1. [ noun ] (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
Related terms: natural_process geology
2. [ noun ] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
Synonyms: leap leaping spring bounce bound
Related terms: jump pounce caper jump bounce jump
3. [ noun ] (dance) taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
Synonyms: dancing dance terpsichore
Related terms: diversion performing_arts stage_dancing nautch pas_de_deux pavane adagio step_dancing saraband break_dancing social_dancing slam_dancing skank ritual_dancing pas_seul pas_de_trois pas_de_quatre toe_dancing dance jive shimmy belly_dance tap_dance clog tap busker heel sidestep dance
4. [ noun ] an abrupt transition
Synonyms: leap jump

"a successful leap from college to the major leagues"

Related terms: transition quantum_jump rise
5. [ noun ] (biology,genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
Related terms: mutation
Similar spelling:   salutation