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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jump  \Jump\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jumped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jumping}.]  [Akin  to  OD  gumpen,  dial.  G.  gumpen,  jumpen.] 
  1.  To  spring  free  from  the  ground  by  the  muscular  action  of 
  the  feet  and  legs;  to  project  one's  self  through  the  air; 
  to  spring;  to  bound;  to  leap. 
 
  Not  the  worst  of  the  three  but  jumps  twelve  foot  and 
  a  half  by  the  square.  --  Shak. 
 
  2.  To  move  as  if  by  jumping;  to  bounce;  to  jolt.  ``The 
  jumping  chariots.''  --Nahum  iii.  2. 
 
  A  flock  of  geese  jump  down  together.  --  Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  coincide;  to  agree;  to  accord;  to  tally;  --  followed  by 
  with  ``It  jumps  with  my  humor.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  jump  at},  to  spring  to  hence  fig.,  to  accept  suddenly 
  or  eagerly;  as  a  fish  jumps  at  a  bait;  to  jump  at  a 
  chance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jumping  \Jump"ing\,  p.  a.  &  vb  n. 
  of  {Jump},  to  leap. 
 
  {Jumping  bean},  a  seed  of  a  Mexican  {Euphorbia},  containing 
  the  larva  of  a  moth  ({Carpocapsa  saltitans}).  The  larva  by 
  its  sudden  movements  causes  the  seed  to  roll  to  roll  and 
  jump  about 
 
  {Jumping  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  South  African  rodent  ({Pedetes 
  Caffer}),  allied  to  the  jerboa. 
 
  {Jumping  jack},  a  toy  figure  of  a  man,  jointed  and  made  to 
  jump  or  dance  by  means  of  strings. 
 
  {Jumping  louse}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  of  the  numerous  species  of 
  plant  lice  belonging  to  the  family  {Psyllid[ae]},  several 
  of  which  are  injurious  to  fruit  trees. 
 
  {Jumping  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  North  American  mouse  ({Zapus 
  Hudsonius}),  having  a  long  tail  and  large  hind  legs.  It  is 
  noted  for  its  jumping  powers.  Called  also  {kangaroo 
  mouse}. 
 
  {Jumping  mullet}  (Zo["o]l.),  gray  mullet. 
 
  {Jumping  shrew}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  African  insectivore  of  the 
  genus  {Macroscelides}.  They  are  allied  to  the  shrews,  but 
  have  large  hind  legs  adapted  for  jumping. 
 
  {Jumping  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  spider  of  the  genus  {Salticus} 
  and  other  related  genera;  one  of  the  Saltigrad[ae];  --  so 
  called  because  it  leaps  upon  its  prey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jumping 
  adj  :  characterized  by  making  jumps  or  moving  suddenly  upward; 
  "jumping  animals  in  the  circus" 
  n  1:  the  act  of  participating  in  an  athletic  competition  in  which 
  you  must  jump 
  2:  the  act  of  jumping;  propelling  yourself  off  the  ground;  "he 
  advanced  in  a  series  of  jumps";  "the  jumping  was 
  unexpected"  [syn:  {jump}] 




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