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 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)

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'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)

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)

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

-- Roger Moore (English 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)

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)

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

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

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

-- Rufus Wainwright (Canadian 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 love to go bungee jumping, jump out of planes, ride motorbikes, do kickboxing. I love all that stuff.

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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)

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

-- Alice Cooper (American Musician)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Leonardo DiCaprio ( Actor)

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)

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

-- Bill O'Reilly (American Journalist)

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)

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

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

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 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 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)

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

-- Jim Capaldi (British Musician)

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

-- Luke Perry (American Actor)

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)

As long as Pete and Joe are there, it's gonna be jumping.

-- Jay McShann (American Musician)

Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera.

-- Penelope Spheeris (American Director)

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

-- Bill Bradley (American Politician)

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)


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