Definitions for spring

Definitions for (noun) spring

Main entry: leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bounce, bound

Definition: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

Main entry: spring

Definition: a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed

Usage: the spring was broken

Main entry: spring, springiness, give

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

Main entry: spring

Definition: a point at which water issues forth

Main entry: spring, fountain, natural spring, outflow, outpouring

Definition: a natural flow of ground water

Main entry: spring, springtime

Definition: the season of growth

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

Definitions for (verb) spring

Main entry: spring

Definition: develop suddenly

Usage: The tire sprang a leak

Main entry: spring

Definition: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly

Usage: He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving

Main entry: spring, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop

Definition: spring back; spring away from an impact

Usage: The rubber ball bounced; These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

Main entry: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?

Main entry: spring, form, take form, take shape

Definition: develop into a distinctive entity

Usage: our plans began to take shape

Visual thesaurus for spring