Dictionary Results for spring


1. spring - noun

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

Synonym(s): springtime

Hypernym(s): season, time_of_year




2. spring - noun

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

Hypernym(s): elastic_device




3. spring - noun

· a natural flow of ground water

Synonym(s): fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural_spring

Hypernym(s): geological_formation, formation




4. spring - noun

· a point at which water issues forth

Hypernym(s): beginning, origin, root, rootage, source




5. spring - noun

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

Synonym(s): give, springiness

Hypernym(s): elasticity, snap




6. spring - noun

· a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Synonym(s): leap, leaping, saltation, bound, bounce

Hypernym(s): jump, jumping




7. spring - verb

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

Synonym(s): jump, leap, bound

Hypernym(s): move




8. spring - verb

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

Synonym(s): form, take_form, take_shape

Hypernym(s): become




9. spring - verb

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

Synonym(s): bounce, resile, take_a_hop, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet

Hypernym(s): jump, leap, bound, spring




10. spring - verb

· develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"

Hypernym(s): grow, develop, produce, get, acquire




11. spring - verb

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

Hypernym(s): unwrap, disclose, let_on, bring_out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give_away, let_out, uncover





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