English noun: leap
|1.||leap (act) a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards|
|Synonyms||bounce, bound, leaping, saltation, spring|
|Broader (hypernym)||jump, jumping|
|Narrower (hyponym)||caper, capriole, pounce|
|2.||leap (event) an abrupt transition|
|Samples||A successful leap from college to the major leagues.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||quantum jump|
|3.||leap (event) a sudden and decisive increase|
|Samples||A jump in attendance.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||quantum jump, quantum leap|
|4.||leap (attribute) the distance leaped (or to be leaped)|
|Samples||A leap of 10 feet.|
English verb: leap
|1.||leap (motion) move forward by leaps and bounds|
|Samples||The horse bounded across the meadow.|
The child leapt across the puddle.
Can you jump over the fence?.
|Examples||The horses leap across the field|
|Synonyms||bound, jump, spring|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Narrower (hyponym)||bounce, bounce, bound, burst, caper, capriole, curvet, galumph, hop, hop, hop-skip, leapfrog, overleap, pronk, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, ski jump, skip, spring, take a hop, vault, vault|
|2.||leap (change) pass abruptly from one state or topic to another|
|Samples||Leap into fame.|
Jump to a conclusion.
Jump from one thing to another.
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||change, shift, switch|
|3.||leap (motion) jump down from an elevated point|
|Samples||The parachutist didn't want to jump.|
Every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge.
The widow leapt into the funeral pyre.
|Synonyms||jump, jump off|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s|
|4.||leap (motion) cause to jump or leap|
|Samples||The trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop.|
|Examples||The men leap the horses across the field|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Cause||bound, jump, leap, spring|