Definitions for: Jumping


[n] the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
[n] the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
[adj] characterized by making jumps or moving suddenly upward; "jumping animals in the circus"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jump"ing, p. a. & vb. n.
of Jump, to leap.

Jumping bean, a seed of a Mexican Euphorbia, containing
the larva of a moth (Carpocapsa saltitans). The larva by
its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and
jump about.

Jumping deer (Zo["o]l.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes
Caffer}), allied to the jerboa.

Jumping jack, a toy figure of a man, jointed and made to
jump or dance by means of strings.

Jumping louse (Zo["o]l.), any of the numerous species of
plant lice belonging to the family Psyllid[ae], several
of which are injurious to fruit trees.

Jumping mouse (Zo["o]l.), North American mouse ({Zapus
Hudsonius}), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is
noted for its jumping powers. Called also {kangaroo
mouse}.

Jumping mullet (Zo["o]l.), gray mullet.

Jumping shrew (Zo["o]l.), any African insectivore of the
genus Macroscelides. They are allied to the shrews, but
have large hind legs adapted for jumping.

Jumping spider (Zo["o]l.), spider of the genus Salticus
and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so
called because it leaps upon its prey.

Synonyms: jump, moving

See Also: actuation, bounce, bound, header, hop, hurdle, jumping up and down, leap, leaping, propulsion, saltation, spring, track and field, vault

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Famous Quotes Containing Jumping:


Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing.

-- Dominique Wilkins (French Athlete)

I got attention by being funny at school, pretending to be retarded, and jumping around with a deformed hand.

-- Leonardo DiCaprio ( Actor)

You get a show where people are jumping up and dancing, but it's not a critical event in the sense of profound catharsis. Essentially it's celebratory.

-- Archie Shepp (American Musician)

Trying to take money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.

-- Bill Bradley (American Politician)

Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing.

-- Gene Tunney (American Athlete)

I don't like bungee jumping, but I do like skiing.

-- Roger Moore (English Actor)

On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea. The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves.

-- Joshua Slocum (Canadian Explorer)

In terms of jumping into a character's skin, I try to immerse myself in the role as much as possible to bring me closer to them. All I do is what's required to achieve what I want to achieve.

-- Dougray Scott (Scottish Actor)

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

The Harley's got a little too much torque when it comes to jumping.

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

I just love jumping into someone else's life. It is a relatively cheap way to experience things you would be too scared to contemplate in your own life.

-- Dougray Scott (Scottish Actor)

By the second tour I had rice cakes and hummus with me, and I was jumping rope in my room.

-- Taylor Dayne (American Musician)

We'd be working in our motel room through the night, and I'd come up with an idea at two in the morning, and he'd start jumping up and down, pacing across the room, or whatever.

-- Arthur Hiller (Canadian Director)

I was jumping out of my skin. It was horrible. I was all over the place, because I'd never been in front of a live audience. That's a whole other element in the play, the audience.

-- Lorraine Bracco (American Actress)

I don't know if you'll see me jumping out of planes anytime soon.

-- Jason Biggs (American Actor)

I was in Liverpool city center and I thought I broke one of my toes, just by jumping on buses. I put my arm in the door on the outside, and the bus just drives away with me naked.

-- Mark Roberts (American Actor)

As we watch TV or films, there are no organic transitions, only edits. The idea of A becoming B, rather than A jumping to B, has become foreign.

-- Esa-Pekka Salonen (Finnish Musician)

I don't know whether I'm, like, jumping the gun but it's possible that in the future we may be able to use the information that we can't receive at the moment.

-- Sean Booth (English Musician)

I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents.

-- Luke Perry (American Actor)

I love to go to the playground and watch the children jumping up and down. They don't know I'm firing blanks.

-- Emo Philips (American Comedian)

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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

I like leaping around on stage as long as it's done with class. None of this jumping up in the air and doing the splits.

-- Ritchie Blackmore (English Musician)

You could put on monkeys jumping up and down and get bigger numbers than MSNBC.

-- Bill O'Reilly (American Journalist)

I was a tomboy who liked to play rough just like my two older brothers. That's probably why I liked the athletic part of skating - especially the jumping!

-- Nancy Kerrigan (American Athlete)

We tell the public which way the cat is jumping. The public will take care of the cat.

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always jumping around all over the place. The director would send down messages like, Can you tell that actor to calm down?

-- Sarah Sutton (British Actress)

I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.

-- Lynn Abbey (American Author)

I think it turned the whole sport around. It got everybody's attention. People who were watching TV live were jumping up and down in their living rooms.

-- Cale Yarborough (American Celebrity)

We journalists tell the public which way the cat is jumping. The public will take care of the cat.

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

We did some jumping at the start of the show. We went out without telling anyone - and the studio liked to kill us. They were threatened with cancellation of their production insurance.

-- Ken Curtis (American Actor)

That was very close to getting killed. Usually at pop festivals we have people jumping on stage.

-- Alice Cooper (American Musician)

There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.

-- William Faulkner (American Novelist)

The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.

-- James Nathan Miller ( -)

These were all middle-class kids from literary backgrounds, joining this sort of train going by, this pop train, jumping on. Whereas the rest of the rock scene, you'll find that there's mostly working-class people.

-- Kevin Ayers (English Composer)

There's a lot of people over time who have brought out all these funky records that everybody has started jumping on like a catch phrase... When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records.

-- Afrika Bambaataa (American Musician)


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