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leap


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leap  \Leap\,  n.  [AS.  le['a]p.] 
  1.  A  basket.  [Obs.]  --Wyclif. 
 
  2.  A  weel  or  wicker  trap  for  fish.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leap  \Leap\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leaped},  rarely  {Leapt};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Leaping}.]  [OE.  lepen,  leapen,  AS  hle['a]pan 
  to  leap,  jump,  run;  akin  to  OS  [=a]hl?pan,  OFries  hlapa  D. 
  loopen,  G.  laufen  OHG.  louffan  hlauffan  Icel.  hlaupa  Sw 
  l["o]pa,  Dan.  l["o]be,  Goth.  ushlaupan  Cf  {Elope},  {Lope}, 
  {Lapwing},  {Loaf}  to  loiter.] 
  1.  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.  --Bacon. 
 
  Leap  in  with  me  into  this  angry  flood.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  spring  or  move  suddenly,  as  by  a  jump  or  by  jumps;  to 
  bound;  to  move  swiftly.  Also  Fig. 
 
  My  heart  leaps  up  when  I  behold  A  rainbow  in  the 
  sky.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leap  \Leap\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  pass  over  by  a  leap  or  jump;  as  to  leap  a  wall,  or  a 
  ditch. 
 
  2.  To  copulate  with  (a  female  beast);  to  cover. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  leap;  as  to  leap  a  horse  across  a  ditch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leap  \Leap\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  leaping,  or  the  space  passed  by  leaping;  a 
  jump;  a  spring;  a  bound. 
 
  Wickedness  comes  on  by  degrees,  .  .  .  and  sudden 
  leaps  from  one  extreme  to  another  are  unnatural. 
  --L'Estrange. 
 
  Changes  of  tone  may  proceed  either  by  leaps  or 
  glides.  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  2.  Copulation  with  or  coverture  of  a  female  beast. 
 
  3.  (Mining)  A  fault. 
 
  4.  (Mus.)  A  passing  from  one  note  to  another  by  an  interval, 
  especially  by  a  long  one  or  by  one  including  several 
  other  and  intermediate  intervals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leap 
  n  1:  a  light  springing  movement  upwards  or  forwards  [syn:  {leaping}, 
  {spring},  {bound},  {bounce}] 
  2:  an  abrupt  transition;  "a  successful  leap  from  college  to  the 
  major  leagues"  [syn:  {jump}] 
  3:  a  sudden  and  decisive  increase;  "a  jump  in  attendance"  [syn: 
  {jump}] 
  4:  the  distance  leaped  (or  to  be  leaped);  "a  leap  of  10  feet" 
  v  1:  move  forward  by  leaps  and  bounds;  "The  horse  bounded  across 
  the  meadow";  "The  child  leapt  across  the  puddle";  "Can 
  you  jump  over  the  fence?"  [syn:  {jump},  {bound},  {spring}] 
  2:  pass  abruptly  from  one  state  or  topic  to  another;  "leap 
  into  fame";  "jump  to  a  conclusion"  [syn:  {jump}] 
  3:  cause  to  jump  or  leap,  as  of  a  trained  animal  [syn:  {jump}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  LEAP 
 
  Language  for  the  Expression  of  Associative  Procedures. 
 
  ALGOL-based  formalism  for  sets  and  associative  retrieval,  for 
  TX-2.  Became  part  of  SAIL. 
 
  "An  ALGOL-based  Associative  Language",  J.A.  Feldman  et  al 
  CACM  12(8):439-449  (Aug  1969). 
 
 




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