- The definition of a sprint is something done quickly at a fast pace, especially a race.
An example of a sprint is a rush to do three homework assignments in 30 minutes.
- Sprint is defined as to run a short race at full speed.
An example of sprint is to run a mile race in a couple of minutes.
Origin of sprintMiddle English sprenten, to leap, run from Scand, as in Swedish dialect, dialectal sprinta, Old Norse spretta, to run
- the act of sprinting
- a short run or race at full speed; dash
- a brief period of intense activity
- The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
- A burst of speed or activity.
verbsprint·ed, sprint·ing, sprints
Origin of sprintPossibly alteration of Middle English sprenten to spring up of Scandinavian origin Swedish dialectal sprinta Old Norse spretta to jump
sprint - Computer Definition
(1) A Scrum software project time frame. See Scrum.
(2) (Sprint Nextel Corporation, Overland Park, KS, www.sprint.com) The third largest cellular provider in the U.S., following Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint dates back to the Brown Telephone Company, a local telco founded in Abilene, Kansas in 1898 by Cleyson Brown and Carlos Florendo, Jr. The Sprint name came from the Intelligent Network of Telecommunications (INT) that was created from the Southern Pacific Railroad's (SPR) microwave network that ran along its railroad tracks. In the 1980s, GTE acquired Sprint and later merged it with United Telecom, the successor to Brown Telephone, creating U.S. Sprint. In 2005, Sprint acquired NEXTEL, a push-to-talk network. Both systems operate independently with the Sprint network using the CDMA technology, and NEXTEL using iDEN. See CDMA and iDEN.