What does LEAP mean?

Definitions for LEAP
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word LEAP.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. leap(Noun)

    The act of leaping or jumping.

    Etymology: 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’).

  2. leap(Noun)

    The distance traversed by a leap or jump.

    Etymology: 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’).

  3. leap(Noun)

    A significant move forward.

    Etymology: 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’).

  4. leap(Verb)

    To jump from one location to another.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Leap(noun)

    a weel or wicker trap for fish

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Leap(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Leap(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Leap(verb)

    to copulate with (a female beast); to cover

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Leap(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Leap(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Leap(noun)

    copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Leap(noun)

    a fault

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

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    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

  1. Leap

    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.]

  2. Leap

    lēp, n. a basket: a wicker net. [A.S. leáp.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leap

    The sudden fall of a river in one sheet. Also, a weel, made of twigs, to catch fish in.

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

Anagrams for LEAP »

  1. pale, peal, plea

  2. Peal

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How to say LEAP in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LEAP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LEAP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of LEAP in a Sentence

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Greatness is never a will-o'-the-wisp. That is to say, it is not a difficult thing to achieve. For, the seed of greatness is already in you. But, you've got to spring it up, by taking a leap of faith and calculated risks. -Emeasoba George

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Everything you will ever need to go after/accomplish/fulfill your goal/dream/vision or any other target/aspiration which you will ever set/aspire for is already sitting/waiting patiently inside you. Oh! Yes, all you've got to do is just to take a leap/step of faith forward/towards your goal/target/dream/vision/aspiration and then, sit back and watch it materialize/come true gradually/sooner or later.

  3. Sylvie Goulard:

    I don't think Europe can transform itself and make a bold leap forward in integration with the current cast of political characters.  Perhaps with their successors.

  4. Emily Smith:

    I did start out this election supporting Hillary because I thought it's time to have a woman president -- we just took a huge leap and bound, electing someone who is an African-American, why can't we have a woman? but then Bernie ran for president and I loved his ideas. It's outrageous that I'm going to be $80,000 in debt.

  5. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hard times, trials and challenges. Moreover, it takes faith to believe that what the future or tomorrow holds in stock is far much greater than whatever the past or yesterday has already offered i.e. it takes faith to acknowledge and believe it is possible that the best or the greatest of good old days or yester years is probable to become the worst or the least of what is yet to come i.e. what is ahead of you. Besides, it takes faith to leap and reap God's promises, healing, health, breakthrough and even salvation of human soul. Yes! it is written in (John 11:40) "if only you would believe, you shall see or receive the glory of God". Permit me to tell you that the importance of faith is synonymous with importance of love and money. Oh! yes, love is also of paramount importance. No wonder the scripture says in (1st Corianthians 13:2) It says "whoever that doesn't love is "NOTHING" i.e. irrespective of your social status, qualification and affluence. For the fact you don't love all and sundry, you are "WORTHLESS" in God's sight. Come to think of money, the scripture says in (Ecclesiastes 10:19) it says "money answers all things and not at all some things''. Obviously that infers, as long as you are still living you can't do without money. Moreover, with regard to faith itself which is the subject matter, the scripture says in (Hebrews 10:38) it says "the just shall live by faith, but if anyone draws back my soul will have no pleasure in him" i.e. the person in question. Likewise, the scripture says in (Hebrews 11: 6) it says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Now, all of the above indicates, it takes nothing else to please God almighty except faith. Besides, all of the above illustrations evidently signifies, faith is truly of paramount importance. So, if you've been faithless all the while. Hence forth, reawaken your senses and then become and remain faithful no matter what happens. I mean, admit the importance of faith, imbibe it (faith) as your attitude, profess it convincingly and undoubtedly too. As well, live with/by it on daily basis. For, that's just expected of you. ~Emeasoba George.

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