- The definition of spry is someone (especially an older person) who is lively, nimble and active.
A vibrant and active 70-year-old who is out playing golf and tennis every day is an example of someone who would be described as spry.
adjectivespri·er , spri·est or spry·er or spry·est
Origin of spryPerhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal sprygg, brisk.
(comparative sprier, superlative spriest)
From British dialectal sprey, from Old Norse sprÃ¦kr (â€œnimble, livelyâ€) from Proto-Germanic *sprÄ“kiz (â€œlivelyâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pereg- (â€œto strew, jerk, sprinkle, scatterâ€). Cognate with Icelandic sprÃ¦kur (â€œlively, spryâ€), Swedish dialectal sprygg (â€œbrisk, very active, skittishâ€). More at spark. Related to sprack, sprig, sprug, freckle.
spry - Computer Definition
An application framework from Adobe for building rich Internet applications using HTML. Spry takes the tedium out of writing AJAX code and also includes routines for creating animation effects and building widgets. For more information, visit http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/spry. See AJAX and RIA.