What does jump mean?

Definitions for jumpdʒʌmp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jump.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jump, leap(noun)

    a sudden and decisive increase

    "a jump in attendance"

  2. leap, jump, saltation(noun)

    an abrupt transition

    "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

  3. jump(noun)

    (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

  4. startle, jump, start(noun)

    a sudden involuntary movement

    "he awoke with a start"

  5. jump, parachuting(noun)

    descent with a parachute

    "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"

  6. jump, jumping(verb)

    the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

    "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"

  7. 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?"

  8. startle, jump, start(verb)

    move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

    "She startled when I walked into the room"

  9. jump(verb)

    make a sudden physical attack on

    "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"

  10. jump(verb)

    increase suddenly and significantly

    "Prices jumped overnight"

  11. leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out(verb)

    be highly noticeable

  12. jump(verb)

    enter eagerly into

    "He jumped into the game"

  13. rise, jump, climb up(verb)

    rise in rank or status

    "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"

  14. 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"

  15. derail, jump(verb)

    run off or leave the rails

    "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"

  16. chute, parachute, jump(verb)

    jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

  17. jump, leap(verb)

    cause to jump or leap

    "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"

  18. jumpstart, jump-start, jump(verb)

    start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery

  19. jump, pass over, skip, skip over(verb)


    "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"

  20. 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"

  21. alternate, jump(verb)

    go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions


  1. Jump(n.)

    A jump-start; as, to get a jump from a passing mmotorist.

  2. jump(n.)

    same as jump-start, n..

  3. jump(v. t.)

    Same as jump-start, v. t..


  1. jump(Noun)

    An instance of propelling oneself upwards.

    The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane.

  2. jump(Noun)

    An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.

    There were a couple of jumps from th bridge.

  3. jump(Noun)

    An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.

    She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving.

  4. jump(Noun)

    An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.

  5. jump(Noun)

    A jumping move in a board game.

  6. jump(Noun)

    A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed it causes a video game character to jump (propel itself upwards).

  7. jump(Noun)

    An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.

    Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second.

  8. jump(Noun)

    An early start or an advantage.

  9. jump(Noun)

    A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.

  10. jump(Verb)

    To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.

  11. jump(Verb)

    To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.

    She is going to jump from the diving board.

  12. jump(Verb)

    To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.

  13. jump(Verb)

    To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.

    The sudden sharp sound made me jump.

  14. jump(Verb)

    To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.

    The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.

  15. jump(Verb)

    To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.

    I hate it when people jump the queue.

  16. jump(Verb)

    To attack suddenly and violently.

    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.

  17. jump(Verb)

    To engage in sexual intercourse.

    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.

  18. jump(Verb)

    To force to jump.

    The rider jumped the horse over the fence.

  19. jump(Noun)

    A faster-than-light travel, not observable from the ordinary space.

  20. jump(Verb)

    To move the distance between two opposing subjects.

  21. jump(Verb)

    To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.

  22. jump(Verb)

    To increase speed aggressively and without warning.

  23. jump(Adverb)

    exactly; precisely

  24. Origin: From jumpen, probably of or origin, ultimately from gempanan, from gwʰemb-. Cognate with gumpen, jumpen, gumpen, gampen, gumpe, gumpa, gimpe, jumpren, jumbren. Related to jumble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jump(noun)

