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Meaning of jumping by Wiktionary Dictionary



    jumping ( comparative more jumping, superlative most jumping )

    1. ( colloquial ) excellent, very fun



    A two-year-old-boy jumping.
    1. Present participle of jump .

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Explanation of jumping by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of jumping

    2. the jumping was unexpected
    3. the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump

    Definition of jumping by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. jump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jumped ( jŭmt; 215 ); 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”.

    2. Jumping, 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 ( Zool. ), a South African rodent ( Pedetes Caffer ), allied to the jerboa. -- Jumping louse ( Zool. ), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family Psyllidæ, several of which are injurious to fruit trees. -- Jumping mouse ( Zool. ), 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 ( Zool. ), gray mullet. -- Jumping shrew ( Zool. ), any African insectivore of the genus Macroscelides. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping. -- Jumping spider ( Zool. ), spider of the genus Salticus and other related genera; one of the Saltigradæ; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey.