leap, jump

(verb) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; “leap into fame”; “jump to a conclusion”; “jump from one thing to another”

jump, leap, bound, spring

(verb) move forward by leaps and bounds; “The horse bounded across the meadow”; “The child leapt across the puddle”; “Can you jump over the fence?”

jump, leap

(verb) cause to jump or leap; “the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



simple past tense and past participle of leap


• -petal, Patel, Plate, lepta, palet, pelta, petal, plate, platé, pleat, tepal

Source: Wiktionary


Leap, n. Etym: [AS. leáp.]

1. A basket. [Obs.] Wyclif.

2. A weel or wicker trap for fish. [Prov. Eng.]

Leap, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped, rarely Leapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Leaping.] Etym: [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hleápan to leap, jump, run; akin to OS. ahl, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G. laufen, OHG. louffan, hlauffan, Icel. hlaupa, Sw. löpa, Dan. löbe, Goth. ushlaupan. Cf. Elope, Lope, Lapwing, Loaf to loiter.]

1. To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse. Bacon. Leap in with me into this angry flood. Shak.

2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig. My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky. Wordsworth.

Leap, v. t.

1. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.

2. To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.

3. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.

Leap, n.

1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound. Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural. L'Estrange. Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides. H. Sweet.

2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.

3. (Mining)

Definition: A fault.

4. (Mus.)

Definition: A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

26 February 2024


(adjective) skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; “a deft waiter”; “deft fingers massaged her face”; “dexterous of hand and inventive of mind”

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Coffee Trivia

The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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