Leap

Definition of Leap

Pronunciation: lēp
n.1.A basket.
2.A weel or wicker trap for fish.
v. i.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.
[imp. & p. p. Leaped (lēpt; 277), rarely Leapt (lēpt or lĕpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Leaping.]
Leap in with me into this angry flood.
- Shak.
2.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.
v. t.1.To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
2.To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
3.To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
n.1.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.
2.Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
3.(Mining) A fault.
4.(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.

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