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:


All the modelling we do shows that the climate is poised on the jump up to a new hot state. It is accelerating so fast that you could say that we are already in it.

-- James Lovelock (English Scientist)

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)

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)

The ability of players to jump teams when their contracts are up has hurt fan loyalty.

-- Will McDonough (American Writer)

I jump at any chance to go back into theater.

-- Taye Diggs (American Actor)

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)

I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn't understand. That was very hard.

-- Mariel Hemingway (American Actress)

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)

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)

She's not happy about the life she is living but to jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death.

-- Kit Williams ( Author)

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)

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)

Good wits will jump.

-- George Villiers (English Politician)

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

-- Kit Williams ( Author)

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)

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)

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one.

-- Beck (American Musician)

I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.

-- Lisa Marie Presley (American Musician)

In terms of the black female audience, usually if you're true to that character but more so in your body of work if you've proven that you love your sisters and you proven you will come back home like in 42.4% they'll give you a pass when you jump ship. I hear it all the time.

-- Blair Underwood (American Actor)

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

-- Stanislaw Lec (Polish Poet)

I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming. They don't know I'm only using blanks.

-- Emo Philips (American Comedian)

Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.

-- Margaret Mead (American Scientist)

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)

The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances.

-- Patrick Warburton (American Actor)

As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom.

-- Esther Dyson (American Scientist)

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)

If I was sad or afraid, I would sit in a corner and sing. If I was happy I would jump into the middle of the room and sing. It was how I expressed my emotions.

-- Nana Mouskouri (Greek Musician)

I just try to do what I have to do and let the people out there do what they have to do, which is have fun, scream, yell and jump around. I try to do what I have to do, which is play baseball, and I can only play in that piece of area there, so that's what I try to do.

-- Pedro Martinez (Dominican Republican Athlete)

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 ( -)

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.

-- Mel Brooks (American Comedian)

In the old days they, the promoters, wanted more and more from me. They wanted me to jump or spill my blood and break my bones. Every time they wanted me to jump further, and further, and further. Hell, they thought my bike had wings.

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

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)

To have some idea what it's like, stand in the outside lane of a motorway, get your mate to drive his car at you at 95 mph and wait until he's 12 yards away, before you decide which way to jump.

-- Geoffrey Boycott (British Athlete)

Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)


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