Jump

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Exact; matched; fitting; precise.

Adverb

  • (obsolete) exactly; precisely

Noun

  • (with on) An early start or an advantage.

    "He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before."

  • (science fiction) An instance of faster-than-light travel, not observable from ordinary space.
  • An effort; an attempt; a venture.
  • An instance of propelling oneself upwards.

    "The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane."

  • An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  • (sports, horses) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.

    "Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second."

  • (mathematics) A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.
  • The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
  • (in the plural) A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.
  • (architecture) An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
  • An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.

    "She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving."

  • A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) used to make a video game character jump (propel itself upwards).

    "Press jump to start."

  • (with on) An early start or an advantage.

    "Their research department gave them the jump on the competition."

  • (computing) A change of the path of execution to a different location.
  • A kind of loose jacket for men.
  • (mining) A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
  • An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.

    "There were a couple of jumps from the bridge."

  • A jumping move in a board game.

    "the knight's jump in chess"

Verb

  • (transitive, smithwork) To join by a buttweld.
  • (obsolete) To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; followed by with.
  • (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward, downward and/or in any horizontal direction such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.

    "Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high."

  • (intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  • (transitive) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.

    "I hate it when people jump the queue."

  • (transitive) To move the distance between two opposing subjects.
  • (transitive, obsolete) To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
  • (quarrying) To bore with a jumper.
  • (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward, downward and/or in any horizontal direction such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.

    "The boy jumped over a fence."

  • (transitive) To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap.

    "to jump a stream"

  • (intransitive) To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.

    "The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop."

  • (transitive) To cause to jump.

    "The rider jumped the horse over the fence."

  • (cycling, intransitive) To increase speed aggressively and without warning.
  • To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
  • (intransitive, computing) To start executing code from a different location, rather than following the program counter.
  • (intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.

    "She is going to jump from the diving board."

  • (intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.

    "The sudden sharp sound made me jump."

  • (transitive) To attack suddenly and violently.

    "The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley."

  • (transitive) To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.

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