Definition of spring
  1. a light springing movement upwards or forwards
  2. a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
  3. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  4. a point at which water issues forth
  5. a natural flow of ground water
  6. the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
  7. develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
  8. produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
  9. spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
  10. move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
  11. produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"
  12. develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
Similar Words: leap, leaping, saltation, bound, bounce, give, springiness, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring, springtime, resile, take a hop, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, jump, form, take form, take shape


See Also: leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out, hop on, mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride


Hyponyms: caper, capriole, pounce, bedspring, coil spring, volute spring, leaf spring, mainspring, spiral spring, Fountain of Youth, geyser, hot spring, thermal spring, kick back, recoil, kick, skip, bound off, carom, glance, pronk, bounce, resile, take a hop, bound, rebound, reverberate, ricochet, burst, galumph, ski jump, saltate, vault, leapfrog, overleap, curvet, hop, hop-skip, regenerate, head, bead


Derivational Morphology: jump, leap, bound, bounce, resile, take a hop, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, saltate, give, yield, carom, repercussion, backlash, leaping, saltation, resilience, resiliency, bouncing, bounciness, bounder, leaper, jumper, jumping, formation


Language Translations:
Albanian: pranverë   Armenian: գարուն  
Basque: iturri and udaherri   Bosnian: proljeće  
Breton: eienenn and gwinterell and nevezamzer   Bulgarian: извор and появявам се and пролет and пружина and скачам  
Catalan: primavera   Chinese: 弹簧 and 春天 and  
Croatian: proljeće   Danish: fjeder and forår and kilde and springe  
Dutch: bron and lente and ontspringen and springen and veer   Esperanto: fonto and printempo and risorto  
Estonian: allikas and kevad and vedru   Finnish: hypätä and jousi and kevät and lähde and nousta  
French: naître and printemps and ressort and sauter and source   Frisian: fear and maaitiid and welle  
Galician: primavera   Georgian: გაზაფხული  
German: entspringen and Frühling and Quelle and springen and Sprungfeder   Greek: άνοιξη and αναπηδώ and ελατήριο and νερομάνα and ξεπροβάλλω  
Hebrew: אביב and לזנק and מעיין and קפיץ   Hungarian: forrás and rugó and tavasz  
Indonesian: lompat and mata and musim and pegas   Interlingua: fonte and primavera and resorto  
Italian: fonte and molla and nascere and primavera and saltare   Japanese: ばね and 跳ね上がる and and  
Korean: and and 용수철   Kurdish: bihar and kanî  
Latin: fons and ver   Latvian: atspere and avots and pavasaris  
Lithuanian: pavasaris and spyruoklė and šaltinis   Maltese: molla and nixxiegħa and qabża and rebbiegħa and tfaċċa  
Norwegian: fjær   Persian: بهار  
Polish: sprężyna and wiosna and źródło   Portuguese: fonte and mola and primavera  
Romanian: arc and izvor and primăvară   Russian: весна and источник and пружина and прыгать  
Slovak: jar   Slovene: izvir and pomlad and vzmet  
Spanish: fuente and nacer and primavera and resorte and saltar   Swedish: fjäder and hoppa and källa and vår  
Turkish: ilkbahar and kaynak and ortaya çıkıvermek and sıçramak and yay   Welsh: gwanwyn  
Yiddish: ספּרענזשינעס and פרילינג and קוואַל  
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