Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Jump
  1. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
  2. descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
  3. a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
  4. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  5. an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
  6. a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
  7. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  8. rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  9. increase suddenly and significantly; "Prices jumped overnight"
  10. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"
  11. bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
  12. enter eagerly into; "He jumped into the game"
  13. make a sudden physical attack on; "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
  14. start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car''s battery
  15. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
  16. move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
  17. cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
  18. jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
  19. run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
  20. be highly noticeable
Similar Words: jumping, parachuting, startle, start, leap, saltation, alternate, rise, climb up, pass over, skip, skip over, jumpstart, jump-start, bound, spring, parachute, derail, leap out, jump out, stand out, stick out

 

See Also: leap out, jump out, stand out, stick out, hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride

 

Hyponyms: header, hop, leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, vault, hurdle, jumping up and down, capriole, skydiving, startle response, startle reaction, startle reflex, Moro reflex, wince, flinch, quantum jump, quantum leap, shy, boggle, rear back, pronk, resile, take a hop, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, burst, galumph, ski jump, saltate, leapfrog, overleap, curvet, skip, hop-skip, caper, sky dive, skydive

 

Entailments: glide, descend, fall, go down, come down

 

Derivational Morphology: leap, bound, spring, parachute, startle, start, rise, climb up, alternation, saltation, leaping, bounce, bounder, leaper, jumper, jumping, parachuting, parachutist, parachuter, parachute jumper, chute, derailment

 

 
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