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Definition of the noun somersault
What does somersault mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: somersaults
- an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
Alternative definition of the noun somersault
- In gymnastics, an act where the gymnast goes head over heels
Specialised definition of the noun somersault
Glossary of sports
jump where the body is turned at least once around the body's horizontal axis (e.g. in floor, parallel bars, high bar, rings, uneven bar, or balance beam gymnastics, in trampoline, springboard and tower diving, aerials in freestyle skiing). A somersault can be performed in a tucked, piked, stooped, or straight position, forward, backward or sideways, and from a standing position or after an approach. Depending on the number of turns one differentiates between a single, double, triple and quadruple somersault. In diving half somersaults are also possible. The artistic somersault (usually performed as a triple jump at great heights) is also known as salto mortale ("death jump"). A somersault can also be executed in combination with a twist around the body's longitudinal axis (twist somersault, twist). In swimming the turn can be performed in the form of a somersault (salto turn). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)
Glossary of sports / diving
a movement on which the diver's body is rotated around the imaginary horizontal axis through the hips
Glossary of sports / freestyle skiing
a 360-degree rotation of the body around the hips, forward or backward, while in the air. Generally called a flip
Definition of the verb somersault
What does somersault mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: somersaulted | somersaulting | somersaults
- do a somersault
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mince, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- more generic term: roll over = make a rolling motion or turn
"Somersault" is a 2004 Australian independent film written and directed by Cate Shortland, featuring Abbie Cornish and Sam Worthington. Released in September 2004, the film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. It also swept the field, winning every single feature film award—13 in total—at the 2004 Australian Film Institute Awards.
- also known as Somersault - Wie Parfum in der Luft, Saritura
- countries: Australia, New Zealand
- language: English Language
- producer: Anthony Anderson
- executive producer: Jan Chapman
- production design by Melinda Doring
- art direction by Janie Parker
- written by Cate Shortland
- Abbie Cornish as Heidi
- Damian De Montemas as Adam
- Olivia Pigeot as Nicole
- Alex Babic as Brian the barman
- Justin Martin as Guy
- Ben Tate as Sean
- Joshua Phillips as Josh
- Sam Worthington as Joe
- Nathaniel Dean as Stuart
- Paul Gleeson as Roy
- Lynette Curran as Irene
- John Sheerin as Pat
- Anne-Louise Lambert as Martha
- Erik Thomson as Richard
- Hollie Andrew as Bianca
- Archer Lyttle as Pete
- Leah Purcell as Diane
- Elizabeth Muntar as Ticket Vendor
- Bruce Ross as Staring Man
- Blake Pittman as Karl
- Erica Englert as Rachel
- Stephanie Overs as Clare
- Caroline Lowe as Waitress
- Diana Glenn as Sally
- Toby Schmitz as John
- Henry Nixon as Nick
- Mark McCann as Caravan Park Manager
- casting by Nikki Barrett
- cinematography by Robert Humphreys
- edited by Scott Gray
- music by Decoder Ring
- costume design by Emily Seresin
- set decoration by Glen W. Johnson
- location: Australia
- genres: Romance Film, Indie film, World cinema, Coming of age, Drama
- tagline: Love can turn you upside down.
- released on (11 years ago)
- AACTA Award for Best Film nomination for Anthony Anderson
- AACTA Award for Best Direction nomination for Cate Shortland
- AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score nomination for Decoder Ring
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor nomination for Sam Worthington
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for Lynette Curran
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination for Hollie Andrew
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for Erik Thomson
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination for Nathaniel Dean
- AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay nomination for Cate Shortland
- AACTA Award for Best Sound nomination for Peter D. Smith, Mark Blackwell, Sam Petty
- AACTA Award for Best Production Design nomination for Melinda Doring
- AACTA Award for Best Editing nomination for Scott Gray
- AACTA Award for Best Costume Design nomination for Emily Seresin
- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography nomination for Robert Humphreys
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress nomination for Abbie Cornish
- AACTA Award for Best Film, received by Anthony Anderson
- AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score, received by Decoder Ring
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress, received by Abbie Cornish
- AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, received by Sam Worthington
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, received by Lynette Curran
- AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, received by Erik Thomson
- AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, received by Cate Shortland
- AACTA Award for Best Sound, received by Peter D. Smith, Mark Blackwell, Sam Petty
- AACTA Award for Best Production Design, received by Melinda Doring
- AACTA Award for Best Costume Design, received by Emily Seresin
- AACTA Award for Best Editing, received by Scott Gray
- AACTA Award for Best Direction, received by Cate Shortland
- AACTA Award for Best Cinematography, received by Robert Humphreys
- "Somersault" is Swedish Indie Pop band Eggstone's second album, which was first released in Sweden in March 1994. A US release appeared later that year on BMG label Critique Records. The song "The Dog" was issued as a promotional single and became a hit on various college radio stations. The album was re-issued on vinyl in 1997 by Vibrafon Records.
