Definition of Jump

1. Noun. A sudden and decisive increase. "A jump in attendance"

Exact synonyms: Leap
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Quantum Jump, Quantum Leap

2. Verb. Move forward by leaps and bounds. "The horses jump across the field"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

3. Noun. An abrupt transition. "A successful leap from college to the major leagues"
Exact synonyms: Leap, Saltation
Generic synonyms: Transition
Specialized synonyms: Quantum Jump
Derivative terms: Leap

4. Verb. Move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm. "She startled when I walked into the room"
Exact synonyms: Start, Startle
Generic synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Shy, Boggle, Rear Back, Jackrabbit
Derivative terms: Start, Startle

5. Noun. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another.
Generic synonyms: Transition

6. Verb. Make a sudden physical attack on. "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Set On

7. Noun. A sudden involuntary movement. "He awoke with a start"

8. Verb. Increase suddenly and significantly. "Prices jumped overnight"
Generic synonyms: Climb, Mount, Rise, Wax

9. Noun. Descent with a parachute. "He had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
Exact synonyms: Parachuting
Specialized synonyms: Skydiving
Generic synonyms: Descent
Derivative terms: Parachute

10. Verb. Be highly noticeable.
Exact synonyms: Jump Out, Leap Out, Stand Out, Stick Out
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem

11. Noun. The act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground. "The jumping was unexpected"
Exact synonyms: Jumping
Generic synonyms: Actuation, Propulsion
Specialized synonyms: Header, Hop, Bounce, Bound, Leap, Leaping, Saltation, Spring, Hurdle, Vault, Jumping Up And Down, Capriole

12. Verb. Enter eagerly into. "He jumped into the game"
Generic synonyms: Enter, Participate

13. Verb. Rise in rank or status. "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
Exact synonyms: Climb Up, Rise
Generic synonyms: Change

14. Verb. Jump down from an elevated point. "The widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
Exact synonyms: Jump Off, Leap
Generic synonyms: Move

15. Verb. Run off or leave the rails. "The train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
Exact synonyms: Derail
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Derailment

16. Verb. Jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute.
Exact synonyms: Chute, Parachute
Entails: Glide, Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Generic synonyms: Dive, Plunge, Plunk
Specialized synonyms: Sky Dive, Skydive
Derivative terms: Chute, Parachute, Parachuter, Parachuting, Parachutist

17. Verb. Cause to jump or leap. "The men jump the horses across the field"; "The trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
Exact synonyms: Leap
Causes: Bound, Leap, Spring
Derivative terms: Leap, Leap

18. Verb. Start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery. "These cars won't jump "
Exact synonyms: Jump-start, Jumpstart
Generic synonyms: Start, Start Up

19. Verb. Bypass. ; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
Exact synonyms: Pass Over, Skip, Skip Over
Generic synonyms: Drop, Leave Out, Miss, Neglect, Omit, Overleap, Overlook, Pretermit

20. Verb. Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another. "Jump from one thing to another"
Exact synonyms: Leap
Generic synonyms: Change, Shift, Switch
Derivative terms: Leap

21. Verb. Go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions.
Exact synonyms: Alternate
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Vary
Derivative terms: Alternation

Definition of Jump

1. n. A kind of loose jacket for men.

2. v. i. 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.

3. v. t. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.

4. n. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.

5. a. Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise.

6. adv. Exactly; pat.

Definition of Jump

1. Verb. (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently. ¹

5. Verb. (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. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To attack suddenly and violently. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To engage in sexual intercourse. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To force to jump. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To move the distance between two opposing subjects. ¹

11. Verb. (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. ¹

12. Verb. (cycling intransitive) To increase speed aggressively and without warning. ¹

13. Noun. An instance of propelling oneself upwards. ¹

14. Noun. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location. ¹

15. Noun. An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location. ¹

16. Noun. An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body. ¹

17. Noun. A jumping move in a board game. ¹

18. 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). ¹

19. Noun. (sports horses) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly. ¹

20. Noun. (context: with ''on'') An early start or an advantage. ¹

21. Noun. (mathematics) A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity. ¹

22. Noun. (science fiction) A faster-than-light travel, not observable from the ordinary space. ¹

23. Adverb. (obsolete) exactly; precisely ¹

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Definition of Jump

1. to spring off the ground [v -ED, -ING, -S] : JUMPABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Jump

1. 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. "To jump a body with a dangerous physic." (Shak) 4. To join by a butt weld. To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset. 5. 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. See Claim. To jump one's bail, to abscond while at liberty under bail bonds. 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." (Shak) 2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. "The jumping chariots." "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." 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. Origin: Akin to OD. Gumpen, dial. G. Gumpen, jumpen. 1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. "To advance by jumps." 2. An effort; an attempt; a venture. "Our fortune lies Upon thisjump." (Shak) 3. The space traversed by a leap. 4. A dislocation in a stratum; a fault. 5. An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry. From the jump, from the start or beginning. Jump joint. A butt joint. A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels. Jump seat. A movable carriage seat. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jump

jumby bead
jumby bean
jumby tree
jump about
jump around
jump at
jump at the chance
jump ball
jump blues
jump boot
jump boots
jump cut
jump down

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