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Jump

Jump appears in the following pangrams (sentences using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Bright vixens jump; dozy fowl quack. (29 letters)
  • Five hexing wizard bots jump quickly. (31 letters)
  • Go, lazy fat vixen; be shrewd, jump quick. (31 letters)
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun jump:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb jump:

derailparachutealternatestartleskipspringleapboundjumprisestart

Jump is sometimes a misspelling of jumped.

The word jump is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun jump

What does jump mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: jumps

  1. a sudden and decisive increase
    • example: a jump in attendance
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of jump: leap
    • more generic word: increase = a change resulting in an increase
    • more specific terms: quantum jump / quantum leap = a sudden large increase or advance
  2. an abrupt transition
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonyms of jump: leap / saltation
    • more generic word: transition = a change from one place or state or subject or stage to another
    • more specific term: quantum jump = an abrupt transition of an electron or atom or molecule from one quantum state to another with the emission or absorption of a quantum
  3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: transition = a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
  4. a sudden involuntary movement
  5. descent with a parachute
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of jump: parachuting
    • more generic word: descent = the act of changing your location in a downward direction
    • more specific word: skydiving = performing acrobatics in free fall before pulling the ripcord of a parachute
  6. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    • examples: he advanced in a series of jumps | the jumping was unexpected
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of jump: jumping
    • more generic words: actuation / propulsion = the act of propelling
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun jump

noun

  1. An instance of propelling oneself upwards.
  2. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
    • An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
      • An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
      • A jumping move in a board game.
      • A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to jump (propel itself upwards).
      • [sports, horses] An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
      • [context: with on] An early start or an advantage.
      • [mathematics] A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.

      Specialised definition of the noun jump

      Glossary of sports

      process and result of jumping, a motor skill that is a part of many sport disciplines: in track and field, in the jumping disciplines triple jump, long jump, and high jump; in equestrian, in show-jumping and equestrian versatility test; in ski jumping; in diving (springboard, and tower diving); in trampoline; in sport acrobatics. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

      Glossary of sports / athletics

      the final phase of the triple jump (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

      Glossary of sports / cycling

      a sudden burst of speed that usually becomes a sprint

      Glossary of sports / equestrian

      any obstacle that a horse has to jump over or across (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

      Definition of the adverb jump

      What does jump mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

      adverb

      1. [obsolete] exactly; precisely

      Definition of the verb jump

      What does jump mean as a doing word?

      Jump is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

      verb - inflections: jumped | jumping | jumps

      1. move forward by leaps and bounds
      2. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
        • syntax:
          Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
          [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb]The price of oil soared
          [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb] [Extent]The price of oil increased ten percent
          [Attribute - scalar] of [Patient] [Verb] by [Extent]The price of oil increased by ten percent
          [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb]Oil's price soared
          [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb] [Extent]Oils's price increased ten percent
          [Patient]'s [Attribute] [Verb] by [Extent]Oils's price increased by ten percent
          [Patient] [Verb]Imports have declined
          [Patient] [Verb] by [Extent]Nonperforming assets at these banks declined by %15
          [Patient] [Verb] in [Attribute]Oil soared in price

          Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): advance, appreciate, balloon, climb, decline, decrease, depreciate, diminish, dip, drop, dwindle, fall, fluctuate, gain, grow, increase, lower, move, mushroom, plummet, plunge, rise, rocket, shift, skyrocket, soar, surge, swell, tumble, vary.

        • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
        • synonyms of jump: start / startle
        • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
        • more specific terms:
          • shy = start suddenly, as from fright
          • boggle = startle with amazement or fear
          • rear back = start with anger or resentment or in protest
          • jackrabbit = go forward or start with a fast, sudden movement
      3. make a sudden physical attack on
        • example: The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat
        • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
        • more generic terms: assail / assault / attack / set on = attack someone physically or emotionally
      4. increase suddenly and significantly
        • example: Prices jumped overnight
        • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
        • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
        • more generic words: climb / mount / rise / wax = go up or advance
      5. be highly noticeable
      6. enter eagerly into
        • example: He jumped into the game
        • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
        • more generic words: enter / participate = become a participant
      7. rise in rank or status
        • example: Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list
        • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
        • synonyms of jump: climb up / rise
        • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
      8. jump down from an elevated point
        • examples: the parachutist didn't want to jump | every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
        • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
        • synonyms of jump: jump off / leap
        • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
      9. run off or leave the rails
      10. jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
        • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
        • synonyms of jump: chute / parachute
        • more generic words: dive / plunge / plunk = drop steeply
        • more specific terms: sky dive / skydive = jump from an airplane and perform various maneuvers before opening one's parachute
        • entailments: glide = fly in or as if in a glider plane; come down / descend / fall / go down = move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
      11. cause to jump or leap
        • examples: the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop | The men jump the horses across the field
        • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
        • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
        • synonym of jump: leap
        • cause: bound / leap / spring
      12. start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery
        • example: These cars won't jump
        • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
        • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
        • synonyms of jump: jump-start / jumpstart
        • more generic terms: start / start up = get going or set in motion
      13. bypass
      14. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another
        • examples: jump to a conclusion | jump from one thing to another
        • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
        • synonym of jump: leap
        • more generic words: change / shift / switch = lay aside, abandon, or leave for another
      15. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
        • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
        • synonym of jump: alternate
        • more generic words: alter / change / vary = become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence

      Alternative definition of the verb jump

      verb

      1. [intransitive] To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
      2. [intransitive] To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
      3. [intransitive] To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
        • [intransitive] To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
        • [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.
        • [transitive] To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
        • [transitive] To attack suddenly and violently.
        • [transitive] To force to jump.
        • [transitive] To move the distance between two opposing subjects.
        • [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.

        Specialised definition of the verb jump

        Glossary of sports / motorsports

        to start before the signal is given (usually in drag racing)

        Films

        1. "Jump" is a 2012 drama film written by Steve Brookes and Kieron J. Walsh and directed by Kieron J. Walsh.
        2. "Jump" a.k.a. "Bring It On" is a 2000 teen comedy film that was directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jessica Bendinger. It was followed by four direct-to-video sequels, none of which contain any of the original cast members: Bring It On Again, which shared producers with the original, Bring It On: All or Nothing, Bring It On: In It to Win It, and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.
        3. "Jump" a.k.a. "Salto" is a 1965 drama film written and directed by Tadeusz Konwicki.
        4. "Jump" is a 2009 Hong Kong comedy-drama film written and produced by Stephen Chow and directed by Stephen Fung. The film stars Kitty Zhang, Leon Jay Williams and Daniel Wu with action choreography by Yuen Cheung-yan. Edison Chen was originally the male lead but, due to 2008's Edison Chen photo scandal, he was replaced by Williams.
        5. "Jump" a.k.a. "Jump!" is a 2008 British-Austrian drama film written and directed by Joshua Sinclair. It starred Ben Silverstone, Patrick Swayze and Martine McCutcheon. It was loosely based on the real-life Halsman murder case. The film was premiered on the 2009 Jewish Film Festival in June 2009. Swayze was unable to attend due to pancreatic cancer.
        6. "Jump" is a 1999 film, directed and written by Justin McCarthy, and starring James LeGros, Mark Rosenthal and Jessica Hecht.
        7. "Jump" is a 2012 short comedy drama film written and directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.
        8. "Jump" is a 2013 short drama comedy family film written and directed by Aimée-Lee Curran.
        9. "Jump" is a 2013 family drama short film written and directed by Anthony Harper.
        10. "Jump" is a film, directed by Justin Bookey.
        11. "Jump" is a film.
          • country: Japan
          • language: Japanese Language
          • genre: Japanese Movies
        12. "Jump" is a 2011 experimental animation short film directed by Jenni Tannahill.
          • country: Canada
          • music by Brice Gatinet
          • genres: Animation, Experimental film
          • released in (4 years ago)
        13. "Jump" is a short film, directed by Cade Bursell.

