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4 letters words from 'leap'


3 letters words from 'leap'

PEL 5 

2 letters words from 'leap'

AE 2AL 2
EA 2EL 2
LA 2PA 4
PE 4 

All 4 letters words made out of leap

leap elap laep alep ealp aelp lepa elpa lpea plea epla pela lape alpe lpae plae aple pale eapl aepl epal peal apel pael

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Definitions and meaning of leap



  • enPR: lēp, IPA(key): /liːp/
  • Rhymes: -iːp

Etymology 1

From Middle English lepen, from Old English hlēapan, from Proto-Germanic *hlaupaną. Cognate with West Frisian ljeppe (to jump), Dutch lopen (to run; to walk), German laufen (to run; to walk), Danish løbe, from Proto-Indo-European *klewb- (to spring, stumble) (compare Lithuanian šlùbti ‘to become lame’, klùbti ‘to stumble’).


leap (third-person singular simple present leaps, present participle leaping, simple past leaped or leapt or (archaic) lept or (archaic) lope, past participle leaped or leapt or (archaic) lopen)

  1. (intransitive) To jump.
    • c. 1450, anonymous, Merlin
      It is grete nede a man to go bak to recouer the better his leep
    • 1600, anonymous, The wisdome of Doctor Dodypoll, act 4
      I, I defie thee: wert not thou next him when he leapt into the Riuer?
    • 1783, Hugh Blair, from the “Illiad” in Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, lecture 4, page 65
      Th’ infernal monarch rear’d his horrid head, Leapt from his throne, lest Neptune’s arm should lay His dark dominions open to the day.
    • 1999, Ai, Vice: New & Selected Poems, page 78
      It is better to leap into the void.
  2. (transitive) To pass over by a leap or jump.
    to leap a wall or a ditch
  3. (transitive) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
  4. (transitive) To cause to leap.
    to leap a horse across a ditch
Usage notes

The choice between leapt and leaped is often generally a matter of regional differences: leapt is preferred in British English whereas leaped is somewhat more common in American English (although this is not to say that leapt is not used in American English, especially in areas with historical ties to England). According to research by John Algeo (British or American English?, Cambridge, 2006), leapt is used 80% of the time in UK and 32% in the US.

  • (jump from one location to another): bound, hop, jump, spring
  • (jump upwards): bound, hop, jump, spring
Derived terms
  • beleap
  • forthleap
  • leaper
  • outleap
  • overleap
  • upleap


leap (plural leaps)

  1. The act of leaping or jumping.
    • L'Estrange
      Wickedness comes on by degrees, [] and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.
    • H. Sweet
      Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.
  2. The distance traversed by a leap or jump.
  3. A group of leopards.
  4. (figurative) A significant move forward.
    • 1969 July 20, Neil Armstrong, as he became the first man to step on the moon
      That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.
  5. (figurative) A large step in reasoning, often one that is not justified by the facts.
    It's quite a leap to claim that those cloud formations are evidence of UFOs.
  6. (mining) A fault.
  7. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
    • 1865, British Farmer's Magazine (issue 48, page 8)
      Much difference of opinion exists as to the number of bullings a cow should receive. Here, I think, good judgment should be used. If the bull is cool and quiet, and some time has intervened since he had his last cow, one good leap is better than more []
  8. (music) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including several other intermediate intervals.
  9. A salmon ladder.
Derived terms


leap (not comparable)

  1. (calendar) Intercalary, bissextile.

Etymology 2

From Middle English leep, from Old English lēap (basket), from Proto-Germanic *laupaz (container, basket). Cognate with Icelandic laupur (basket).

Alternative forms

  • leep


leap (plural leaps)

  1. (obsolete) A basket.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?)
  2. A trap or snare for fish, made from twigs; a weely.
  3. Half a bushel.


  • Alep, Lape, Peal, e-pal, pale, pale-, peal, pela, plea

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to spring off the ground.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)