What does LEAP mean?

Definitions for LEAPlip; lɛpt, lipt

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"


  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

  12. 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.]


  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.

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.]

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British National Corpus

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

Anagrams for LEAP »

  1. pale, peal, plea

  2. Peal


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aesop:

    Look before you leap.

  2. Charlotte Bronte:

    Look twice before you leap.

  3. Narendra Modi:

    We are planning to take a quantum leap.

  4. Clifton Fadiman:

    Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.

  5. Danish proverb:

    He who would leap high must take a long run.

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