Ju·pon Jup·pon n. [Written variously jupe, jump, juppo, etc.]
1. A sleeveless jacket worn over the armor in the 14th century. It fitted closely, and descended below the hips.
2. A petticoat.
Jump, a. Nice; exact; matched; fitting; precise. [Obs.] “Jump names.”
Jump, adv. Exactly; pat. [Obs.]
jump n. (a) A kind of loose jacket for men. (b) pl. A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.
jump, v. i. [imp. & p. p. jumped p. pr. & vb. n. jumping.]
1. To spring free from the ground by the muscular action of the feet and legs; to project one's self through the air; to spring; to bound; to leap.
Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the square. --Shak.
2. To move as if by jumping; to bounce; to jolt. “The jumping chariots.”
A flock of geese jump down together. --Dryden.
3. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; -- followed by with. “It jumps with my humor.”
To jump at, to spring to; hence, fig., to accept suddenly or eagerly; as, a fish jumps at a bait; to jump at a chance.
Jump v. t.
1. To pass over by means of a spring or leap; to overleap; as, to jump a stream.
2. To cause to jump; as, he jumped his horse across the ditch.
3. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard. [Obs.]
To jump a body with a dangerous physic. --Shak.
4. Smithwork (a) To join by a butt weld. (b) To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
5. Quarrying To bore with a jumper.
To jump a claim, to enter upon and take possession of land to which another has acquired a claim by prior entry and occupation. [Western U. S. & Australia] See Claim, n., 3.
To jump one's bail, to abscond while at liberty under bail bonds. [Slang, U. S.]
To jump the gun, to begin to run (in a footrace) before the starting gun has fired; hence, (fig.) to begin any activity before the designated starting time.
1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound. “To advance by jumps.”
2. An effort; an attempt; a venture. [Obs.]
Our fortune lies
Upon thisjump. --Shak.
3. The space traversed by a leap.
4. Mining A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
5. Arch. An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
From the jump, from the start or beginning. [Colloq.]
Jump joint. (a) A butt joint. (b) A flush joint, as of plank in carvel-built vessels.
Jump seat. (a) A movable carriage seat. (b) A carriage constructed with a seat which may be shifted so as to make room for second or extra seat. Also used adjectively; as, a jump-seat wagon.
n 1: a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance" [syn:
2: an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the
major leagues" [syn: leap, saltation]
3: (film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
4: a sudden involuntary movement; "he awoke with a start" [syn:
5: descent with a parachute; "he had done a lot of parachuting
in the army" [syn: parachuting]
6: the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he
advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was
unexpected" [syn: jumping]
v 1: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across
the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can
you jump over the fence?" [syn: leap, bound, spring]
2: move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She
startled when I walked into the room" [syn: startle, start]
3: make a sudden physical attack on; "The muggers jumped the
woman in the fur coat"
4: increase suddenly and significantly; "Prices jumped
5: be highly noticeable [syn: leap out, jump out, stand
out, stick out]
6: enter eagerly into; "He jumped into the game"
7: rise in rank or status; "Her new novel jumped high on the
bestseller list" [syn: rise, climb up]
8: run off or leave the rails; "the train derailed because a
cow was standing on the tracks" [syn: derail]
9: jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute [syn: parachute]
10: cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through
the hoop" [syn: leap]
11: start a car engine whose battery by connecting it to another
car's battery [syn: jumpstart, jump-start]
12: bypass; "He skipped a row in the text and so the sentence
was incomprehensible" [syn: pass over, skip, skip
13: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into
fame"; "jump to a conclusion" [syn: leap]
14: go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states
or conditions [syn: alternate]