Definition of Leaping

1. Noun. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.

Exact synonyms: Bounce, Bound, Leap, Saltation, Spring
Generic synonyms: Jump, Jumping
Specialized synonyms: Caper, Capriole, Pounce
Derivative terms: Bound, Bound, Leap, Leap, Saltate, Spring, Spring



Definition of Leaping

1. a. & n. from Leap, to jump.

Definition of Leaping

1. Verb. (present participle of ''leap'') ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leaping

1. leap [v] - See also: leap

Medical Definition of Leaping

1. From Leap, to jump. Leaping house, a brothel. Leaping pole, a pole used in some games of leaping. Leaping spider, a jumping spider; one of the Saltigradae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaping

leapable
leaped
leaper
leapers
leapest
leapeth
leapfrog
leapfrog position
leapfrogged
leapfrogger
leapfroggers
leapfrogging
leapfrogs
leapful
leapfuls
leaping (current term)
leaping-house
leaping house
leapingly
leapings
leapling
leaplings
leaprous
leaps
leaps and bounds
leapt
lear
leare
leared
leares

Literary usage of Leaping

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Principles of Zoölogy: Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution by Louis Agassiz, Augustus Addison Gould (1870)
"leaping consists in a bending of all the limbs, followed by a sudden extension of them, ... For this purpose, the animal always crouches before leaping. ..."

2. Principles of Zoology: Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution by Louis Agassiz, Augustus Addison Gould (1867)
"leaping consists in a bending of all the limbs, followed by a sudden extension of them, ... For this purpose, the animal always crouches before leaping. ..."

3. Positions by Richard Mulcaster, Robert Hebert Quick (1888)
"There be diuers kindes of leaping wherof I will tuch the most likely. I. leaping and springing without intermission is good to encrease the naturall heat, ..."

4. Gymnastics for Youth, Or, A Practical Guide to Healthful and Amusing by Johann Christoph Friedrich Guts Muths, Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1803)
"leaping ranks ... leaping. «*/*«, was a gymnastic exercise of the Greeks, and commonly reckoned among the ..."

5. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"They spin no webs; capture their prey by leaping. Lycosa Tarantula, pi. ... Legs formed for leaping; eyes either in a single 01 double quadrangular group, ..."

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