real place. I can go to the Coliseum, and I don't have to fake it.

-- Julie Taymor (American Director)

And it took me about 11 years to get a record deal, and I just had to work around and come to terms with the fact that what I was doing was going to be different, and I just had to wait until somebody was ready to jump on the bandwagon.

-- Lee Ann Womack (American Musician)

Don't jump on a man unless he is down.

-- Finley Peter Dunne (American Journalist)

I am very grateful to God everyday that my eyes flutter open and I can jump out of that bed!

-- Jerry Reed (American Musician)

If I do hit that rope and do a hop, skip and a jump and get up as high as I can, I'm just going to hold my breath, because I know i'm going to hear all kinds of scar tissue popping.

-- Hulk Hogan (American Celebrity)

I'm one of those people who when I go over a bridge, I want to jump. It's just this intense tickle in the back of my throat. It's like I'm on the verge the whole time I'm walking over that bridge, and I'm not going to get a release until I jump.

-- Willem Dafoe (American Actor)

I'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe! jump of a bridge.

-- Gordon Strachan (Scottish Athlete)

Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it.

-- Stephen Baker (American Athlete)

There is something revolting about the way girls' minds often jump to marriage long before they jump to love. And most of those minds are shut to what marriage really means.

-- Dodie Smith (English Dramatist)

I'm lazy but generally task oriented so having a hoop to jump through means eventually I'll make the effort.

-- Thomas Lynch (American Politician)

It started when I woke up, all I wanted to do is jump out of the window. I didn't want to eat anymore, because I was afraid that I might poison myself somehow.

-- Jonathan Davis (American Musician)

I thought Paulie could jump. I know he's not fleet of foot, but at least have some hops. I guess we know who is not going to win a gold glove. I was trying to become a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service.

-- Billy Koch (American Athlete)

All I had to do was go out and perform. One of the hardest things was doing those back flips, where you had to jump up and land on the top rope. It's precision movement.

-- Owen Hart (Canadian Entertainer)

The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it, not to submit to someone else's control.

-- Kit Williams ( Author)

If Bill jumps into something that relies on a lot of cymbals, I'll jump into something that relies on a lot of skin sounds; if he goes into metal tones, I'll go into wood, and so on. I basically play in his holes.

-- Pat Mastelotto (American Musician)

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.

-- Carl Lewis (American Athlete)

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.

-- Keren Ann (Israeli Musician)

I love to go bungee jumping, jump out of planes, ride motorbikes, do kickboxing. I love all that stuff.

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don't like action and excitement, you don't go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!

-- Eliot Ness (American Public Servant)

American stuntmen are smart - they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance... But in Hong Kong, we don't know how to count. Everything we do is a guess. If you've got the guts, you do it. All of my stuntmen have gotten hurt.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

All the stuff that you visualized that was going to work so beautifully, you discover is trashed, so you jump to something else.

-- F. Murray Abraham (American Actor)

Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.

-- Coco Chanel (French Designer)

There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.

-- Robert Frost (American Poet)

We got to jump on, like, trampolines, learn flips, learn karate, kung fu, Hong Kong street fighting.

-- Jaime King (American Actress)

People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.

-- Philip Guedalla (English Historian)

Once I decide to do something, I can't have people telling me I can't. If there's a roadblock, you jump over it, walk around it, crawl under it.

-- Kitty Kelley (American Journalist)

Good wits will jump.

-- George Villiers (English Politician)

Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.

-- Charlie Sheen (American Actor)

My best move is probably my pull up jump shot.

-- Steve Nash (Canadian Athlete)

The better a work is, the more it attracts criticism; it is like the fleas who rush to jump on white linens.

-- Gustave Flaubert (French Novelist)

You were about five feet short of a ten feet jump?

-- Johnny Knoxville (American Actor)

In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times. They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me.

-- Portia de Rossi (Australian Actress)

I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.

-- Sigourney Weaver (American Actress)

Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.

-- Ben Stein (American Actor)

I was put in a position with a man that, whenever he would call me at work or at home, work-related, he would say jump and I'd say how high and I would jump.

-- Andrea Mackris (American Celebrity)


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