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Meaning of JUMP

Pronunciation:  jump

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected"
  2. [n]  descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting in the army"
  3. [n]  a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start"
  4. [n]  (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  5. [n]  an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
  6. [n]  a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"
  7. [v]  go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
  8. [v]  pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"
  9. [v]  rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list"
  10. [v]  increase suddenly and significantly; "Prices jumped overnight"
  11. [v]  bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence was incomprehensible"
  12. [v]  enter eagerly into; "He jumped into the game"
  13. [v]  make a sudden physical attack on; "The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat"
  14. [v]  start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another car's battery
  15. [v]  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
  16. [v]  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. [v]  cause to jump or leap, as of a trained animal
  18. [v]  run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks"
  19. [v]  be highly noticeable

JUMP is a 4 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: alternate, bound, climb up, derail, jump out, jumping, jumpstart, leap, leap, leap, leap out, parachuting, pass over, rise, saltation, skip, skip over, spring, stand out, start, startle, startle, stick out
 See Also: actuation, alter, appear, assail, assault, attack, bestride, boggle, bounce, bounce, bound, burst, caper, capriole, change, climb, climb on, curvet, descent, drop, enter, flinch, galumph, get on, go, header, hop, hop, hop on, hop-skip, hurdle, inborn reflex, increase, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, jump, jump on, jump out, leap, leap out, leapfrog, leaping, leave out, locomote, look, miss, Moro reflex, mount, mount, mount up, move, neglect, omit, overleap, overleap, overlook, participate, physiological reaction, pretermit, pronk, propulsion, quantum jump, quantum leap, rear back, rebound, recoil, reflex, resile, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, saltation, seem, set on, shift, shy, ski jump, skip, sky-diving, spring, stand out, start, start up, startle reaction, startle reflex, startle response, stick out, switch, take a hop, transition, transition, travel, unconditioned reflex, vary, vault, vault, wax, wince



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Jump\, n. [Cf. F. jupe a long petticoat, a skirt. Cf.
    (a) A kind of loose jacket for men.
    (b) pl. A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th
  2. \Jump\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jumped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Jumping}.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.]
    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.'' --Nahum iii. 2.
             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.'' --Shak.
    {To jump at}, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly
       or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a
  3. \Jump\, v. t.
    1. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a
    2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the
    3. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. [Obs.]
             To jump a body with a dangerous physic. -- Shak.
    4. (Smithwork)
       (a) To join by a butt weld.
       (b) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
    5. (Quarrying) 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. [Western U. S. & Australia] See {Claim}, n.,
    {To jump one's bail}, to abscond while at liberty under bail
       bonds. [Slang, U. S.]
  4. \Jump\, n.
    1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. ``To
       advance by jumps.'' --Locke.
    2. An effort; an attempt; a venture. [Obs.]
             Our fortune lies Upon thisjump.       -- Shak.
    3. The space traversed by a leap.
    4. (Mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
    5. (Arch.) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of
       brickwork or masonry.
    {From the jump}, from the start or beginning. [Colloq.]
    {Jump joint}.
       (a) A butt joint.
       (b) A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels.
    {Jump seat}.
       (a) A movable carriage seat.
       (b) 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.
  5. \Jump\, a.
    Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise. [Obs.] ``Jump
    names.'' --B. Jonson.
  6. \Jump\, adv.
    Exactly; pat.[Obs.] --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

(Or "branch") The term for a goto instruction, usually in a context of machine languages. "Branch" may be synonymous with "jump", or may refer to jumps that depend on a condition.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Sudden transition from supercritical flow to the complementary subcritical flow, conserving momentum and dissipating energy; the hydraulic jump.
Thesaurus Terms
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