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(Lean"-wit`ted) a. Having but little sense or shrewdness.
(Lean"y) a. Lean. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Leap) n. [AS. leáp.]
1. A basket. [Obs.] Wyclif.
2. A weel or wicker trap for fish. [Prov. Eng.]
(Leap) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaped rarely Leapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Leaping.] [OE. lepen, leapen,
AS. hleápan to leap, jump, run; akin to OS. ahlpan, OFries. hlapa, D. loopen, G. laufen, OHG. louffan,
hlauffan, Icel. hlaupa, Sw. löpa, Dan. löbe, Goth. ushlaupan. Cf. Elope, Lope, Lapwing, Loaf to
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. Bacon.
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 beholdWordsworth.
A rainbow in the sky.
(Leap), v. t.
1. To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
2. To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
3. To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
1. The act of leaping, or the space passed by leaping; a jump; a spring; a bound.
Wickedness comes on by degrees, . . . and sudden leaps from one extreme to another are unnatural.L'Estrange.
Changes of tone may proceed either by leaps or glides.H. Sweet.
2. Copulation with, or coverture of, a female beast.
3. (Mining) A fault.
4. (Mus.) A passing from one note to another by an interval, especially by a long one, or by one including
several other and intermediate intervals.
(Leap"er) n. [AS. hleápere.] One who, or that which, leaps.
(Leap"er), n. [See 1st Leap.] A kind of hooked instrument for untwisting old cordage.
(Leap"frog`) n. A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by
placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.
(Leap"ful) n. [See 1st Leap.] A basketful. [Obs.]