Definitions of leap

  1. To spring upward or forward; to jump; to rault; to rush with force.
  2. To spring over or off the ground; jump; bound.
  3. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
  4. To copulate with ( a female beast); to cover.
  5. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
  6. To pass over by a bound or jump; as, to leap a ditch; to cause to jump or spring over; as, to leap a horse over a hedge.
  7. To spring or bound over:- pr. p. leaping; pa. t. leaped or leapt ( lept); pa. p. leaped, rarely leapt.
  8. To spring clear of the ground, with the feet; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.
  9. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
  10. To jump or spring; as, to leap from a wall; to vault; to bound suddenly; as, my heart leaps up.
  11. To move with springs or bounds: to spring upward or forward: to jump: to rush with vehemence.
  12. To spring; jump; rush forward.
  13. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; " leap into fame"; " jump to a conclusion"
  14. cause to jump or leap, as of a trained animal
  15. To spring or bound over; to cause to leap.
  16. To spring or rise from the ground; to jump; to pass over with a spring or bound.
  17. the distance leaped ( or to be leaped); " a leap of 10 feet"
  18. cause to jump or leap; " the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
  19. A weel or wicker trap for fish.
  20. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
  21. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
  22. A fault.
  23. A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
  24. The act of passing over with a bound; a jump; a spring; the space passed over in jumping.
  25. Leaper.
  26. Act of leaping: bound: space passed by leaping: sudden transition.
  27. Act of leaping; space leaped over.
  28. Leaped or leapt ( lept).
  29. The act of leaping; a jump; bound.
  30. A jump; a bound; space passed by leaping; copulation of animals; an abrupt transition.
  31. A jump; a spring; a bound; space passed by leaping.
  32. Leaped, leapt.