Definitions for jump

Definitions for (noun) jump

Main entry: jump, jumping

Definition: the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

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

Main entry: jump, parachuting

Definition: descent with a parachute

Usage: he had done a lot of parachuting in the army

Main entry: start, startle, jump

Definition: a sudden involuntary movement

Usage: he awoke with a start

Main entry: jump

Definition: (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

Main entry: leap, jump, saltation

Definition: an abrupt transition

Usage: a successful leap from college to the major leagues

Main entry: jump, leap

Definition: a sudden and decisive increase

Usage: a jump in attendance

Definitions for (verb) jump

Main entry: jump, alternate

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

Main entry: rise, climb up, jump

Definition: rise in rank or status

Usage: Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list

Main entry: jump

Definition: increase suddenly and significantly

Usage: Prices jumped overnight

Main entry: leap, jump

Definition: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

Usage: leap into fame; jump to a conclusion; jump from one thing to another

Main entry: skip, skip over, pass over, jump

Definition: bypass

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

Main entry: jump

Definition: enter eagerly into

Usage: He jumped into the game

Main entry: jump

Definition: make a sudden physical attack on

Usage: The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat

Main entry: jump, jump-start, jumpstart

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

Main entry: jump, start, startle

Definition: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

Usage: She startled when I walked into the room

Main entry: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?

Main entry: leap, jump

Definition: cause to jump or leap

Usage: the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop

Main entry: parachute, chute, jump

Definition: jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

Main entry: derail, jump

Definition: run off or leave the rails

Usage: the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks

Main entry: leap, jump, jump off

Definition: jump down from an elevated point

Usage: 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

Main entry: stand out, stick out, jump, jump out, leap out

Definition: be highly noticeable

Visual thesaurus for jump