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:


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)

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)

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

-- Roger Moore (English 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)

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)

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

-- Dominique Wilkins (French Athlete)

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

-- Bill O'Reilly (American Journalist)

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

-- Rufus Wainwright (Canadian Musician)

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

-- Leonardo DiCaprio ( Actor)

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 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)

Normal kids in their teens want to go and date girls and do mischievous things, your hormones are jumping around, but I stayed in my bedroom in search of something.

-- Grandmaster Flash (American Musician)

You've seen how they make movies like Star Wars and stuff. They're never really there. They're in front of a green screen just pretending to be jumping around.

-- Rider Strong (American Actor)

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

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

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 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)

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

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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

-- Bill Bradley (American Politician)

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)

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

-- Taylor Dayne (American Musician)

The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.

-- James Nathan Miller ( -)

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)

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)

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

-- Adam Osborne ( Author)

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)

Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.

-- William Bennett (American Politician)

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

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

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)

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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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)

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 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)

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)


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