    a kind of loose jacket for men

  2. Jump(noun)

    a bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century

  3. Jump(verb)

    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

  4. Jump(verb)

    to move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt

  5. Jump(verb)

    to coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with

  6. Jump(verb)

    to pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream

  7. Jump(verb)

    to cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch

  8. Jump(verb)

    to expose to danger; to risk; to hazard

  9. Jump(verb)

    to join by a butt weld

  10. Jump(verb)

    to thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset

  11. Jump(verb)

    to bore with a jumper

  12. Jump(noun)

    the act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound

  13. Jump(noun)

    an effort; an attempt; a venture

  14. Jump(noun)

    the space traversed by a leap

  15. Jump(noun)

    a dislocation in a stratum; a fault

  16. Jump(noun)

    an abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry

  17. Jump(adj)

    nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise

  18. Jump(adverb)

    exactly; pat

  19. Origin: [Cf. F. jupe a long petticoat, a skirt. Cf. juppon.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jump

    jump, v.i. to spring upward, or forward, or both: to bound: to pass to as by a leap: to agree, coincide (with).—v.t. to pass by a leap: to skip over: to cause to start, as game:—pr.p. jump′ing; pa.p. jumped.—n. act of jumping: a bound, a hazard.—adv. (Shak.) exactly.—ns. Jump′er, one who jumps: a long iron drill or borer used in quarries and mines: (pl.) a term applied to certain Welsh Methodists (c. 1760), who jumped about in worship: Jump′ing-deer, the black-tailed American deer; Jump′ing-hare, a South African rodent, akin to the jerboas; Jump′-seat, a carriage-seat which may be moved backwards or forwards, so as to be used as single or double: a carriage with a movable seat; Count′er-jump′er, a draper's shopman.—Jump a claim (U.S.), to take land to which another already holds a claim; Jump at, to embrace with eagerness; Jump one's bail, to abscond, forfeiting one's bail; Jump over, to disregard, omit; Jump over the broomstick, to make an irregular marriage. [From a Teut. root seen in Sw. dial. gumpa, Middle High Ger. gumpen, to jump.]

  2. Jump

    jump, Jumper, jump′er, n. a loose garment: overall. [More prob. a thing to be jumped or slipped on, than from Fr. jupe, a petticoat, skirt.]

Editors Contribution

  1. jump

    To push oneself off a surface and into the air by using the muscles in one's legs and feet.

    She did a jump to end the amazing dance.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jump' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2225

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jump' in Verbs Frequency: #390


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jump in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jump in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Finley Peter Dunne:

    Don't jump on a man unless he is down.

  2. Dafne Schippers:

    I train for the long jump every two weeks.

  3. Shiloh Shahan:

    I decided, ‘I want to jump off of this,’.

  4. Francesca Emerson:

    I couldn't bring myself to jump into the fire.

  5. Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan:

    I think it's too soon to jump to that conclusion.

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Translations for jump

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قفزArabic
  • ско́кнуць, скака́ць, ско́чыцьBelarusian
  • скачамBulgarian
  • sobresalt, salt, sobresaltar, saltarCatalan, Valencian
  • saltuCorsican
  • skok, skočit, skákatCzech
  • naid, neidio, ysboncioWelsh
  • spring, hop, spjæt, springe, fare sammen, spjætte, hoppeDanish
  • Sprung, springenGerman
  • salto, saltarSpanish
  • hüpeEstonian
  • jauzi, salto, jauzi egin, salto eginBasque
  • پایین پریدن, جهیدن, جستن, پریدن, پرشPersian
  • sätky, hyppy, sätkiä, hypätä, panna, etuilla, astua, hätkähtääFinnish
  • saut, doubler, sauter, sursauterFrench
  • geitIrish
  • leum, clisgeadhScottish Gaelic
  • brinco, chimpo, salto, pulo, saltarGalician
  • कूदनाHindi
  • ցատկել, թռչելArmenian
  • hoppaIcelandic
  • salto, saltareItalian
  • 跳ぶ, 飛び越す, 飛び降りる, ジャンプするJapanese
  • 뛰다Korean
  • بازKurdish
  • saltō, saliōLatin
  • šuolis, šokti, šokinėtiLithuanian
  • lēciens, lēkt, lēkātLatvian
  • прескок, скок, ско́ка, прескокнува, скока, скокнуваMacedonian
  • ခုန်Burmese
  • sprong, opschrikken, springen, opspringen, zetten, voordringenDutch
  • skvetting, hopp, sprang, snike, skvette, hoppe, gå forbi, hoppe overNorwegian
  • saut, sautarOccitan
  • skok, skakać, podskoczyć, skoczyćPolish
  • pulo, salto, sobressalto, saltar, pular, sobressaltarPortuguese
  • tusuyQuechua
  • saglir, sagleir, siglirRomansh
  • sări, tresări, săltaRomanian
  • прыжок, скачок, перепрыгивать, спрыгивать, прыгать, пры́гать, вздрагивать, перескочить, прыгнуть, перепрыгнуть, вскакивать, скака́ть, подпрыгнуть, вскочить, перескакивать, скакну́ть, спрыгнуть, подпрыгивать, пры́гнуть, вздрогнутьRussian
  • saltare, sartare, saltaiSardinian
  • preskok, skok, скок, skočiti, скочити, skakati, скакатиSerbo-Croatian
  • skočiťSlovak
  • preskok, skok, poskok, skočiti, preskočiti, poskočitiSlovene
  • hopp, smita före, hoppa, hoppa till, gå förbi, hoppa överSwedish
  • దూకుTelugu
  • скака́ти, стриба́тиUkrainian
  • کودناUrdu
  • NhảyVietnamese
  • Chinese

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