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:


Even Hitchcock liked to think of himself as a puppeteer who was manipulating the strings of his audience and making them jump. He liked to think he had that kind of control.

-- David Cronenberg (Canadian Director)

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)

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)

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)

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'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)

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)

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)

The one thing I do that nobody else does is jump three and four times for one rebound.

-- Dennis Rodman (American Athlete)

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

-- Jerry Reed (American Musician)

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)

It took me years to figure out that you don't fall into a tub of butter, you jump for it.

-- Claudette Colbert (French Actress)

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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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)

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 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)

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me.After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

In my own work, I tend to cover a lot of time and to jump back and forward in time, and sometimes the way I do this is not very straightforward.

-- Alice Munro (Canadian Writer)

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)

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

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.

-- Gavin DeGraw (American Musician)

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)

I would like to thank the people who encouraged me to draw army cartoons at a time when the gag man's conception of the army was one of mean ole sergeants and jeeps which jump over mountains.

-- Bill Mauldin (American Cartoonist)

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)

It's a music video but she was real specific on the character that Mary J. Blige was playing, and that I was playing in this video and I told her whenever you get to jump to the big screen I'd love to come with you and she honored that.

-- Blair Underwood (American Actor)


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