Leap·ing, a. & n. from Leap, to jump.
Leaping house, a brothel. [Obs.] --Shak.
Leaping pole, a pole used in some games of leaping.
Leaping spider Zool., a jumping spider; one of the Saltigradæ.
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.
n : a light springing movement upwards or forwards [syn: leap,
spring, saltation, bound, bounce]