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    leap

    leap - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leap

    Definition
    (noun) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    Synonyms : bounce , bound , leaping , saltation , spring
    Definition
    (noun) an abrupt transition
    Synonyms : jump , saltation
    Example Sentence
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden and decisive increase
    Synonyms : jump
    Example Sentence
    • a jump in attendance
    Definition
    (noun) the distance leaped (or to be leaped)
    Example Sentence
    • a leap of 10 feet
    Definition
    (verb) move forward by leaps and bounds
    Synonyms : bound , jump , spring
    Example Sentence
    • The horse bounded across the meadow
    • The child leapt across the puddle
    • Can you jump over the fence?
    Definition
    (verb) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
    Synonyms : jump
    Example Sentence
    • leap into fame
    • jump to a conclusion
    • jump from one thing to another
    Definition
    (verb) jump down from an elevated point
    Synonyms : jump , jump off
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) cause to jump or leap
    Synonyms : jump
    Example Sentence
    • the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop
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