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:


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)

Boys have a tendency to jump around a lot more than girls. Boys have that desire to want to dunk way more than girls do. It just never seemed like something we could truly fathom and do.

-- Lisa Leslie (American Athlete)

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 think I jump around more when I'm alone.

-- Nicolas Cage ( Actor)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Finley Peter Dunne (American Journalist)

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.

-- Carl Sandburg (American Poet)

I'm not an activist per se, but I have strong feelings about things. People can jump on celebrities for being ill-informed or naive, but I've got a right to say what I believe.

-- Ed Harris (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)

Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes.

-- Jim Barksdale (American Businessman)

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 ( -)

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.

-- Og Mandino (American Author)

I don't want to jump through hoops for people.

-- Nikki Sixx (American Musician)

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

-- Kit Williams ( Author)

I think that by October the whole company has to migrate to OpenOffice, and then I think it's by June next year we all migrate to Linux - you don't want to migrate 6,000 people both operating system and office suite in a single jump.

-- Miguel de Icaza (Mexican Scientist)

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'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)

I want the people of New Jersey to jump off a cliff like Kurt Vonnegut so I can show them how to fly. This way, nobody needs to grow any wings, which would be impossible anyway because we're humans and not some kind of bird.

-- Richie Sambora (American Musician)

I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front of Princess Diana's funeral. How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet.

-- Mark Roberts (American Actor)

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)

You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that's why I tend to just jump into things. I'm sort of a fearless idiot that way.

-- Nia Vardalos (Canadian Actress)

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.

-- Warren Buffett (American Businessman)

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)

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)

How many women have the courage to start properly with a cold, cold bath early in the morning? I jump in, throw the water, cold as ice, and after the first plunge I am happy.

-- Anna Held (Polish Entertainer)

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)

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

-- Margaret Mead (American Scientist)

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 we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)

I've done the gay, over-the-top guy. I want to jump into another show where I wear pants for the majority of the time.

-- Jai Rodriguez (American Actor)


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