Leaping

Leaping
Leap Leap (l[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaped} (l[=e]pt; 277), rarely {Leapt} (l[=e]pt or l[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaping}.] [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hle['a]pan to leap, jump, run; akin to OS. [=a]hl[=o]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. [1913 Webster]

Leap in with me into this angry flood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig. [1913 Webster]

My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]


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  • leaping — adj. Leaping is used with these nouns: ↑flame …   Collocations dictionary

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  • leaping — šuoliavimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Žirgo bėgsena šuoliais. atitikmenys: angl. leaping; skipping vok. Galopp, m; Springen, n rus. прыганье …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • Leaping house — Leaping Leap ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster] {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 {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaping pole — Leaping Leap ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster] {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 {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaping spider — Leaping Leap ing, a. & n. from {Leap}, to jump. [1913 Webster] {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 {Saltigrad[ae]}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leaping Michaels — In the game of bridge, Leaping Michaels is a conventional overcall made in defense to an opposing 2 level or 3 level preempt. Leaping Michaels is played by many pairs as it provides a means to show strong two suited hands (5 5 or longer) that are …   Wikipedia

  • leaping house —    obsolete    a brothel    Where a customer might leap on a prostitute.    Also as leaping academy:     Dials the signs of leaping houses. (Shakespeare, 1 Henry V)     ... teaching em Latin in the environs of a leaping academy. (Fraser, 1982,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Leaping gait — The leaping gaits are a group of related quadruped gaits that include canter, gallop, and stot (also known as pronk and prong).Tristan David Martin Roberts (1995) Understanding Balance: The Mechanics of Posture and Locomotion , Nelson Thornes,… …   Wikipedia

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