What does springy mean?

Definitions for springy
ˈsprɪŋ ispringy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springyadjective

    elastic; rebounds readily

    "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"

  2. springyadjective

    (of movements) light and confidently active

    "he walked away with a springy step"


  1. springyadjective

    That returns rapidly to its original form (as a spring does) after being bent, compressed, stretched, etc.

    The soft peat was springy under her feet.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Springyadjective

    Etymology: from springe.

    Had not the Maker wrought the springy frame,
    Such as it is to fan the vital flame,
    The blood, defrauded of its nitrous food,
    Had cool’d and languish’d in th’ arterial road;
    While the tir’d heart had strove, with fruitless pain,
    To push the lazy tide along the vein. Richard Blackmore, Creation.

    This vast contraction and expansion seems unintelligible, by feigning the particles of air to be springy and ramous, or rolled up like hoops, or by any other means than a repulsive power. Newton.

    Though the bundle of fibres which constitute the muscles may be small, the fibres may be strong and springy. Arbuthnot.

    If our air had not been a springy body, no animal could have exercised the very function of respiration; and yet the ends of respiration are not served by that springiness, but by some other unknown quality. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Where the sandy or gravelly lands are springy or wet, rather marl them for grass than corn. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. springy

    Springy generally refers to something that is able to return to its original shape, position or form after being compressed, bent, or stretched. It could also mean something that is elastic, resilient or bouncy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Springy

    resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic; as, springy steel; a springy step

  2. Springy

    abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy; as, springy land

  3. Etymology: [From Spring.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of springy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of springy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of springy in a Sentence

  1. Tiger Woods:

    I struggled with my speed all day, it's weird. The greens are slow. They're springy and firm. That's not a combination you would expect. I struggled making the adjustments today.

  2. John Rogers:

    We are also using these ideas to form helical, springy metal interconnect coils and antennas for soft electronic devices designed to integrate with the human body.

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