HyperDic: spring

English > 11 senses of the word spring:
NOUNtimespring, springtimethe season of growth
artifactspringa metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
objectspring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural springa natural flow of ground water
locationspringa point at which water issues forth
attributespring, give, springinessthe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
actspring, leap, leaping, saltation, bound, bouncea light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
VERBmotionspring, jump, leap, boundmove forward by leaps and bounds
stativespring, form, take form, take shapedevelop into a distinctive / distinctive entity
motionspring, bounce, resile, take a hop, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
bodyspringdevelop suddenly
communicationspringproduce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
spring > pronunciation
Soundssperih'ng; sprih'ng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > spring: 11 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe season of growth.
Examples
  • "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"
  • "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
Synonymspringtime
Partsvernal equinox, March equinox, spring equinoxMarch 21
Broaderseason, time of yearOne of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
Spanishprimavera
Catalanprimavera
English > spring: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed.
Example"the spring was broken"
Narrowerbedspring(usually plural) one of the springs holding up the mattress of a bed
coil spring, volute springA spring in the shape of a coil
leaf springlong narrow spring consisting of several layers of metal springs bracketed together
mainspringThe most important spring in a mechanical device (especially a clock or watch)
spiral springA spring that is wound like a spiral
Broaderelastic deviceAny flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched
Spanishmuelle, resorte
Catalanmolla, ressort
Adjectivesspring-loadedcontaining a compressed spring that presses one part against another
English > spring: 11 senses > noun 3, object
MeaningA natural flow of ground water.
Synonymsfountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring
NarrowerFountain of YouthA fountain described in folk tales as able to make people young again
geyserA spring that discharges hot water and steam
hot spring, thermal springA natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Spanishbrollador, emanación, fuente, fuente natural, manantial, surtidor
Catalanbrollador, deu, emanació, font, font natural, manantial, sortidor
English > spring: 11 senses > noun 4, location
MeaningA point at which water issues forth.
Broaderbeginning, origin, root, rootage, sourceThe place where something begins, where it springs into being
Spanishmanantial
English > spring: 11 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
Synonymsgive, springiness
Broaderelasticity, snapThe tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
English > spring: 11 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.
Synonymsleap, leaping, saltation, bound, bounce
Narrowercaper, caprioleA playful leap or hop
pounceThe act of pouncing
Broaderjump, jumpingThe act of jumping
Spanishbrinco, salto
Catalanbot, salt
Verbsspringspring back
springmove forward by leaps and bounds
English > spring: 11 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove forward by leaps and bounds.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsjump, leap, bound
Caused byjump, leapCause to jump or leap
Narrowerbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
bounceleap suddenly
burstMove suddenly, energetically, or violently
caperJump about playfully
capriolePerform a capriole, of horses in dressage
curvetPerform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
galumphMove around heavily and clumsily
hop, skip, hop-skipJump lightly
hopmake a jump forward or upward
leapfrogJump across
pronkJump straight up
saltateleap or skip / skip, often in dancing
ski jumpjump on skis
vaultBound vigorously
vault, overleapJump across or leap over (an obstacle)
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishbotar, brincar, saltar
Catalanabalançar-se, botar, precipitar-se, saltar
Nounsspringa light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
English > spring: 11 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningDevelop into a distinctive / distinctive entity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsform, take form, take shape
NarrowerregenerateBe formed or shaped anew
BroaderbecomeCome into existence
Spanishconstituir, formarse, formar
Catalanconstituir, formar-se, formar
English > spring: 11 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningspring back; spring away from an impact.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsbounce, resile, take a hop, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet
Narrowercaromrebound after hitting
kick back, recoil, kickspring back, as from a forceful thrust
skip, bound offbound off one point after another
Broaderjump, leap, bound, springMove forward by leaps and bounds
Spanishrebotar
Catalanrebotar, rebotre
Nounsspringa light / light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
English > spring: 11 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningDevelop suddenly.
PatternSomething ----s something
Broadergrow, develop, produce, get, acquireCome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
English > spring: 11 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningproduce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly / unexpectedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Broaderunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Spanishespetar

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