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.
(a) A kind of loose jacket for men.
(b) pl. A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th
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
Jump, v. t.
1. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a
2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the
3. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. [Obs.]
To jump a body with a dangerous physic. -- Shak.
(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.,
To jump one's bail, to abscond while at liberty under bail
bonds. [Slang, U. S.]
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.]
(a) A butt joint.
(b) A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels.
(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.
Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise. [Obs.] ``Jump
names.'' --B. Jonson.
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:
My best move is probably my pull up jump shot.-- Steve Nash (Canadian Athlete)
When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.-- Corrie Ten Boom (Dutch Celebrity)
Anything I sing is supposed to be genuine. It's not supposed to be make-believe or I'm making something for the crowd to jump or to hold up their hands.-- Wayne Wonder ( Musician)
People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.-- Philip Guedalla (English Historian)
And I tell ya, when I sit in that sound booth and started reading the script and starting to get into the character, man, it's an easy jump for me, because I understand what it's all about.-- Lawrence Taylor ( Athlete)
The actress they'd hired had refused to appear naked in front of the camera. I didn't like to appear naked either, but the first thing I did was take off my clothes and jump into the pool completely naked.-- Victoria Abril (Spanish Actress)
I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark.-- Angelina Jolie (American Actress)
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.-- Zora Neale Hurston (American Dramatist)
I had to jump out of a plane! The shoot was for an editorial for a magazine; and it called for skydiving.-- Bridget Hall (American Model)
If no one wants to jump into a Kim Weston and drive it down the street. That's fine with me I don't care. I know my work is good and I know it's serious work.-- Kim Weston (American Photographer)
What was most important to me at the Olympics was going out there and performing my best. When I messed up the first jump combination, which was my big move, it hit me that I messed up the program of my life.-- Debi Thomas (American Athlete)
When I write about a 15-year old, I jump, I return to the days when I was that age. It's like a time machine. I can remember everything. I can feel the wind. I can smell the air. Very actually. Very vividly.-- Haruki Murakami (Japanese Writer)
I appreciate an audience that reacts to the music, even if they jump on stage and try to beat us up, I think that's a fantastic reaction. I think that they're really hearing something then.-- Alice Cooper (American Musician)
If there was a distraction I'd get up and jump out the window. I was quite out of hand. In schools like that I don't think they expect that girls are going to behave in such an outrageous fashion.-- Diane Cilento (Australian Actress)
As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank, if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.-- Buffalo Bill (American Celebrity)
I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.-- Sasha Cohen (American Athlete)
They wanted to jump on their own bandwagon. Bobby Charlton had never made it as a manager. Bobby Moore hadn't either. I think they never stopped trying to put me in the same category. That was the road they went down with me.-- Bryan Robson (English Athlete)
I have not taken a position on that nuclear option. My view is I'm not going to do anything until I come to that bridge. I'm not going to jump off the bridge until I come to it.-- Arlen Spector (American Politician)
The one image that's been causing a lot of discussion is one image that I shot of a man falling head-first from the building, before the buildings fell down. He was trapped in the fire, and decided to jump and take his own life, rather than being burned.-- Richard Drew (American Photographer)
I jump out of perfectly good airplanes, and it's a great thrill and it allows me to share in the dangers that our great men and women in uniform share in on a regular basis.-- Hugh Shelton (American Soldier)
I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.-- Anne Bancroft (American Actress)
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.-- Sydney Smith (English Clergyman)
I think every singer should be able to jump in for a singer who has been sick, for instance, and learn an opera in two days. I know people who can do it.-- Bryn Terfel (Welsh Musician)
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)
I jump into the process, and the record begins to gel at some point. Then I begin to get a picture of where I'm going. But it's not always something I know on the front-end.-- Kathy Mattea (American Musician)
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'm gonna give them the advice that I always took myself, that it's better to get to know somebody before you jump into the sack with them. Because then if you jump into the sack and fall in love, and you liked them already, you're home free.-- Pia Zadora (American Actress)
Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together.-- Yo-Yo Ma ( Musician)
When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier.-- Brady Anderson (American Athlete)
Sometimes, if you aren't sure about something, you have to just jump off the bridge and grow wings on your way down.-- Danielle Steel (American Novelist)
As the head of security for an airline, I can't ask my passengers to risk their lives and jump on a terrorist. This is why we need air marshals on every flight.-- Isaac Yeffet ( -)
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)
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.-- Fran Lebowitz (American Journalist)
I don't know if it's a romantic comedy but I'm in the beginning of the first of the season of "The West Wing." We shot it last year. I don't know. If anyone asks me to be in one, I'll jump on it.-- Jason Isaacs (English Actor)
Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes.-- Jim Barksdale (American Businessman)
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