leap: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lēp), [key]
— v., n. leaped leapt, leap•ing,
- to spring through the air from one point or position to another; jump: to leap over a ditch.
- to move or act quickly or suddenly: to leap aside; She leaped at the opportunity.
- to pass, come, rise, etc., as if with a jump: to leap to a conclusion; an idea that immediately leaped to mind.
- to jump over: to leap a fence.
- to pass over as if by a jump.
- to cause to leap: to leap a horse.
- a spring, jump, or bound; a light, springing movement.
- the distance covered in a leap; distance jumped.
- a place leaped or to be leaped over or from.
- a sudden or abrupt transition: a successful leap from piano class to concert hall.
- a sudden and decisive increase: a leap in the company's profits.
- very rapidly: We are progressing by leaps and bounds.
- an action of which the consequences are unknown: The experiment was a leap in the dark.
- an act or instance of accepting or trusting in something that cannot readily be seen or proved.
- leap (Thesaurus)