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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agile, nimble, quick, spryadjective

    moving quickly and lightly

    "sleek and agile as a gymnast"; "as nimble as a deer"; "nimble fingers"; "quick of foot"; "the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it"


  1. spryadjective

    Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active.

  2. Etymology: From British dialectal sprey, from sprækr, from sprēkiz, from (s)pereg-. Cognate with dialectal sprygg. More at spark. Related to sprack, sprig, sprug, freckle.


  1. spry

    Spry is an adjective that refers to someone, particularly an older person, who is active, energetic, and moves with agility or liveliness. It suggests a youthful and spirited demeanor despite old age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spry

    having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active

  2. Etymology: [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.]


  1. Spry

    Spry is a census-designated place in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,891 at the 2010 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spry

    sprī, adj. vigorous, lively, gay, pert. [Scand.; Sw. prov. sprygg, very active.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPRY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spry is ranked #8398 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spry surname appeared 3,940 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Spry.

    82.4% or 3,250 total occurrences were White.
    10.4% or 410 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 101 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 80 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.8% or 74 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 25 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spry in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of spry in a Sentence

  1. Woody Allen:

    I'm 80 and I can't believe it ! i'm so youthful, agile, nimble, spry, mentally alert that it's astonishing.

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