leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
leap, jump, saltation(noun)
an abrupt transition
"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
a sudden and decisive increase
"a jump in attendance"
the distance leaped (or to be leaped)
"a leap of 10 feet"
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?"
pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
"leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
jump, leap, jump off(verb)
jump down from an elevated point
"the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
cause to jump or leap
"the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
The act of leaping or jumping.
The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
A significant move forward.
To jump from one location to another.
Origin: lepen, from hleapan, from hlaupanan (cf. Dutch lopen ‘to stroll, go for a walk’, German laufen ‘to run’, Danish løbe), from (cf. Lithuanian šlùbti ‘to become lame’, klùbti ‘to stumble’).
a weel or wicker trap for fish
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
to spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig
to pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch
to copulate with (a female beast); to cover
to cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch
the act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound
copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast
a passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals
Origin: [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hlepan to leap, jump, run; akin to OS. hlpan, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G. laufen, OHG. louffan, hlauffan, Icel. hlaupa, Sw. lpa, Dan. lbe, Goth. ushlaupan. Cf. Elope, Lope, Lapwing, Loaf to loiter.]
Leap is the second album released by Drop Trio. The album debuted in 2004 and was self-released by the band. The album is noted as having been recorded entirely improvised in the studio.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lēp, v.i. to move with bounds: to spring upward or forward: to jump: to rush with vehemence.—v.t. to bound over: to cause to take a leap: to cover or copulate (of some beasts):—pr.p. leap′ing; pa.t. leaped or leapt (lept); pa.p. leaped, rarely leapt.—n. act of leaping: bound: space passed by leaping: sudden transition.—ns. Leap′-frog, a play in which one boy places his hands on the back of another stooping in front of him, and vaults over his head; Leap′ing-house (Shak.), a brothel; Leap′ing-time (Shak.), youth; Leap′-year, every fourth year—of 366 days, adding one day in February.—Leap in the dark, an act of which we cannot foresee the consequences. [A.S. hleápan, pa.t. hleóp; Ger. laufen, to run.]
lēp, n. a basket: a wicker net. [A.S. leáp.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'LEAP' in Verbs Frequency: #698
pale, peal, plea
The numerical value of LEAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of LEAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or howWe guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how…We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
In China, they have taken that big leap. So if Delhi had six fabulous new museums full of contemporary art, (and) people started to go, the whole market would be transformed.
A lot of importance must be attached to his audacious attempt to make the leap at a time when the gulf between the two basketballs was very wide, martin dared and that deserves all possible recognition.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows, We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
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- скок, скачам, прескокBulgarian
- sailhañ, lammatBreton
- salt, saltarCatalan, Valencian
- skok, přeskočitCzech
- springe, hop, hoppe, springDanish
- Sprung, Satz, einen Satz machen, springen, Sprungweite, hüpfenGerman
- άλμα, πάλλομαιGreek
- salto, saltarSpanish
- hyppäys, loikka, hyppy, loikataFinnish
- saut, sauter, bond, bondirFrench
- ljeppeWestern Frisian
- leumScottish Gaelic
- કૂદવું, ઠેકવુંGujarati
- lompat, loncatIndonesian
- salto, saltareItalian
- 跳躍, 躍進, 跳躍距離, 飛躍Japanese
- wippen, sprong, springen, huppenDutch
- hoppe, sprang, hoppNorwegian
- skakać, sus, przeskakiwać, krok, przeskoczyć, skok, skoczyćPolish
- salto, saltarPortuguese
- sări, salt, săltare, săltaRomanian
- скачо́к, прыгнуть, прыжо́к, скакнуть, проры́в, рыво́к, прыгать, скакатьRussian
- preskočiť, skočiť, pokrok, skok, preskakovať, skákaťSlovak
- hopplängd, hopp, springa, språng, hoppa, språnglängdSwedish
- தாவு, பாய்Tamil
- [[nhảy]] ([[lên]], [[qua]], ...), tiến bộ, thành tíchVietnamese
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