Search Result for "jumping":
1. the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump;
2. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground;
- Example: "he advanced in a series of jumps"
- Example: "the jumping was unexpected"
[syn: jump, jumping]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
jump \jump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jumped (j[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. jumping.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.] [1913 Webster] 1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap. [1913 Webster] Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. "The jumping chariots." --Nahum iii. 2. [1913 Webster] A flock of geese jump down together. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. "It jumps with my humor." --Shak. [1913 Webster] To jump at, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jumping \Jump"ing\, p. a. & vb. n. of Jump, to leap. [1913 Webster] 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 (Zool.), a South African rodent (Pedetes Caffer), allied to the jerboa. Jumping louse (Zool.), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family Psyllid[ae], several of which are injurious to fruit trees. Jumping mouse (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), gray mullet. Jumping shrew (Zool.), any African insectivore of the genus Macroscelides. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping. Jumping spider (Zool.), spider of the genus Salticus and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
jumping n 1: the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump 2: the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected" [syn: jump, jumping]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "jumping": bouncing, bounding, capering, hopping, hurdle race, hurdling, leaping, pole vaulting, prancing, saltant, saltation, saltatorial, saltatory, skipping, springing, steeplechase, the hurdles, timber topping, vaulting