Definitions for LEAPlip; lɛpt, lipt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leaplip; lɛpt, lipt(v.)leaped or leapt; leap•ing

  1. (v.i.)to spring through the air from one point or position to another; jump:

    to leap over a ditch.

  2. to move or act quickly or suddenly:

    to leap aside; to leap at an opportunity.

  3. to pass, come, rise, etc., as if with a jump:

    an idea leaped to mind.

  4. (v.t.)to pass over by or as if by jumping:

    to leap a fence.

  5. to cause to leap:

    to leap a horse.

  6. (n.)a spring, jump, or bound; light, springing movement.

  7. the distance covered in a leap; distance jumped.

  8. a place leaped or to be leaped over or from.

  9. an abrupt transition:

    a successful leap to stardom.

  10. a sudden and decisive increase:

    a leap in profits.

Idioms for leap:

  1. by leaps and bounds,very rapidly.

    Category: Idiom

  2. leap in the dark,an action that risks unpredictable consequences.

    Category: Idiom

  3. leap of faith,an act or instance of accepting or trusting in something that cannot readily be seen or proved.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

Origin of leap:

bef. 900; ME lepen, OE hlēapan, c. OS hlōpan, OHG hloufan, ON hlaupa, Go us-hlaupan


Princeton's WordNet

  1. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce(noun)

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  2. leap, jump, saltation(noun)

    an abrupt transition

    "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

  3. jump, leap(noun)

    a sudden and decisive increase

    "a jump in attendance"

  4. leap(verb)

    the distance leaped (or to be leaped)

    "a leap of 10 feet"

  5. 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?"

  6. 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"

  7. 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"

  8. jump, leap(verb)

    cause to jump or leap

    "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. leap(verb)lip

    to jump a long distance

    The frog leaped into the water.

  2. leaplip

    to move quickly

    She leapt up to answer the phone.

  3. leaplip

    to increase or advance by a large amount

    The price of housing leapt up.

  4. leaplip

    to accept a chance to do sth eagerly

    She leapt at the chance to travel abroad.

  5. leap(noun)lip

    a sudden increase or advance

    a leap forward in laser technology

  6. leaplip

    increasing or advancing quickly

    Her English is improving in leaps and bounds.

  7. leaplip

    a long jump

    a leap over the fence

  8. leaplip

    a choice or decision you make without any evidence to support it

    Accepting her offer was a leap of faith.


  1. leap(Noun)

    The act of leaping or jumping.

  2. leap(Noun)

    The distance traversed by a leap or jump.

  3. leap(Noun)

    A significant move forward.

  4. leap(Verb)

    To jump from one location to another.

  5. 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’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leap(noun)

    a basket

  2. Leap(noun)

    a weel or wicker trap for fish

  3. Leap(verb)

    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

  4. Leap(verb)

    to spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig

  5. Leap(verb)

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

  6. Leap(verb)

    to copulate with (a female beast); to cover

  7. Leap(verb)

    to cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch

  8. Leap(noun)

    the act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound

  9. Leap(noun)

    copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast

  10. Leap(noun)

    a fault

  11. Leap(noun)

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


  1. Leap

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEAP' in Verbs Frequency: #698

Anagrams of LEAP

  1. pale, peal, plea

  2. Peal

Translations for LEAP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to jump

He leapt into the boat.

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