AskDefine | Define leapt

Dictionary Definition



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: jump]
4 the distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"


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] [also: leapt]leapt See leap

User Contributed Dictionary



  • lĕpt, /lɛpt/, /lEpt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛpt


  1. past of leap
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1