(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. (obsolete) Exact; matched; fitting; precise.


1. (obsolete) exactly; precisely


1. a sudden and decisive increase

- a jump in attendance

Similar word(s): leap

Definition categories: event, increase

2. an abrupt transition

Similar word(s): leap, saltation

Definition categories: event, transition

3. (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another

Definition categories: communication, transition

4. a sudden involuntary movement

Similar word(s): start, startle

Definition categories: act, reflex

5. descent with a parachute

Similar word(s): parachuting

Definition categories: act, descent

6. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground

- he advanced in a series of jumps

- the jumping was unexpected

Similar word(s): jumping

Definition categories: act, actuation, propulsion

Sentences with jump as a noun:

- The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane.

- There were a couple of jumps from the bridge.

- She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving.

- the knight's jump in chess

- Press jump to start.

- Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second.

- He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before.

- Their research department gave them the jump on the competition.


1. move forward by leaps and bounds

- Can you jump over the fence?

Similar word(s): bound, leap, spring

Definition categories: motion, move

2. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm

Similar word(s): start, startle

Definition categories: motion, move

3. make a sudden physical attack on

- The muggers jumped the woman in the fur coat

Definition categories: competition, assail, assault, attack

4. increase suddenly and significantly

- Prices jumped overnight

Definition categories: change, climb, mount, rise, wax

5. be highly noticeable

Definition categories: stative, appear, look, seem

6. enter eagerly into

- He jumped into the game

Definition categories: competition, enter, participate

7. rise in rank or status

- Her new novel jumped high on the bestseller list

Similar word(s): rise

Definition categories: change

8. jump down from an elevated point

- the parachutist didn't want to jump

- every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge

Similar word(s): leap

Definition categories: motion, move

9. run off or leave the rails

Similar word(s): derail

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

10. jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute

Similar word(s): chute, parachute

Definition categories: motion, dive, plunge, plunk

11. cause to jump or leap

- the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop

Similar word(s): leap

Definition categories: motion

12. start (a car engine whose battery is dead) by connecting it to another car's battery

Similar word(s): jumpstart

Definition categories: motion, start

13. bypass

Similar word(s): skip

Definition categories: cognition, drop, miss, neglect, omit, overleap, overlook, pretermit

14. pass abruptly from one state or topic to another

- jump to a conclusion

- jump from one thing to another

Similar word(s): leap

Definition categories: change, shift, switch

15. go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions

Similar word(s): alternate

Definition categories: change, alter, vary

Sentences with jump as a verb:

- The boy jumped over a fence.

- Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high.

- She is going to jump from the diving board.

- to jump a stream

- The sudden sharp sound made me jump.

- The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.

- I hate it when people jump the queue.

- The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.

- The rider jumped the horse over the fence.