Meaning of lover's leap in English:

lover's leap


  • 1(The name of) a place, often a height or precipice, commemorated in local lore as a site from which lovers are said to leap despairingly to their death.

  • 2The leap made by a despairing lover; also in extended use, as of a matrimonial venture.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Joseph Addison (1672–1719), writer and politician.