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:


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

-- Kenny Loggins (American Musician)

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)

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

-- Alice Cooper (American Musician)

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

-- Leonardo DiCaprio ( Actor)

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

-- Gene Tunney (American 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)

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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Jay McShann (American Musician)

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)

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)

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)

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

-- Adam Osborne ( Author)

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

-- Luke Perry (American 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)

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)

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

-- Evel Knievel (American Entertainer)

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

-- Rufus Wainwright (Canadian 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)

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

-- Bill O'Reilly (American Journalist)

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

-- Bill Bradley (American Politician)

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

-- Jason Biggs (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)

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)

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

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)

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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