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:


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)

Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera.

-- Penelope Spheeris (American Director)

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

-- Ray Bradbury (American Writer)

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)

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

-- Arthur Hays Sulzberger (American Publisher)

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)

The only exercise I excel at is jumping to conclusions.

-- James Nathan Miller ( -)

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)

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

-- 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)

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)

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

-- Roger Moore (English Actor)

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 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)

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)

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

-- Gene Tunney (American Athlete)

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)

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)

Venture capitalists are like lemmings jumping on the software bandwagon.

-- Adam Osborne ( Author)

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

-- Jim Capaldi (British 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)

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)

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

-- Leonardo DiCaprio ( Actor)

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)

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)

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

-- Taylor Dayne (American 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)

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'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)

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)


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