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LEAP, v.i. [L. labor, perhaps. Heb.]

1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as man, or with all the feet, as other animals; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.

A man leapeth better with weights in his hands than without.

2. To spring or move suddenly; as, to leap from a horse.

3. To rush with violence.

And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them and overcame them - Acts 19.

4. To spring; to bound; to skip; as, to leap for joy.

5. To fly; to start. Job. 41.

He parted frowning from me, as if ruin leaped from his eyes.

[Our common people retain the Saxon aspirate of this word in the phrase, to clip it, to run fast.]

LEAP, v.t.

1. To pass over by leaping; to spring or bound from one side to the other; as, to leap a wall, a gate or a gulf; to leap a stream. [But the phrase is elliptical, and over is understood.]

2. To compress; as the male of certain beasts.

LEAP, n.

1. A jump; a spring; a bound; act of leaping.

2. Space passed by leaping.

3. A sudden transition of passing.

4. The space that may be passed at a bound.

'Tis the convenient leap I mean to try.

5. Embrace of animals.

6. Hazard, or effect of leaping.

7. A basket; a weel for fish. [Not in use.]



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LEAP, v.i. [L. labor, perhaps. Heb.]

1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as man, or with all the feet, as other animals; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.

A man leapeth better with weights in his hands than without.

2. To spring or move suddenly; as, to leap from a horse.

3. To rush with violence.

And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them and overcame them - Acts 19.

4. To spring; to bound; to skip; as, to leap for joy.

5. To fly; to start. Job. 41.

He parted frowning from me, as if ruin leaped from his eyes.

[Our common people retain the Saxon aspirate of this word in the phrase, to clip it, to run fast.]

LEAP, v.t.

1. To pass over by leaping; to spring or bound from one side to the other; as, to leap a wall, a gate or a gulf; to leap a stream. [But the phrase is elliptical, and over is understood.]

2. To compress; as the male of certain beasts.

LEAP, n.

1. A jump; a spring; a bound; act of leaping.

2. Space passed by leaping.

3. A sudden transition of passing.

4. The space that may be passed at a bound.

'Tis the convenient leap I mean to try.

5. Embrace of animals.

6. Hazard, or effect of leaping.

7. A basket; a weel for fish. [Not in use.]

LEAP, n.

  1. A jump; a spring; a bound; act of leaping.
  2. Space passed by leaping.
  3. A sudden transition or passing. – Swift.
  4. The space that may be passed at a bound. 'Tis the convenient leap I mean to try. – Dryden.
  5. Embrace of animals. – Dryden.
  6. Hazard, or effect of leaping. – Musk.
  7. A basket; a weel for fish. [Not in use.] – Wicliffe.

LEAP, v.i. [Sax. hleapan, Goth. hlaupan, to leap; G. laufen; D. loopen, Sw. löpa, Dan. löber, to run, to pass rapidly, to flow, slip or glide; W. llwf, a leap. From these significations, it may be inferred that this word belongs to the family of L. labor, perhaps Heb. Ch. Syr. Sam. Eth. תלף. Class Lb, No. 30. Qu. L. lupus, a wolf, the leaper.]

  1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as a man, or with all the feet, as other animals; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse. A man leapeth better with weights in his hands than without. – Bacon.
  2. To spring or move suddenly; as, to leap from a horse.
  3. To rush with violence. And the men in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them and overcame them. – Acts xix.
  4. To spring; to bound to skip; as, to leap for joy.
  5. To fly; to start. – Job ii. He parted frowning from me, as if ruin / Leaped from his eyes. – Shak. [Our common people retain the Saxon aspirate of this word in the phrase, to clip it, to run fast.]

LEAP, v.i.

  1. To pass over by leaping; to spring or bound from one side to the other; as, to hap a all, a gate or a gulf; to leap a stream. [But the phrase is elliptical, and over is understood.]
  2. To compress; as the male of certain beasts. – Dryden,

Leap
  1. A basket.

    [Obs.] Wyclif.
  2. 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.

  3. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
  4. 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.

  5. A weel or wicker trap for fish.

    [Prov. Eng.]
  6. 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.

  7. To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
  8. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
  9. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
  10. A fault.
  11. A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
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Leap

LEAP, verb intransitive [Latin labor, perhaps. Heb.]

1. To spring or rise from the ground with both feet, as man, or with all the feet, as other animals; to jump; to vault; as, a man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a horse.

A man leapeth better with weights in his hands than without.

2. To spring or move suddenly; as, to leap from a horse.

3. To rush with violence.

And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them and overcame them - Acts 19:16.

4. To spring; to bound; to skip; as, to leap for joy.

5. To fly; to start. Job 41:19.

He parted frowning from me, as if ruin leaped from his eyes.

[Our common people retain the Saxon aspirate of this word in the phrase, to clip it, to run fast.]

LEAP, verb transitive

1. To pass over by leaping; to spring or bound from one side to the other; as, to leap a wall, a gate or a gulf; to leap a stream. [But the phrase is elliptical, and over is understood.]

2. To compress; as the male of certain beasts.

LEAP, noun

1. A jump; a spring; a bound; act of leaping.

2. Space passed by leaping.

3. A sudden transition of passing.

4. The space that may be passed at a bound.

'Tis the convenient leap I mean to try.

5. Embrace of animals.

6. Hazard, or effect of leaping.

7. A basket; a weel for fish. [Not in use.]

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