Thesaurus for spring
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Pronunciation of spring: S P R IH1 NG (sprɪŋ)
Number of syllables of spring: 1
Pronunciation Video of spring
Definition of spring
- (n): a light springing movement upwards or forwards
- (n): a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
- (n): the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
- (n): a point at which water issues forth
- (n): a natural flow of ground water
- (n): the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
- (v): develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
- (v): produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
- (v): spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
- (v): move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
- (v): produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"
- (v): develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
Examples of spring
- The pecan orchards are especially beautiful in the spring and early summer.
- In winter hundreds of large icicles are formed here, which melt in the spring.
- Intramural sports activities are also available in the winter and spring.
- He visited the Canary Islands in the winter of 1853 and the spring of 1854.
- The white flowers bloom in spring and summer and are highly fragrant.
- The thawing of winter signals the coming of spring.
- Fish is relished from the advent of winter till spring.
- Moose are found in the wet, riparian areas during the spring, summer and fall.
- Most of the precipitation falls in the summer and spring.
- Breeding occurs mainly in the spring and the summer.