- "Somersault" is Chicane's third official studio album, released on 23 July 2007. It is Chicane's first album self-released on producer and songwriter Nick Bracegirdle's independent record label, Modena Records.
- "Somersault" is a musical album of Decoder Ring, soundtrack.
- also known as Somersault Soundtrack
- released on (11 years ago)
- "Somersault" is a musical single of Zero 7.
- released on (11 years ago)
- "Somersault" is a musical album of Jadis.
- released in (19 years ago)
- "Somersault" is a composition.
- music and lyrics by Ken Harrison
Who is Somersault?
Somersault is a singer.
- also known as Gudrun Mittermeier, Gudrun Allwang
- born on (46 years ago)
- member of musical group Somersault & Xavier Naidoo
- read more about Somersault (singer)
Somersault is a record label.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Somersault
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by Sue Freeman, British Gymnastics
The tucked front somersault is the safest one to try first, as the head is tucked under early to minimise risk of serious neck injury. However, the landing is 'blind' as the gymnast cannot see the bed during the landing stage. Maximum support is ...
by Edward Swift Dunster, James Bradbridge Hunter, Frank Pierce Foster, Charles Euchariste de Medicis Sajous, Gregory Stragnell, Henry J. Klaunberg, Félix Martí-Ibáñez
A somersault is a simple, harmless thing. It is entirely within the capacity of any one not bedridden and between six and sixty years of age. There are no contraindications to somersaults as a mechanical remedy. Turning six somersaults before ...
by Shawn Armstrong
Somersault Body Attack Used by: AKA: Description: Variations: together behind wrestler B's neck) or a 3⁄4 face lock (basically, wrestler B's head on wrestler A's shoulder with wrestler A forming a headlock around the top of the head) and has ...
by Joel Alswang
adolph a front somersault with three-and-a-half twists baby fliffis any fliffis movement including a rebound back backward somersault back ...
A Work of Reference : Providing Complete Instructions for the Cure of All Diseases Through Physcultopathy : with General Information on Natural Methods of Health-building and a Description of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by Bernarr Macfadden
Somersault backward, with assistance. With right leg extended horizontally in front, right arm is placed over and back of assistant's arm, so that there may be no interference. Assistant places right hand under heel or calf of the other's right leg, ...
by Jeremy Butterfield
somersault. is now the standard spelling for the acrobatic movement, rather than summersault. something. The practice, originating in AmE and now spreading to BrE, of adding something to a multiple of ten to denote an age range (most often ...
Volume 2: Geography by Richard Pillsbury
tumblesault [= Somersault], tumbleset [= somersault], thunderwood [= poisonous bush], (Louisiana) pink (worm), stump (whiskey) [= moonshine], streak of lean [= salt ...
Folens Dictionary (1999)
by Fred McDonald
somersault noun somersaults If you do a somersault, you roll forwards or backwards so that your feet go over your ...
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Usage statistics about somersault
The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun somersault:
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- Seal Somersault
A somersaulting seal at Taronga Park Zoo - Sydney
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- Street entertainers: somersault
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- Somersault ..
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- Trampoline somersault
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- Somersault in the makings
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- Another try at the somersault
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- Fall, somersault, winter
Kids rolling down the grassy slope on the south side of the San Diego Temple.
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- Sunset Somersault, Oceanside CA
Photo credit: JoeInSouthernCA
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Scrabble value of S1O1M3E1R1S1A1U1L1T1
The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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