HyperDic: leap

English > 8 senses of the word leap:
VERBmotionleap, jump, bound, springmove forward by leaps and bounds
changeleap, jumppass abruptly from one state or topic / topic to another
motionleap, jump, jump offjump down from an elevated point
motionleap, jumpcause to jump or leap
NOUNactleap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bouncea light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
eventleap, jump, saltationan abrupt transition
eventleap, jumpa sudden and decisive increase / increase / increase
attributeleapthe distance leaped (or to be leaped)
leap > pronunciation
Soundsliy'p
Rhymesasleep ... weep: 22 rhymes with iyp...
English > leap: 8 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
Synonymsleaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce
Narrowercaper, caprioleA playful leap or hop
pounceThe act of pouncing
Broaderjump, jumpingThe act of jumping
Spanishbrinco, salto
Catalanbot, salt
Verbsleapmove forward by leaps and bounds
leapcause to jump or leap
English > leap: 8 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningAn abrupt transition.
Example"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
Synonymsjump, saltation
Narrowerquantum jump(physics) an abrupt transition of an electron or atom or molecule from one quantum state to another with the emission or absorption of a quantum
BroadertransitionA change from one place or state or subject / subject or stage / stage to another
Spanishbrinco, giro, salto
Catalansalt
Verbsleappass abruptly from one state or topic / topic to another
English > leap: 8 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA sudden and decisive increase / increase / increase.
Synonymjump
Narrowerquantum leap, quantum jumpA sudden large increase / increase / increase or advance
BroaderincreaseA change resulting in an increase / increase
Spanishascenso, aumento, subida
Catalanascens, augment, pujada
English > leap: 8 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe distance leaped (or to be leaped).
Example"a leap of 10 feet"
Narrowerelevation(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
BroaderdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Spanishsalto
Catalansalt
Verbsleapmove forward by leaps and bounds
leapcause to jump or leap
English > leap: 8 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove forward by leaps and bounds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThe horses leap across the field
Example "The child leapt across the puddle"
Synonymsjump, bound, spring
Caused byjump, leapCause to jump or leap
Narrowerbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
bounceleap suddenly
burstMove suddenly, energetically, or violently
caperJump about playfully
capriolePerform a capriole, of horses in dressage
curvetPerform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
galumphMove around heavily and clumsily
hop, skip, hop-skipJump lightly
hopmake a jump forward or upward
leapfrogJump across
pronkJump straight up
saltateleap or skip / skip, often in dancing
ski jumpjump on skis
vaultBound vigorously
vault, overleapJump across or leap over (an obstacle)
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
See alsoleap outbe highly noticeable / noticeable
Spanishbotar, brincar, saltar
Catalanabalançar-se, botar, precipitar-se, saltar
Nounsleapa light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
leapthe distance leaped (or to be leaped)
leapersomeone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
English > leap: 8 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningPass abruptly from one state or topic / topic to another.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"leap into fame"
Synonymjump
Broaderswitch, shift, changelay aside, abandon, or leave for another
Spanishsaltar
Nounsleapan abrupt transition
English > leap: 8 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningJump down from an elevated point.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
Synonymsjump, jump off
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
English > leap: 8 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to jump or leap.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men leap the horses across the field
Synonymjump
Cause tojump, leap, bound, springMove forward by leaps and bounds
Spanishhacer saltar, saltar
Catalanfer saltar, saltar
Nounsleapa light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
leapthe distance leaped (or to be leaped)

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