spring
1. [ noun ] the season of growth
Synonyms: springtime
Examples:

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

Related terms: season May June April March vernal_equinox
2. [ verb ] move forward by leaps and bounds
Synonyms: leap jump bound
Examples:

"The horse bounded across the meadow" "The child leapt across the puddle" "Can you jump over the fence?"

Related terms: move bounce hop burst bounce caper saltate pronk ski_jump vault leapfrog curvet vault galumph capriole hop leap_out hop_on leap bounder leap jump
3. [ verb ] develop into a distinctive entity
Synonyms: form take_shape take_form
Examples:

"our plans began to take shape"

Related terms: become regenerate bead head formation
4. [ noun ] a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
Examples:

"the spring was broken"

Related terms: elastic_device coil_spring leaf_spring mainspring spiral_spring bedspring
5. [ noun ] (geography) a natural flow of ground water
Synonyms: outflow outpouring natural_spring fountain
Related terms: geological_formation geyser Fountain_of_Youth hot_spring
6. [ verb ] spring back; spring away from an impact
Synonyms: bounce ricochet bound rebound reverberate recoil resile take_a_hop
Examples:

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Related terms: jump kick_back carom skip leap bounce ricochet resilience
7. [ noun ] a point at which water issues forth
Related terms: beginning
8. [ verb ] produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
Examples:

"He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

Related terms: disclose produce
9. [ noun ] a light springing movement upwards or forwards
Synonyms: leap bounce leaping saltation bound
Related terms: jump pounce caper jump bounce jump
10. [ noun ] (physics) the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Synonyms: give springiness
Related terms: elasticity give
11. [ verb ] develop suddenly
Examples:

"The tire sprang a leak"

Related terms: grow
12. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 2206
13. [ adjective ] occurring in or appropriate to the season of spring
Synonyms: springtime
Examples:

"spring rains" "springtime activities"

Related terms: vernal
14. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3871
15. [ verb ] produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
Examples:

"He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

Related terms: disclose
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