Crossword clues for leap
- Ballet move
- ___ year (2004, e.g.)
- Proceed impulsively
- Axel, e.g.
- ___ second
- Act precipitately
- Neil Armstrong made a giant one for mankind
- Vault (over)
- ___ year (period of 366 days)
- Take the plunge
- Flaw in logic
- One may be taken in faith
- Break in logic
- High jump
- Big jump
- Grand jetГ©, e.g.
- Big step
- Get off the ground?
- A light springing movement upwards or forwards
- An abrupt transition
- A sudden and decisive increase
- Lover's _____
- "Able to ___ tall buildings..."
- Giant hop
- Abrupt transition
- Act of faith
- Cause of a non sequitur
- Intuitive step
- Quantum ___
- Flying ___
- Sudden transition
- Sudden increase
- Hop, skip or jump
- Kind of second
- Ballet practice
- JetГ©, e.g.
- Long spring
- Act of faith?
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
Leap in with me into this angry flood.
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.
Leap \Leap\, n. [AS. le['a]p.]
A basket. [Obs.]
A weel or wicker trap for fish. [Prov. Eng.]
Leap \Leap\, n.
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.
Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.
Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
(Mining) A fault.
(Mus.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other and intermediate intervals.
Leap \Leap\, v. t.
To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, from Old English hleapan "to jump, run, leap" (class VII strong verb; past tense hleop, past participle hleapen), from Proto-Germanic *hlaupan (cognates: Old Saxon hlopan, Old Norse hlaupa, Old Frisian hlapa, Dutch lopen, Old High German hlouffan, German laufen "to run," Gothic us-hlaupan "to jump up"), of uncertain origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. Leap-frog, the children's game, is attested by that name from 1590s; figurative use by 1704.\n\nFirst loke and aftirward lepe
[proverb recorded from mid-15c.]\nRelated: Leaped; leaping.
c.1200, from Old English hliep, hlyp (West Saxon), *hlep (Mercian, Northumbrian) "a leap, bound, spring, sudden movement; thing to leap from;" common Germanic (cognates: Old Frisian hlep, Dutch loop, Old High German hlouf, German lauf); from the root of leap (v.). Leaps has been paired with bounds since at least 1720.
Etymology 1 n. 1 The act of leaping or jumping. 2 The distance traversed by a leap or jump. 3 (context figuratively English) A significant move forward. 4 (context mining English) A fault. 5 copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast. 6 (context music English) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other intermediate intervals. 7 (context obsolete English) A basket. 8 A weel or wicker trap for fish. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To jump. 2 (context transitive English) To pass over by a leap or jump. 3 (context transitive English) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover. 4 (context transitive English) To cause to leap. Etymology 2
alt. 1 basket 2 a trap or snare for fish 3 half a bushel n. 1 basket 2 a trap or snare for fish 3 half a bushel
pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion" [syn: jump]
cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop" [syn: jump]
a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance" [syn: jump]
the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
LEAP is an extension to the ALGOL 60 programming language which provides an associative memory of triples. The three items in a triple denote the association that an Attribute of an Object has a specific Value. LEAP was created by Jerome Feldman (University of California Berkeley) and Paul Rovner (MIT Lincoln Lab) in 1967. LEAP was also implemented in SAIL.
The Oompa-Loompa malware, also called OSX/Oomp-A or Leap.A, is an application-infecting, LAN-spreading worm for Mac OS X, discovered by the Apple security firm Intego on February 14, 2006. Leap cannot spread over the Internet, and can only spread over a local area network reachable using the Bonjour protocol. On most networks this limits it to a single IP subnet.
Leap is the second album released by Drop Trio. The album debuted in 2004 and was self-released by the band. The album is noted as having been recorded entirely improvised in the studio.
Leap was established in 2007 by University of Suffolk, Suffolk Learning and Skills Council and Suffolk County Council with funding from East of England Development Agency.
Leap is unique to Suffolk and delivers free and impartial, high quality information and signposting to everyone seeking education or training opportunities through a website. Leap also works with the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses hoping to improve the skills of their workforce.
Leap may refer to:
- Split leap, a sequence of body movements in which a person assumes a split position after leaping or jumping
- Leap (album), a 2004 album by progressive jazz group Drop Trio
- Leap (education and training),a project based in Suffolk, England
- Leap (music), a melodic interval
- Leap, County Cork, a village in Ireland
- Leap, County Laois, a townland in County Laois, Ireland
- Great Leap Forward, the period (1958 to 1961) of the 2nd 5-year plan in China
- Leap Wireless, a provider of wireless services
- Leap Motion, a motion-sensing technology (for human–computer interaction) company; 2012 devices
- Leap Manifesto
LEAP may mean:
- CFM International LEAP, a turbofan jet engine
- LEAPS (finance), long-term stock options
- LEAP programming language
- Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, an organization of current and former police officers and other law enforcement officials that oppose drug prohibition
- Law Enforcement Assistance Program (L.E.A.P.), a computerised system used by the Victoria Police in Australia
- Law Enforcement Availability Pay - A US federal Law enforcement benefit
- LEAP, ( Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile) a lightweight miniaturized kinetic kill vehicle
- Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol for wireless computer networks
- Literacy, Education and Abilities Program, a Scientology-connected group affiliated with Applied Scholastics
- Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty, the social welfare programm of Ghana
- Local-electrode atom probe, an atomic-resolution microscope
- Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP), including the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP)
- Leap2020, the Global European Anticipation Bulletin or GEAB
- LEAP is also the ICAO code for Empuriabrava Airfield at Girona province in Spain
- International Academy – LEAP, a high school for English Language Learners
Usage examples of "leap".
On this now leaped and twisted a more indescribable horde of human abnormality than any but a Sime or an Angarola could paint.
The musty auditorium was a dimly lit torture chamber, filled with the droning dull voice punctuated by the sharp screams of the electrified, the sea of nodding heads abob here and there with painfully leaping figures.
Land Rovers screaming around the desert, men in black kit abseiling down embassy walls, or free fallers with all the kit on, leaping into the night.
Leaping down from the broken stalagmite, Andzrel strode toward the captain who commanded them, a slender female in adamantine armor with white hair drawn up in a topknot.
Too much to hope that an afrit would leap out to grab my current master now.
Honorius the afrit leaped upon the bonnet of the car, femurs akimbo, hands on hip bones, skull cocked at a jaunty angle.
Near the centre of the formation a zone of space the size of a quark warped to an alarming degree as its mass leapt towards infinity, and the first frigate emerged.
In the instant before the arrow struck, the Alaunt twisted and leaped, snatching the arrow out of the air in his teeth.
Grinning fiercely and showering each other with blistering insults, they battled around the confines of the cave, leaping over the fire pit and threatening to trample Alec underfoot until he wisely retreated to the narrow crevice at the back.
Outfitted again, Seregil and Alec leapt onto fresh horses and galloped back to the keep.
Immediately behind them, the amphibious squadron took to the air, a rapid succession of plane after plane leaping like fish off a dock.
Luken was surprised enough when the Animist leapt from his chair and went racing into the bar itself, but was even more surprised when, a moment later, there were shouts and screams and Alex, locked in struggle with another man, crashed down and through the grape arbor.
She whispered the words that called up the Form of the aphonic ring, shaping air and earth with them, and felt the ring leap into place around them.
The apish savages, lacking the agility to leap the streets, were greatly handicapped.
A huge, black, hairy arachnid leaped on her back and sank its fangs into her shoulder, but her mail withstood the attack.