1. A basket. [Obs.]
2. A weel or wicker trap for fish. [Prov. Eng.]
Leap v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped rarely Leapt p. pr. & vb. n. Leaping.]
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.
Leap in with me into this angry flood. --Shak.
2. To spring or move suddenly, as by a jump or by jumps; to bound; to move swiftly. Also Fig.
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky. --Wordsworth.
Leap, v. t.
1. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
2. To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
3. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural. --L'Estrange.
Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides. --H. Sweet.
2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
3. Mining A fault.
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.
n 1: a light springing movement upwards or forwards [syn: leaping,
spring, saltation, bound, bounce]
2: an abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the
major leagues" [syn: jump, saltation]
3: a sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance" [syn:
4: the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
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: jump, bound, spring]
2: pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into
fame"; "jump to a conclusion" [syn: jump]
3: cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through
the hoop" [syn: jump]