leap


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leap \Leap\, n. [AS. le['a]p.]
   1. A basket. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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   2. A weel or wicker trap for fish. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leap \Leap\ (l[=e]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped (l[=e]pt;
   277), rarely Leapt (l[=e]pt or l[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n.
   Leaping.] [OE. lepen, leapen, AS. hle['a]pan to leap, jump,
   run; akin to OS. [=a]hl[=o]pan, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G.
   laufen, OHG. louffan, hlauffan, Icel. hlaupa, Sw. l["o]pa,
   Dan. l["o]be, Goth. ushlaupan. Cf. Elope, Lope,
   Lapwing, Loaf to loiter.]
   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. --Bacon.
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            Leap in with me into this angry flood. --Shak.
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   2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to
      bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
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            My heart leaps up when I behold
            A rainbow in the sky.                 --Wordsworth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leap \Leap\, v. t.
   1. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a
      ditch.
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   2. To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
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   3. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leap \Leap\, n.
   1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a
      jump; a spring; a bound.
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            Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden
            leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.
                                                  --L'Estrange.
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            Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or
            glides.                               --H. Sweet.
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   2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
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   3. (Mining) A fault.
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   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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