        Phrases with Jump

        Phrases starting with the word Jump:

        1. Jump at
        2. Jump In
        3. jump on
        4. Jump Up
        5. jump cut
        6. Jump Jet
        7. jump off
        8. jump out
        9. jump ball
        10. Jump boot
        11. Jump Down
        12. Jump Lead
        13. Jump List
        14. Jump Page
        15. jump rope
        16. jump seat
        17. jump ship

        Phrases ending with the word Jump:

        1. ski jump
        2. Base Jump
        3. high jump

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        Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Jump

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        Google previewScientific American (1922)

        The hydraulic jump is a device for removing from the waters impounded...

        Google previewTotal Hockey Training (2016)

        by Skahan, Sean

        The vertical jump is a popular method for assessing lower body power in hockey players as vertical jump measurements have correlated highly with on-ice...

        From practical experience, the vertical jump is an easier and safer test to administer.

        Google previewPrime Numbers and Computer Methods for Factorization (2013)

        by H. Riesel

        Functions With Jump Discontinuities A jump is the simplest sort of discontinuity a function can have.

        Google previewComputer Simulation Studies in Condensed-Matter Physics XV (2003)

        Proceedings of the Fifteenth Workshop Athens, GA, USA, March 11-15, 2002 by David P. Landau, Steven P. Lewis, Heinz-Bernd Schüttler

        The observed jump is a true macroscopic quantum effect which is also of experimental relevance since it occurs in many different lattices. 5.1 Introduction Frustrated quantum spin systems exhibit rich physics including the possibility of collinear ...

        Google previewHydraulic Engineering (2013)

        by Liquan Xie

        Shuai Chen & Junxing Wang State Key Laboratory of Water Resource & Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan, Hubei, China ABSTRACT: A hydraulic jump is the rapid transition from supercritical to subcritical flow which is associated with ...

        Google previewProceedings of the Meeting[s̈ of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind (1910)

        by American Association of Instructors of the Blind

        Rabbits jump is a sentence; rabbits is the thing talked about; jump is the thing said." Then we came to the seventh grade and we had another book; it began with: "Horses gallop. Horses gallop is a sentence; horses is the thing talked about ; ...

        Google previewHector-Neri Castañeda (2012)

        by H. Tomberlin

        Since Agens' intending to jump is a dispositional state, we need a particular event that both (a) serves as the trigger of the causal train ending in ditch D being jumped by Agens, and (b) involves Agens intending to jump D. Obviously, an event ...

        Google previewTime and the Moment in Victorian Literature and Society (2011)

        by Sue Zemka

        And yet the jump is the pivot on which everything turns. Thus does Conrad build a novel around an instant, the instant that tells on character. In its judgment of Jim , the narrative is suspended between the unfairness of condemning a man's ...

        Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

        by Michel Millodot

        The jump is eliminated by placing the optical centres Kanizsa figure Seefigure, Kanizsa. kataphoria 1. A tendency of the visual axes of both eyes to deviate below the horizontal plane, in the absence of a stimulus to fusion. 2. Synonym of ...

        Google previewDictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations (2001)

        For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas by J. Vlietstra

        Symbol for connector J2EE Java 2 Enterprise Edition J2ME Java 2 Micro Edition J2SE Java 2 Standard Edition JA Job Analysis JA Jump Address JA Jump if Above JAB Job Analysis and Billing JACC Joint Automatic Control Conference JACI ...

        Google previewA Rhyming Dictionary (1824)

        Answering at the Same Time, the Purposes of Spelling and Pronouncing the English Language ... [with] an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

        - To jump To leap; jolt; agree ...

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        Quotes about Jump

        If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it.
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        Scrabble value of J8U1M3P3

        The value of this 4-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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