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:


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)

I was in the forest jumping around daffodils while everyone was high on heroin.

-- Rufus Wainwright (Canadian Musician)

Number one is that it just scares people! Your hair is standing up on your arms, or at least that there's a few moments when you're jumping. That's what makes it a good horror movie.

-- Gina Philips (American Actress)

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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

It's hard enough doing something bold without jumping into your bad reviews.

-- Kenny Loggins (American Musician)

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)

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)

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)

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)

The word 'aerobics' came about when the gym instructors got together and said: If we're going to charge $10 an hour, we can't call it Jumping up and down.

-- Rita Rudner (American Comedian)

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

-- Adam Osborne ( Author)

And I agreed the feeling of action as he was flying or jumping or leaping - a flowing cape would give it movement. It really helped, and it was very easy to draw.

-- Joe Shuster (Canadian Artist)

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 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)

If I'm out trailriding, I have a favorite motorcycle. Riding on the road, I've got a favorite. If I'm jumping, I have a favorite, and if I'm racing, I have a favorite.

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

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)

I didn't do the marching down the streets, jumping in front of the lines and holding hands... that wasn't me.

-- Solomon Burke (American Musician)

I've tried everything other than jumping out of a plane, but nothing gives you an adrenaline rush like racing a car.

-- Nigel Mansell (British Athlete)

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

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

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)

I go from pub to pub, or jumping on buses or stopping cars. I don't need a TV audience. Every time I go naked, all of a sudden TV cameras pop up around me.

-- Mark Roberts (American Actor)

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)

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

-- Jason Biggs (American Actor)

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

-- Bill Bradley (American Politician)

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

-- Roger Moore (English Actor)

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

-- Gene Tunney (American Athlete)

The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.

-- James Nathan Miller ( -)

Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera.

-- Penelope Spheeris (American Director)

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)

We all ended up jumping up and down, hugging each other when Ali won;cause Ali is the greatest.

-- Jim Capaldi (British Musician)

People always expect you to be jumping out of a Rolls Royce and being in the papers for drunk and disorderly or sleeping around.

-- Davy Jones (English Musician)

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

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)

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

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)


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