What does Spring mean?

Definitions for Spring

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Spring.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spring, springtimenoun

    the season of growth

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

  2. springnoun

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

    "the spring was broken"

  3. spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural springnoun

    a natural flow of ground water

  4. springnoun

    a point at which water issues forth

  5. give, spring, springinessnoun

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

  6. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounceverb

    a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

  7. jump, leap, bound, springverb

    move forward by leaps and bounds

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

  8. form, take form, take shape, springverb

    develop into a distinctive entity

    "our plans began to take shape"

  9. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetverb

    spring back; spring away from an impact

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

  10. springverb

    develop suddenly

    "The tire sprang a leak"

  11. springverb

    produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly

    "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"


  1. springnoun

    Traditionally the first of the four seasons of the year in temperate regions, in which plants spring from the ground and trees come into blossom, following winter and preceding summer.

  2. springnoun

    Meteorologically, the months of March, April and May in the northern hemisphere (or September, October and November in the southern).

  3. springnoun

    The astronomically delineated period from the moment of vernal equinox, approximately March 21 in the northern hemisphere to the moment of the summer solstice, approximately June 21. (See for other variations.)

  4. springnoun

    Spring tide; a tide of greater-than-average range, that is, around the first or third quarter of a lunar month, or around the times of the new or full moon.

  5. springnoun

    A place where water emerges from the ground.

    This water is bottled from the spring of the river.

  6. springnoun

    The property of a body of springing to its original form after being compressed, stretched, etc.

  7. springnoun

    A mechanical device made of flexible or coiled material that exerts force when it is bent, compressed or stretched.

    We jumped so hard the bed springs broke.

  8. springnoun

    A rope attaching the bow of a vessel to the stern-side of the jetty, or vice versa, to stop the vessel from surging.

    You should put a couple of springs onto the jetty to stop the boat moving so much.

  9. springnoun

    An erection of the penis.

  10. springverb

    To jump or leap.

    He sprang up from his seat.

  11. springverb

    To produce or disclose unexpectedly, especially of surprises, traps, etc.

  12. springverb

    To release or set free, especially from prison.

  13. springnoun

    The source of an action

  14. Etymology: springen, from Old English springan, from springanan (compare springe, Dutch/German springen, Swedish springa), from spr̥g̑h (compare Lithuanian spreñgti ‘to push in’, Old Church Slavonic ‘to spin, stretch’, Ancient Greek ‘to hasten’, Sanskrit ‘is eager’).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Springadverb

    With elastick vigour.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Before the bull she pictur’d winged love,
    With his young brother sport, light fluttering
    Upon the waves, as each had been a dove;
    The one his bow and shafts, the other spring
    A burning tead about his head did move,
    As in their sire’s new love both triumphing. Edmund Spenser.

  2. SPRINGnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Orpheus with his lute made trees,
    And the mountain-tops, that freeze,
    Bow themselves when he did sing:
    To his musick, plants and flowers
    Ever sprung, as sun and showers
    There had made a lasting Spring. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.

    The Spring visiteth not these quarters so timely as the eastern parts. Carew.

    Come, gentle Spring, ethereal mildness come,
    And from the bosom of yon dropping cloud
    Upon our plains descend. James Thomson, Spring.

    This may be better performed by the strength of some such spring as is used in watches: this spring may be applied to one wheel, which shall give an equal motion to both the wings. John Wilkins, Math. Magic.

    The spring must be made of good steel, well tempered; and the wider the two ends of the spring stand asunder, the milder it throws the chape of the vice open. Joseph Moxon, Mech. Exer.

    He that was sharp-sighted enough to see the configuration of the minute particles of the spring of a clock, and upon what peculiar impulse its elastick motion depends, would no doubt discover something very admirable. John Locke.

    Heav’ns, what a spring was in his arm, to throw!
    How high he held his shield, and rose at ev’ry blow! Dryd.

    Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one another: impenetrability makes them only stop. If two equal bodies meet directly in vacuo, they will by the laws of motion stop where they meet, lose their motion, and remain in rest, unless they be elastick, and receive new motion from their spring. Newton.

    The soul is gathered within herself, and recovers that spring which is weakened, when she operates more in concert with the body. Addison.

    In adult persons, when the fibres cannot any more yield, they must break, or lose their spring. Arbuthnot.

    My heart sinks in me while I hear him speak,
    And every slacken’d fibre drops its hold,
    Like nature letting down the springs of life;
    So much the name of father awes me still. Dryden.

    Nature is the same, and man is the same; has the same affections and passions, and the same springs that give them motion. Thomas Rymer.

    Our author shuns by vulgar springs to move
    The hero’s glory, or the virgin’s love. Alexander Pope, Prol. to Cato.

    The pris’ner with a spring from prison broke:
    Then stretch’d his feather’d fans with all his might,
    And to the neighb’ring maple wing’d his flight. Dryden.

    With what a spring his furious soul broke loose,
    And left the limbs still quivering on the ground! Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Each petty hand
    Can steer a ship becalm’d; but he that will
    Govern, and carry her to her ends, must know
    His tides, his currents; how to shift his sails,
    Where her springs are, her leaks, and how to stop ’em. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    Now stop thy springs; my sea shall suck them dry,
    And swell so much the higher by their ebb. William Shakespeare, H. VI.

    Springs on the tops of hills pass through a great deal of pure earth, with less mixture of other waters. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    When in th’ effects she doth the causes know,
    And seeing the stream, thinks where the spring doth rise;
    And seeing the branch, conceives the root below:
    These things she views without the body’s eyes. Davies.

    He adds the running springs and standing lakes,
    And bounding banks for winding rivers makes. Dryden.

    Nile hears him knocking at his sevenfold gates,
    And seeks his hidden spring, and fears his nephews fates. Dry.

    He bathed himself in cold spring water in the midst of Winter. John Locke.

    The water that falls down from the clouds, sinking into beds of rock or clay, breaks out in springs, commonly at the bottom of hilly ground. John Locke.

    To that great spring, which doth great kingdoms move,
    The sacred spring, whence right and honour streams;
    Distilling virtue, shedding peace and love
    In every place, as Cynthia sheds her beams. Davies.

    I move, I see, I speak, discourse, and know,
    Though now I am, I was not always so:
    Then that from which I was, must be before,
    Whom, as my spring of being, I adore. Dryden.

    Rolling down through so many barbarous ages, from the spring of Virgil , it bears along with it the filth of the Goths and Vandals. Dryden.

    He has a secret spring of spiritual joy, and the continual feast of a good conscience within, that forbids him to be miserable. Richard Bentley.

    About the spring of the day Samuel called Saul to the top of the house. 1 Sa. ix. 26.

    The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are often mean and little. Jonathan Swift.

  3. To Springverb

    Thus I reclaim’d my buzzard love to fly
    At what, and when, and how, and where I chose:
    Now negligent of sport I lie;
    And now, as other fawkners use,
    I spring a mistress, swear, write, sigh, and dye,
    And the game kill’d, or lost, go talk or lie. John Donne.

    That sprung the game you were to set,
    Before you had time to draw the net. Hudibras.

    A large cock-pheasant he sprung in one of the neighbouring woods. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Here I use a great deal of diligence before I can spring any thing; whereas in town, whilst I am following one character, I am crossed by another, that they puzzle the chace. Addison.

    See how the well-taught pointer leads the way!
    The scent grows warm; he stops, he springs the prey. John Gay.

    The nurse, surpriz’d with fright,
    Starts and leaves her bed, and springs a light. Dryden.

    Thus man by his own strength to heav’n would soar,
    And would not be oblig’d to God for more:
    Vain, wretched creature, how art thou misled,
    To think thy wit these godlike notions bred!
    These truths are not the product of thy mind,
    But dropt from heaven, and of a nobler kind:
    Reveal’d religion first inform’d thy sight,
    And reason saw not, ’till faith sprung the light. Dryden.

    He that has such a burning zeal, and springs such mighty discoveries, must needs be an admirable patriot. Collier.

    People discharge themselves of burdensome reflections, as of the cargo of a ship that has sprung a leak. Roger L'Estrange.

    No more accuse thy pen; but charge the crime
    On native sloth, and negligence of time:
    Beware the publick laughter of the town,
    Thou spring’st a leak already in thy crown. Dryden.

    Whether she sprung a leak, I cannot find,
    Or whether she was overset with wind,
    But down at once with all her crew she went. Dryden.

    Our miners discovered several of the enemies mines, who have sprung divers others which did little execution. Tatler.

    I sprung a mine, whereby the whole nest was overthrown. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    The friends to the cause sprang a new project, and it was advertised that the crisis could not appear ’till the ladies had shewn their zeal against the pretender. Jonathan Swift.

    Unbeseeming skill
    To spring the fence, to rein the prancing steed. James Thomson.

  4. To Springverb

    Preterite sprung or sprang, anciently sprong.

    Etymology: springan , Sax. springen, Dutch.

    All blest secrets,
    All you unpublish’d virtues of the earth,
    Spring with my tears; be aidant and remediate
    In the good man’s distress. William Shakespeare.

    To his musick, plants and flowers
    Ever sprung, as sun and showers
    There had made a lasting spring. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    To satisfy the desolate ground, and cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth. Job xxxviii. 27.

    Other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and encreased. Mark iv. 8.

    Tell me, in what happy fields
    The thistle springs, to which the lily yields? Alexander Pope.

    That the nipples should be made with such perforations as to admit passage to the milk, when drawn, otherwise to retain it; and the teeth of the young not sprung, are effects of providence. John Ray.

    Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves; and in the second year that which springeth of the same. 2 Kings.

    Much more good of sin shall spring. John Milton.

    Had’st thou sway’d as kings should do,
    Giving no ground unto the house of York,
    They never then had sprung like summer flies. William Shakespeare.

    Ev’n thought meets thought, ere from the lips it part,
    And each warm wish springs mutual from the heart. Alexander Pope.

    When the day began to spring, they let her go. Judges.

    To them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up. Matth. iv. 16.

    Swift fly the years, and rise th’ expected morn;
    Oh spring to light: auspicious babe be born. Alexander Pope.

    How youngly he began to serve his country,
    How long continued; and what stock he springs of;
    The noble house of Marcius. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Our Lord sprang out of Judea. Heb. vii. 14.

    All these
    Shall, like the brethren sprung of dragon’s teeth,
    Ruin each other, and he fall amongst ’em. Ben Jonson.

    Heroes of old, by rapine, and by spoil,
    In search of fame did all the world embroil;
    Thus to their gods, each then ally’d his name,
    This sprang from Jove, and that from Titan came. George Granville.

    They found new hope to spring
    Out of despair. John Milton.

    Some have been deceived into an opinion, that the inheritance of rule over men, and property in things, sprang from the same original, and were to descend by the same rules. John Locke.

    Do not blast my springing hopes
    Which thy kind hand has planted in my soul. Nicholas Rowe.

    What makes all this but Jupiter the king,
    At whose command we perish and we spring:
    Then ’tis our best, since thus ordain’d to die,
    To make a virtue of necessity. John Dryden, Knight’s Tale.

    Some strange commotion
    Is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts;
    Stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground,
    Then lays his finger on his temple; strait
    Springs out into fast gait, then stops again. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.

    I sprang not more in joy at first hearing he was a man child, than now in first seeing he had proved himself a man. William Shakespeare.

    He called for a light, and sprang in and fell before Paul. Acts.

    When heav’n was nam’d, they loos’d their hold again;
    Then sprung she forth, they follow’d her amain. Dryden.

    Afraid to sleep;
    Her blood all fever’d, with a furious leap
    She sprung from bed. Dryden.

    Nor lies she long; but as her fates ordain,
    Springs up to life, and fresh to second pain,
    Is sav’d to-day, to-morrow to be slain. Dryden.

    See, aw’d by heaven, the blooming Hebrew flies
    Her artful tongue, and more persuasive eyes;
    And springing from her disappointed arms,
    Prefers a dungeon to forbidden charms. Richard Blackmore.

    The mountain stag, that springs
    From height to height, and bounds along the plains,
    Nor has a master to restrain his course;
    That mountain stag would Vanoe rather be,
    Than be a slave. Ambrose Philips, Briton.

    A link of horsehair, that will easily slip, fasten to the end of the stick that springs. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    My doors are hateful to my eyes,
    Fill’d and damm’d up with gaping creditors,
    Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring. Thomas Otway.

    A covey of partridges springing in our front, put our infantry in disorder. Addison.

    Israel’s servants digged in the valley, and found a well of springing water. Gen. xxvi. 19.

    Let the wide world his praises sing,
    Where Tagus and Euphrates spring;
    And from the Danube’s frosty banks to those
    Where from an unknown head great Nilus flows. Wentworth Dillon.

    Fly, fly, prophane fogs! far hence fly away,
    Taint not the pure streams of the springing day
    With your dull influence: ’tis for you
    To sit and scoule upon night’s heavy brow. Richard Crashaw.

    Then shook the sacred shrine, and sudden light
    Sprung thro’ the vaulted roof, and made the temple bright:
    The pow’r, behold! the pow’r in glory shone,
    By her bent bow and her keen arrows known. Dryden.

    The friendly gods a springing gale enlarg’d,
    The fleet swift tilting o’er the surges flew,
    Till Grecian cliffs appeared. Alexander Pope.


  1. Șpring

    Șpring (Hungarian: Spring; German: Gespreng) is a commune located in Alba County, Transylvania, Romania. It is composed of six villages: Carpen, Carpenii de Sus, Cunța, Drașov, Șpring, and Vingard.


  1. spring

    A spring is a device or object characterized by its ability to return to its original shape or position after being compressed, stretched, or deformed. It typically consists of spiraled or coiled wire. In a broader context, spring can also refer to one of the four seasons, generally occurring between winter and summer, characterized by warming temperatures and budding plant life. It could also refer to a natural source of water emerging from the ground, often forming a pool or flowing as a stream.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Springverb

    to leap; to bound; to jump

  2. Springverb

    to issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot

  3. Springverb

    to start or rise suddenly, as from a covert

  4. Springverb

    to fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power

  5. Springverb

    to bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning

  6. Springverb

    to shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; -often followed by up, forth, or out

  7. Springverb

    to issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle

  8. Springverb

    to grow; to prosper

  9. Springverb

    to cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant

  10. Springverb

    to produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly

  11. Springverb

    to cause to explode; as, to spring a mine

  12. Springverb

    to crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard

  13. Springverb

    to cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap

  14. Springverb

    to bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; -- often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar

  15. Springverb

    to pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence

  16. Springverb

    a leap; a bound; a jump

  17. Springverb

    a flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow

  18. Springverb

    elastic power or force

  19. Springverb

    an elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force

  20. Springverb

    any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain

  21. Springverb

    any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive

  22. Springverb

    that which springs, or is originated, from a source;

  23. Springverb

    a race; lineage

  24. Springverb

    a youth; a springal

  25. Springverb

    a shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland

  26. Springverb

    that which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune

  27. Springverb

    the season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator

  28. Springverb

    the time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage

  29. Springverb

    a crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely

  30. Springverb

    a line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored

  31. Etymology: [AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. & OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr. spe`rchesqai to hasten. Cf. Springe, Sprinkle.]


  1. Spring

    Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons, following winter and preceding summer. There are various technical definitions of spring, but local usage of the term varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. When it is spring in the northern hemisphere, it will be autumn in the southern hemisphere. At the spring equinox, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spring

    spring, v.i. to bound: to leap: to rush hastily: to move suddenly by elastic force: to start up suddenly: to break forth: to appear: to issue: to come into existence: (B.) to rise, as the sun.—v.t. to cause to spring up: to start: to produce quickly, cause to act suddenly: to leap over: to explode, as a mine: to open, as a leak: to crack, as a mast: to bend by force, strain: (archit.) to start from an abutment, &c.: to set together with bevel-joints:—pa.t. sprang, sprung; pa.p. sprung.—n. a leap: a flying back with elastic force: elastic power: an elastic body: any active power: that by which action is produced: cause or origin: a source: an outflow of water from the earth: (B.) the dawn: the time when plants begin to spring up and grow, the vernal season—March, April, May: a starting of a plank in a vessel: a crack in a mast.—ns. Spring′al, Spring′ald, an active springy young man, a youth; Spring′-back, an inner false joint on a bound book, springing upward from the true or outer back when the book is opened flat; Spring′-bal′ance, an instrument for determining the weight of a body by the elasticity of a spiral spring; Spring′-beam, a beam of considerable span, without central support, the tie-beam of a truss; in a steamer, a fore-and-aft beam for connecting the two paddle-beams: an elastic bar at the top of a tilt-hammer, jig-saw, &c.; Spring′-beau′ty, the Claytonia Virginica; Spring′-bed, a mattress formed of spiral springs set in a wooden frame; Spring′-bee′tle, an elater; Spring′-board, a board fastened on elastic supports, used to spring from in performing feats of agility; Spring′bok, a beautiful South African antelope, larger than a roebuck [Dut.]; Spring′-box, a box or barrel in which a spring is coiled: the frame of a sofa, &c., in which the springs are set; Spring′-carr′iage, a wheel-carriage mounted on springs; Spring′-cart, a light cart mounted upon springs; Spring′er, a kind of dog of the spaniel class, useful for springing game in copses: one who springs: the bottom stone of an arch; Spring′-gun, a gun having wires connected with its trigger, and so fixed and planted as to be discharged when trespassers stumble against the wire; Spring′-halt, a jerking lameness in which a horse suddenly twitches up his leg or legs; Spring′-hamm′er, a machine-hammer in which the blow is delivered or augmented by the force of a spring; Spring′-head, a fountain-head, source: a head or end-piece for a carriage-spring.—adj. Spring′-head′ed (Spens.), having heads springing afresh.—ns. Spring′-heeled Jack, one supposed capable of leaping a great height or distance in carrying out mischievous or frolicsome tricks; Spring′-hook, an angler's snap-hook or spear-hook: a latch or door-hook with a spring-catch for keeping it fast in the staple: in a locomotive, a hook fixing the driving-wheel spring to the frame; Spring′-house, a house for keeping meat in, or a dairy, built for coolness over a spring or brook; Spring′iness; Spring′ing, the act of springing, leaping, arising, or issuing: (B.) growth, increase: (archit.) the lowest part of an arch on both sides; Spring′-jack, a device for inserting a loop in a main electric line-circuit, a plug being forced between two spring contacts; Spring′-latch, a latch that snaps into the keeper whenever the door is shut; Spring′let, a little spring: a small stream; Spring′-lig′ament, the inferior calcaneoscaphoid ligament of the sole of the foot; Spring′-lock, a lock which fastens by a spring; Spring′-mat′tress=Spring-bed; Spring′-net, a net that closes with a spring; Spring′-pad′lock, a padlock that snaps itself shut; Spring′-pole, a pole whose elasticity serves as a spring; Spring′-sad′dle, a bent iron bar of form on the top of a railway carriage journal-box, surrounding the arch-bar and supporting the spring; Spring′-search′er, a steel-pronged tool to search for defects in the bore of a gun; Spring′-shack′le, a shackle closed by a spring: a shackle joining one spring of a vehicle with another or with a rigid piece; Spring′-stay (naut.), a smaller stay, placed above the stays as a duplicate if needed; Spring′-stud, a rod passed through the axis of a coil-spring to keep it in place; Spring′-tail, one of an order of primitive wingless insects (Collembola), so called popularly from a peculiar springing fork usually present on the abdomen; Spring′-tide, the periodical excess of the elevation and depression of the tide, after new and full moon, when both sun and moon act in the same direction; Spring′-tide, -time, the season of spring; Spring′-tool, any tool bearing a spring, as a glass-blower's tongs; Spring′-trap, a trap worked by a spring, a mouse-trap, &c.; Spring′-valve, a valve fitted with a spring: a safety-valve connected with a spring-balance; Spring′-wa′ter, water issuing from a spring; Spring′-wheat, wheat sown in the spring, rather than autumn or winter; Spring′-wort, a plant which draws down lightning—perh. the caperspurge.—adj. Spring′y, pertaining to, or like, a spring, elastic, nimble: abounding with springs.—Spring a leak, to commence leaking; Spring a mine, to cause it to explode—often used figuratively; Spring a rattle, to cause a rattle to sound; Spring at, to leap at; Spring forth, to come forward with a leap: to shoot up rapidly; Spring on, or upon, to attack with violence. [A.S. springan; Ger. springen.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    Formerly a very delightful season but now obsolete except in poetry and the Old Farmer's Almanac.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. spring

    A crack running obliquely through any part of a mast or yard, which renders it unsafe to carry the usual sail thereon, and the spar is then said to be sprung. Also, a hawser laid out to some fixed object to slue a vessel proceeding to sea. (See WARP.)--To spring. To split or break.--To spring a butt. To start the end of a plank on the outside of a ship's bottom. (See BUTT.)--To spring a leak, is when a vessel is suddenly discovered to leak.--To spring the luff, easing the helm down to receive a breeze; to bring a vessel's head closer to the wind in sailing. Thus a vessel coming up sharply to the wind under full way shoots, and may run much to windward of her course, until met by a contrary helm.--To spring a mine. To fire its charge.

Editors Contribution

  1. springverb

    1.) Starting to grow without the species number issues being planted around a circular prehistoric earthwork, typically consisting of a bank and ditch. "(Nature's Art Work)" 2.) Move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position by or as if by the action of a spring. 3.) Originate or arise from. 4.) Appear suddenly or unexpectedly from coordinates. 5.) To operate suddenly by means of a mechanicism.

    The action in spring is a positive up bringing for those who sow seeds like people of many kind.

    Etymology: Season

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on October 13, 2023  

  2. spring

    A season on planet earth.

    Spring is a known time of growth and birth of many animals x

    Submitted by MaryC on January 28, 2020  

  3. spring

    In the northern hemisphere it is the months of march, april and may.

    Spring is a time for new growth and the beauty of nature.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

  4. spring

    In the southern hemisphere it is the months of september, october and november.

    Spring is a time for new growth and the beauty of nature.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  

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  1. Spring

    in Collembola. = furcula: q.v.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spring is ranked #4053 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spring surname appeared 8,757 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Spring.

    90.2% or 7,900 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 289 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 241 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 155 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 101 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 71 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spring' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1878

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spring' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2652

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spring' in Nouns Frequency: #745

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Spring' in Verbs Frequency: #778

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spring in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Spring in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Spring in a Sentence

  1. Bob Casey:

    I don’t think we’ll know anywhere near the full story until [Mueller] issues his report, i don’t know if that report will be in the spring or the summer.

  2. Nicole Neily:

    While it's good that over half of the state affiliates have left NSBA, new organizations will spring up in its place, and the underlying problem will still remain: publicly-supported trade associations which claim to represent the views of their constituents are in fact ideologically-captured entities working at cross-purposes to what the majority of American people actually want, it's time to cut off the spigot to these institutions so our tax dollars aren't weaponize against us in the future ever again.

  3. Chris Woodward:

    Manager Chris Woodward still lives in Arizona, where Manager Chris Woodward was already talking about 105-degree temperatures last week when expressing Manager Chris Woodward preference for workouts in Texas. Being in Texas instead of Arizona would eliminate the close proximity to some other teams to play additional spring training games before the season. The Rangers would have to depend primarily on intrasquad games to get prepared for the season. This year is obviously different from any other year. Our guys know that, and Ive talked to them at length about that. So anything we do is going to not be normal.

  4. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Look well into thyself there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.

  5. Jonathan Insull:

    It might be a bit premature yet, but the reset of revolvers in the spring will likely be a catalyst, there will definitely be opportunities.

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    A mediocrity
    B fancy
    C aerial
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