[juhm-ping-awf, -of] /ˈdʒʌm pɪŋˈɔf, -ˈɒf/
a place for use as a starting point:
Paris was the jumping-off place for our tour of Europe.
an out-of-the-way place; the farthest limit of anything settled or civilized.
a starting point, as in an enterprise
a final or extreme condition
(Canadian) a place where one leaves civilization to go into the wilderness
(US) a very remote spot
A starting point for a journey or venture, as in This tiny village is the jumping-off place for our trek into the desert. This usage probably alludes to jumping into the water. [ Early 1800s ]
A very remote spot; also, the last place to be reached. For example, This was the jumping-off point for the first gold miners in Alaska. [ Early 1800s ]
noun 1. any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.
noun 1. any of several small, hairy spiders, of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey instead of snaring it in a web. noun 1. any spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances
- Jump it
verb phrase To play in a swing music style: Then the band would ”jump it” and O’Connell would join in a swinging rendition (1930s+ Jive talk)
noun 1. a jet airplane capable of taking off and landing vertically or on an extremely short runway or flight deck. noun 1. a fixed-wing jet aircraft that is capable of landing and taking off vertically