"Jump" is a song by the American rock group Van Halen. It was released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984. It is the only single the group released in their career to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song breaks the mold of earlier Van Halen songs, mainly in its rolling synth line, although the song contains the standard Eddie Van Halen guitar solo, which Eddie claims as his favorite solo he never wrote. This refers to the fact that the producer spliced parts of two different takes to create the one heard in the song.

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  1. The act of jumping; a leap; a spring; a bound.
  2. An effort; an attempt; a venture.
  3. A dislocation in a stratum; a fault.
  4. An abrupt interruption of level in a piece of brickwork or masonry.
  5. An instance of propelling oneself upwards.
    The boy took a skip and a jump down the lane.
  6. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
    There were a couple of jumps from the bridge.
  7. An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
    She was terrified before the jump, but was thrilled to be skydiving.
  8. An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  9. A jumping move in a board game.
    the knight's jump in chess
  10. A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) used to make a video game character jump (propel itself upwards).
    Press jump to start.
  11. An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
    Heartless managed the scale the first jump but fell over the second.
  12. An early start or an advantage.
    He got a jump on the day because he had laid out everything the night before.
    Their research department gave them the jump on the competition.
  13. A discontinuity in the graph of a function, where the function is continuous in a punctured interval of the discontinuity.
  14. An instance of faster-than-light travel, not observable from ordinary space.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A kind of loose jacket for men.
  2. A bodice worn instead of stays by women in the 18th century.


  1. To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
    The boy jumped over a fence.
    Kangaroos are known for their ability to jump high.
  2. To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
    She is going to jump from the diving board.
  3. To pass by a spring or leap; to overleap.
    to jump a stream
  4. To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  5. To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
    The sudden sharp sound made me jump.
  6. To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
    The player's knight jumped the opponent's bishop.
  7. To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
    I hate it when people jump the queue.
  8. To attack suddenly and violently.
    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
  9. To engage in sexual intercourse.
    The hoodlum jumped a woman in the alley.
  10. To cause to jump.
    The rider jumped the horse over the fence.
  11. To move the distance between two opposing subjects.
  12. To increase the height of a tower crane by inserting a section at the base of the tower and jacking up everything above it.
  13. To increase speed aggressively and without warning.
  14. To expose to danger; to risk; to hazard.
  15. To join by a buttweld.
  16. To thicken or enlarge by endwise blows; to upset.
  17. To bore with a jumper.
  18. To coincide; to agree; to accord; to tally; followed by with.


  1. Exact; matched; fitting; precise.


  1. exactly; precisely

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