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  3  definitions  found 
  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]: 
  Leaping  \Leap"ing\,  a.  &  n. 
  from  {Leap},  to  jump. 
  {Leaping  house},  a  brothel.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Leaping  pole},  a  pole  used  in  some  games  of  leaping. 
  {Leaping  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  jumping  spider;  one  of  the 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  moving  upward  and  forward  in  a  quick  motion  or  series  of 
  motions;  or  characterized  by  leaps;  "a  leaping  gait"; 
  "the  springing  panther"  [syn:  {springing}] 
  n  :  a  light  springing  movement  upwards  or  forwards  [syn:  {leap}, 
  {spring},  {bound},  {bounce}] 

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