What does the word leap mean?

Usage examples for leap

  1. She started as she looked up, ready upon the instant to leap to her feet. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  2. Jud's heart gave a leap. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon
  3. I'm coming with you, and though it's Leap Year, I definitely promise not to propose to you. – Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain