An example of spring is the water outlet that forms a pond.
- To grow or develop.The plant springs from a seed.
- To come into existence, usually quickly.Towns sprang up.
- To be descended.
- To begin to appear, as day; dawn.
A spring mattress.
An example of spring is the coil in a mattress.
The goat sprang over the log.
He offered to spring for the dinner.
The hound sprang a quail.
Spring a trap.
The spring of a bow.
An example of spring is what is in a jack-in-the-box toy.
An example of spring is the month of May.
The firefighters sprang into action.
Her acquaintance was a spring of happiness.
The door has sprung.
A steeple springing high above the town.
To spring a covey of quail.
To spring a trap.
To spring a surprise on someone.
- A jump or leap forward or upward, or the distance covered by this.
- A sudden darting or flying back.
- Any of various devices on an automobile chassis, designed to absorb shock.
- Any of the coils providing the motive power in traditional clocks and watches.
- A bedspring or box spring.
A spring mattress.
An example of spring is a jack-in-the-box leaping out of the toy's box.
An example of spring is for a housing development to seem as if it quickly appears.
I let the branch spring forward. The door sprang shut.
- To move upward or forward from the ground, etc. by suddenly contracting the muscles; leap; bound; also, to make a series of such leaps.
- To rise suddenly and quickly from or as from a sitting or lying position.To spring to one's feet.
- To come, appear, etc. suddenly and quickly.Curses springing to his lips.
- To move as a result of resilience; bounce.
- To starting leak a fluid suddenly:.The boat sprang a leak. My balloon has sprung a leak.
- To begin to leak suddenly or unexpectedly.
Origin of spring
- Middle English springen from Old English springan N., Middle English springe from Old English spring wellspring
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition