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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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

-- Dominique Wilkins (French Athlete)

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

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

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)

The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.

-- James Nathan Miller ( -)

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

-- Jason Biggs (American Actor)

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

-- Bill O'Reilly (American Journalist)

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)

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)

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

-- Gene Tunney (American Athlete)

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 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 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)

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)

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

-- Rufus Wainwright (Canadian Musician)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

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)

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

-- Alice Cooper (American Musician)

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

-- Roger Moore (English Actor)

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)

We 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)

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

-- Adam Osborne ( Author)

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

-- Leonardo DiCaprio ( Actor)

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)

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)


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