long jump


Definition of long jump

: a track-and-field event in which a jump for distance is made usually from a running start

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from long jump

long jumper noun

Examples of long jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the returning Thunderbolts to keep an eye on include Dillon Peters, who has competed in national competitions in the long jump and triple jump, and distance runners Luke Snedden and Tim Ryan. Jeff Vorva, chicagotribune.com, "Mighty thoughts from Quinn: Despite graduation losses, Holler has Andrew thinking big things heading into 2021 boys track season.," 17 Nov. 2020 With a little more than two minutes remaining in the second overtime, Mr. Heinsohn sank a long jump shot to put the Celtics ahead, 121-120. Washington Post, "Tom Heinsohn, mainstay of Boston Celtics dynasty as player, coach, dies at 86," 11 Nov. 2020 Lyles then won a region championship in the long jump and finished second in that event at states. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County Boys Outdoor Track All-Decade," 8 Oct. 2020 As a junior this past indoor season, Anadu recorded two top-six finishes in the long jump, including a leap of 7.01 (23 feet) meters at the Texas Tech Shootout in February. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Katy ISD alumni Anadu, Hamilton earn COSIDA all-district recognition," 13 July 2020 The 5-10, 175-pound senior is also a sprinter on the Mansfield Legacy track team and competes in the long jump. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Mansfield Legacy CB Ore Adeyi commits to Boise State," 20 Oct. 2020 Snider, who also wrestles, could be CVCA’s next big college recruit after Tucker, who doubled as a state sprinting and long jump champion in track. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Medina County bends but doesn’t break to reach Division I regional semifinals | OHSAA football playoff takeaways," 19 Oct. 2020 His senior year, Ealey won titles in the long jump at the county, region and state championship meets. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County Boys Outdoor Track All-Decade," 8 Oct. 2020 Duncan is a track standout, winning district titles and qualifying for regionals in the long jump and high jump in 2019. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Ranking the top 10 Dallas-area 4A and 3A football teams heading into the 2020 season," 24 Aug. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'long jump.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of long jump

1853, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about long jump

Time Traveler for long jump

Time Traveler

The first known use of long jump was in 1853

See more words from the same year

Statistics for long jump

Last Updated

22 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Long jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20jump. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on long jump

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about long jump

Comments on long jump

What made you want to look up long jump? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!