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)

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)

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 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)

I don't know what it is to love the way they love-they would jump off a bridge for me. I can't do that. I can only say, I owe you.

-- Bobby Darin (American Musician)

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)

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)

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

-- Margaret Mead (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)

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

-- Nikki Sixx (American Musician)

I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him.

-- Anne Bancroft (American Actress)

I think I have always tried to do the smaller films. I like to jump around and there is something really nice for acting in a smaller film. But I think now, Hollywood's movies certainly involve a younger generation for the most part and so... I love going back and forth.

-- Sigourney Weaver (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)

Good wits will jump.

-- George Villiers (English Politician)

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)

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'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)

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)

If everything had already been done, there would be nothing left for young people to accomplish. There are always going to be people who run faster, jump higher, dive deeper, and come up drier.

-- Darrell Royal (American Coach)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Kit Williams ( Author)

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)

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)

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)

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it.

-- Vaclav Havel (Czechoslovakian Leader)

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)

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)

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)

People who jump to conclusions rarely alight on them.

-- Philip Guedalla (English Historian)

Narcissism and self-deception are survival mechanisms without which many of us might just jump off a bridge.

-- Todd Solondz (American 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)

There are genres I don't care for, and I've never worked in those genres, and then sometimes there are people that I haven't liked and I haven't worked for those people. But if I feel like there's a movie that I would like to go see, I'll jump into it.

-- John Sayles (American Director)

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)


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