spring

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There's nothing like sitting on a sharp tack to make you spring out of your chair. The verb spring means to leap or bounce up suddenly.

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To leap; to bound; to jump.

Noun
a light springing movement upwards or forwards

Noun
a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"

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the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

Noun
a point at which water issues forth

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a natural flow of ground water

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Noun
the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"

Verb
develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"

Verb
produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

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spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

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move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

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produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"

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develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"


v. i.
To leap; to bound; to jump.

v. i.
To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

v. i.
To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

v. i.
To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.

v. i.
To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.

v. i.
To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -often followed by up, forth, or out.

v. i.
To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

v. i.
To grow; to prosper.

v. t.
To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.

v. t.
To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.

v. t.
To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.

v. t.
To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.

v. t.
To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.

v. t.
To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.

v. t.
To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.

v. i.
A leap; a bound; a jump.

v. i.
A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.

v. i.
Elastic power or force.

v. i.
An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.

v. i.
Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.

v. i.
Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

v. i.
That which springs, or is originated, from a source;

v. i.
A race; lineage.

v. i.
A youth; a springal.

v. i.
A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.

v. i.
That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

v. i.
The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.

v. i.
The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.

v. i.
A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

v. i.
A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.


Spring

Spring , v. i. [imp. Sprang or Sprung ; p. p. Sprung; p. pr. & vb. n. Springing.] [AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. & OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr. to hasten. Cf. Springe, Sprinkle.] 1. To leap; to bound; to jump.
The mountain stag that springs From height to height, and bounds along the plains.
2. To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.
And sudden light Sprung through the vaulted roof.
3. To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.
4. To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power. 5. To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning. 6. To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -often followed by up, forth, or out.
Till well nigh the day began to spring.
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.
Do not blast my springing hopes.
O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born.
7. To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
[They found] new hope to spring Out of despair, joy, but with fear yet linked.
8. To grow; to prosper.
What makes all this, but Jupiter the king, At whose command we perish, and we spring?
To spring at, to leap toward; to attempt to reach by a leap. -- To spring forth, to leap out; to rush out. -- To spring in, to rush in; to enter with a leap or in haste. -- To spring on ∨ upon, to leap on; to rush on with haste or violence; to assault.

Spring

Spring , v. t. 1. To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant. 2. To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
She starts, and leaves her bed, amd springs a light.
The friends to the cause sprang a new project.
3. To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine. 4. To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard. 5. To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap. 6. To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar. 7. To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence. To spring a butt (Naut.), to loosen the end of a plank in a ship's bottom. -- To spring a leak (Naut.), to begin to leak. -- To spring an arch (Arch.), to build an arch; -- a common term among masons; as, to spring an arcg over a lintel. -- To spring a rattle, to cause a rattle to sound. See Watchman's rattle, under Watchman. -- To spring the luff (Naut.), to ease the helm, and sail nearer to the wind than before; -- said of a vessel. Mar. Dict. -- To spring a mast ∨ spar (Naut.), to strain it so that it is unserviceable.

Spring

Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See Spring, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump.
The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke.
2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow. 3. Elastic power or force.
Heavens! what a spring was in his arm!
4. An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force. &hand; The principal varieties of springs used in mechanisms are the spiral spring (Fig. a), the coil spring (Fig. b), the elliptic spring (Fig. c), the half-elliptic spring (Fig. d), the volute spring, the India-rubber spring, the atmospheric spring, etc. 5. Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain. "All my springs are in thee." Ps. lxxxvii. 7. "A secret spring of spiritual joy." Bentley. "The sacred spring whence and honor streams." Sir J. Davies. 6. Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.
Our author shuns by vulgar springs to move The hero's glory, or the virgin's love.
7. That which springs, or is originated, from a source; as: (a) A race; lineage. [Obs.] Chapman. (b) A youth; a springal. [Obs.] Spenser. (c) A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland. [Obs.] Spenser. Milton. 8. That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. 9. The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator. "The green lap of the new-come spring." Shak. &hand; Spring of the astronomical year begins with the vernal equinox, about March 21st, and ends with the summer solstice, about June 21st. 10. The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage. "The spring of the day." 1 Sam. ix. 26.
O how this spring of love resembleth The uncertain glory of an April day.
11. (Naut.) (a) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely. (b) A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored. Air spring, Boiling spring, etc. See under Air, Boiling, etc. -- Spring back (Bookbinding), a back with a curved piece of thin sheet iron or of stiff pasteboard fastened to the inside, the effect of which is to make the leaves of a book thus bound (as a ledger or other account or blank book) spring up and lie flat. -- Spring balance, a contrivance for measuring weight or force by the elasticity of a spiral spring of steel. -- Spring beam, a beam that supports the side of a paddle box. See Paddle beam, under Paddle, n. -- Spring beauty. (a) (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Claytonia, delicate herbs with somewhat fleshy leaves and pretty blossoms, appearing in springtime. (b) (Zo'94l.) A small, elegant American butterfly (Erora l'91ta) which appears in spring. The hind wings of the male are brown, bordered with deep blue; those of the female are mostly blue. -- Spring bed, a mattress, under bed, or bed bottom, in which springs, as of metal, are employed to give the required elasticity. -- Spring beetle (Zo'94l.), a snapping beetle; an elater. -- Spring box, the box or barrel in a watch, or other piece of mechanism, in which the spring is contained. -- Spring fly (Zo'94l.), a caddice fly; -- so called because it appears in the spring. -- Spring grass (Bot.), a vernal grass. See under Vernal. -- Spring gun, a firearm disharged by a spring, when this is trodden upon or is otherwise moved. -- Spring hook (Locomotive Engines), one of the hooks which fix the driving-wheel spring to the frame. -- Spring latch, a latch that fastens with a spring.
Sir, pray hand the spring of pork to me.
-- Spring pin (Locomotive Engines), an iron rod fitted between the springs and the axle boxes, to sustain and regulate the pressure on the axles. -- Spring rye, a kind of rye sown in the spring; -- in distinction from winter rye, sown in autumn. -- Spring stay (Naut.), a preventer stay, to assist the regular one. R. H. Dana, Jr. -- Spring tide, the tide which happens at, or soon after, the new and the full moon, and which rises higher than common tides. See Tide. -- Spring wagon, a wagon in which springs are interposed between the body and the axles to form elastic supports. -- Spring wheat, any kind of wheat sown in the spring; -- in distinction from winter wheat, which is sown in autumn.

To leap; to bound; to jump.

To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.

A leap; a bound; a jump.

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Usage Examples

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.

I am fully committed to Hannah Montana. It's what gave me this amazing opportunity to reach out to so many people. I'm really excited about our new season. We are making great new episodes that I can't wait for our fans to see and I'm looking forward to the 'Hannah Montana' movie that will be out in the spring.

Before I pitch any game, from spring training to Game 7 of the World Series, I'm scared to death.

As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.

A little learning is a dangerous thing Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.

Behold, my friends, the spring is come the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.

I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Don't forget it's daylight savings time. You spring forward, then you fall back. It's like Robert Downey Jr. getting out of bed.

Fantastic! Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and Spring Break, your coats are getting dirty, everything's dark, dingy - what a great time for a movie!

A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn?

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