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English Word:

jump


English Pronunciation:

jump


Noun:


⇨Etymology

Confer (French) jupe a long petticoat, a skirt. Confer Juppon.


⇨Definition

(a) A kind of loose jacket for men. (b) pl.

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



Intransitive Verb:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Jumped; present participle & verbal noun Jumping. ; Akin to (Old Dutch) gumpen, dial. German gumpen, jumpen.


⇨Definition

[imperfect & past participle Jumped; present participle & verbal noun Jumping.]

1. 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. Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. (Shakespeare)

2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. "The jumping chariots." Nahum iii. 2. A flock of geese jump down together. Dryden.

3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. "It jumps with my humor." (Shakespeare) To jump at, to spring to; hence, fig. to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance.



Transitive Verb:


⇨Definition

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

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

3. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. (obsolete) To jump a body with a dangerous physic. (Shakespeare)

4. (Smithwork) (a) To join by a butt weld. (b) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.

5. (Quarrying) To bore with a jumper. To jump a claim, to enter upon and take possession of land to which another has acquired a claim by prior entry and occupation. [Western United States & Australia] See Claim, noun 3. -- To jump one's bail, to abscond while at liberty under bail bonds. [Slang, United States]



Noun:


⇨Definition

1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. "To advance by jumps." Locke.

2. An effort; an attempt; a venture. (obsolete) Our fortune lies Upon thisjump. (Shakespeare)

3. The space traversed by a leap.

4. (Mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.

5. (Architecture) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry. From the jump, from the start or beginning. [Colloq.] -- Jump joint. (a) A butt joint. (b) A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels. -- Jump seat. (a) A movable carriage seat. (b) A carriage constructed with a seat which may be shifted so as to make room for second or extra seat. Also used adjectively; as, a jump-seat wagon.



Adjective:


⇨Definition

Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise. (obsolete) "Jump names." B. Jonson.



Adverb:


⇨Definition

Exactly; pat.(obsolete, Shakespeare)



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Wiktionary

Synonyms:

(propel oneself upwards): leap, spring (cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall): jump down, jump off (employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location): skydive (react to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body violently): flinch, jerk, jump out of one's skin, leap out of one's skin, twitch (To engage in sexual intercourse): hump, jump someone's bones


Noun:

jump (plural jumps) The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. John Locke To advance by jumps. An effort; an attempt; a venture. Shakespeare Our fortune lies / Upon this jump. (mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault. (architecture) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry. An instance of propelling oneself upwards. The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location. There were a couple of jumps from the bridge. 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. An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body. A jumping move in a board game. the knight's jump in chess A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) used to make a video game character jump (propel itself upwards). Press jump to start. (sports, horses) 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. (with on) An early start or an advantage. He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before. Their research department gave them the jump on the competition. (mathematics) A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity. (science fiction) An instance of faster-than-light travel, not observable from ordinary space.


Verb:

jump (third-person singular simple present jumps, present participle jumping, simple past and past participle jumped) (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne. The boy jumped over a fence. Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high. Shakespeare Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. (intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward. She is going to jump from the diving board. (transitive) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap. to jump a stream (intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location. (intransitive) 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. (intransitive) 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. (transitive) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward. I hate it when people jump the queue. (transitive) To attack suddenly and violently. The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley. (transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse. The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley. (transitive) To cause to jump. The rider jumped the horse over the fence. (transitive) To move the distance between two opposing subjects. (transitive) To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it. (cycling, intransitive) To increase speed aggressively and without warning. (transitive, obsolete) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. Shakespeare to jump a body with a dangerous physic (transitive, smithwork) To join by a buttweld. To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset. (quarrying) To bore with a jumper. (obsolete) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; followed by with. Shakespeare It jumps with my humour.


Adjective:

Adjective jump (comparative more jump, superlative most jump) (obsolete) Exact; matched; fitting; precise. Ben Jonson jump names


Adverb:

Adverb jump (not comparable) (obsolete) exactly; precisely Marcellus, in "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 1, l 64-65 Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour, With martial stalk hath he gone by our watch.


Reference:

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