Associations to the word «Leap»

Pictures for the word «Leap»

Wiktionary

LEAP, verb. (intransitive) To jump.
LEAP, verb. (transitive) To pass over by a leap or jump.
LEAP, verb. (transitive) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
LEAP, verb. (transitive) To cause to leap.
LEAP, noun. The act of leaping or jumping.
LEAP, noun. The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
LEAP, noun. (figuratively) A significant move forward.
LEAP, noun. (mining) A fault.
LEAP, noun. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
LEAP, noun. (music) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other intermediate intervals.
LEAP, noun. (obsolete) A basket.
LEAP, noun. A weel or wicker trap for fish.
LEAP, noun. Basket
LEAP, noun. A trap or snare for fish
LEAP, noun. Half a bushel
LEAP, noun. (acronym) Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol
LEAP DAY, noun. The extra day (currently February 29th in most countries, in Julian calendar February 24th) in a leap year.
LEAP DAYS, noun. Plural of leap day
LEAP DOWN SOMEONE'S THROAT, verb. Alternative form of jump down someone's throat
LEAP FROG, noun. A children's game of lining up, squatting down on all fours, with the person last in line then leaping over each of the others in turn, like a frog and squatting down when at the front of the line.
LEAP IN THE DARK, noun. Shot in the dark
LEAP MONTH, noun. In the Jewish calendar or other lunisolar calendars, a extra month added to usual 12 months because solar year is slightly longer than 12 luna month.
LEAP OF FAITH, noun. (philosophy) (religion) The act of believing in something, despite lack of proof of its truth or existence.
LEAP SECOND, noun. A second of time added to the year occasionally to compensate for variation in the rate of Earth's rotation relative to the absolute standards of time.
LEAP SECONDS, noun. Plural of leap second
LEAP TO MIND, verb. (idiomatic) To appear in one's thoughts.
LEAP WEEK, noun. In the calendar reform, a week added to usual 52, such that every year starts on the same day
LEAP YEAR, noun. In the Gregorian calendar, a year having 366 days instead of the usual 365, with the extra day added to compensate for the fact that the Earth rotates approximately 365.25 times for each revolution it makes around the Sun.
LEAP YEAR, noun. In the Jewish calendar or other lunisolar calendars, a year having 13 months instead of 12, with the extra month added because 19 solar years is approximately 19*12+7 lunar months.
LEAP YEARS, noun. Plural of leap year

Dictionary definition

LEAP, noun. A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
LEAP, noun. An abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues".
LEAP, noun. A sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance".
LEAP, noun. The distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet".
LEAP, verb. Move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?".
LEAP, verb. Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another".
LEAP, verb. Jump down from an elevated point; "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".
LEAP, verb. Cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop".

Wise words

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