Jumping Jump"ing, p. a. & vb. n. of {Jump}, to leap. [1913 Webster]

{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} (Zo["o]l.), a South African rodent ({Pedetes Caffer}), allied to the jerboa.

{Jumping louse} (Zo["o]l.), any of the numerous species of plant lice belonging to the family {Psyllid[ae]}, several of which are injurious to fruit trees.

{Jumping mouse} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), gray mullet.

{Jumping shrew} (Zo["o]l.), any African insectivore of the genus {Macroscelides}. They are allied to the shrews, but have large hind legs adapted for jumping.

{Jumping spider} (Zo["o]l.), spider of the genus {Salticus} and other related genera; one of the Saltigrad[ae]; -- so called because it leaps upon its prey. [1913 Webster]

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  • jumping — [ dʒɶmpiŋ ] n. m. • 1901; mot angl. « saut » ♦ Anglic. Sport Saut d obstacles à cheval. Épreuves de jumping. ● jumping nom masculin (anglais jumping, de to jump, sauter) En hippisme, concours de saut d obstacles. jumping n. m. (Anglicisme …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • jumping — JÚMPING s.n. Concurs hipic de sărituri cu obstacole. [pr.: geámping] – cuv. engl. Trimis de cata, 14.03.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  JUMPING [pr.: geámping] n. Concurs hipic de sărituri cu obstacole. /cuv. engl. Trimis …   Dicționar Român

  • jumping — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. dżamping] {{/stl 7}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż IIa, D. u, blm {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} rodzaj sportu polegającego na wykonywaniu 100–200 metrowych skoków przez skoczka uwieszonego na pasach pod małym balonem o odpowiedniej sile nośnej… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Jumping — [ thumb|right|250px|A acro dancer. This is one of several types of leaps found in dance.] Jumping or leaping is an ability that most humans and many animals share to some degree. It is the process of getting one s body off the ground for a short… …   Wikipedia

  • jumping — jump jump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {jumped} (j[u^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {jumping}.] [Akin to OD. gumpen, dial. G. gumpen, jumpen.] [1913 Webster] 1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one s self …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jumping — (as used in expressions) bungee jumping show jumping ski jumping * * * …   Universalium

  • jumping — /ˈdʒʌmpɪŋ/ (say jumping) verb 1. present participle of jump. –phrase 2. be jumping, Chiefly US Colloquial (of an establishment such as a bar, restaurant, dance hall, etc.) to be full of lively people, especially people dancing: the joint s… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jumping — noun 1. the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump • Hypernyms: ↑track and field • Hyponyms: ↑broad jump, ↑long jump, ↑high jump 2. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground he advanced in a series of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumping — jump·ing || dÊ’ÊŒmpɪŋ n. act of jumping, leaping, hopping dÊ’ÊŒmp n. act of jumping, leap, spring; rapid or sudden increase; sudden upward movement; jerk; hurdle, something that must be leaped over; move; short quick trip; leap made from an… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jumping — Short for show jumping …   Equestrian sports dictionary

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