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Webster 1913 Edition


Jumping

Jump′ing

,
p.
Adj.
&
vb.
Noun.
of
Jump
, to leap.
Jumping bean
,
a seed of a Mexican
Euphorbia
, containing the larva of a moth (
Carpocapsa saltitans
). The larva by its sudden movements causes the seed to roll to roll and jump about.
Jumping deer
(Zool.)
,
a South African rodent (
Pedetes Caffer
), allied to the jerboa.
Jumping louse
(Zool.)
,
any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family
Psyllidæ
, several of which are injurious to fruit trees.
Jumping mouse
(Zool.)
,
North American mouse (
Zapus Hudsonius
), having a long tail and large hind legs. It is noted for its jumping powers. Called also
kangaroo mouse
.
Jumping mullet
(Zool.)
,
gray mullet.
Jumping shrew
(Zool.)
,
any African insectivore of the genus
Macroscelides
. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping.
Jumping spider
(Zool.)
,
spider of the genus
Salticus
and other related genera; one of the Saltigradæ; – so called because it leaps upon its prey.

Webster 1828 Edition


Jumping

JUMP'ING

,
ppr.
Leaping; springing; bounding.

Definition 2022


jumping

jumping

English

Adjective

jumping (comparative more jumping, superlative most jumping)

  1. (colloquial) Excellent, very fun.
    • 1998, Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out?
      When the party was nice, the party was jumpin' (Hey, Yippie, Yi, Yo)
      And everybody havin' a ball (Hah, ho, Yippie Yi Yo)

Verb

jumping

  1. present participle of jump

Noun

jumping (plural jumpings)

  1. The act of performing a jump.
    • 1871, John Tyndall, Heat Considered as a Mode of Motion (page 291)
      When the tuning-fork is brought over a resonant jar or bottle, the beats may be heard and the jumpings seen by a thousand people at once.



French

Etymology

from English

Noun

jumping m (plural jumpings)

  1. show jumping (equestrian discipline)
  2. (sports and physical fitness) A form of movement in which a body propels itself through the air.