long jump

See synonyms for long jump on Thesaurus.com
nounTrack and Field.
  1. a jump for distance from a running start.

  2. a field event featuring competition in the long jump.

Origin of long jump

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby long jump

Other definitions for long-jump (2 of 2)

[ lawng-juhmp, long- ]

verb (used without object)
  1. Track and Field. to execute a long jump.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use long jump in a sentence

  • I never come here without remembering Rhazon and his crew on that long jump.

    The Colors of Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • I was off watch, waiting for cold-sleep—we're just about to make the long jump—when Vorongil came to my quarters.

    The Colors of Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • In the long jump the athlete employs all the impetus he can acquire by a sprint of about 30 yards.

British Dictionary definitions for long jump

long jump

  1. an athletic contest in which competitors try to cover the farthest distance possible with a running jump from a fixed board or mark: Former Austral, US, and Canadian equivalent: broad jump

Derived forms of long jump

  • long jumping, noun

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012