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spring

noun

1 spring

The season of growth:
— The emerging buds were a sure sign of spring.
— He will hold office until the spring of next year.

synonym: springtime.

Roget 159: strength; power etc. 157; energy etc. 171; vigor, force; main force, physical force, brute force; spring, elasticity, ... show more

Roget 125: morning, morn, forenoon, a.   m., prime, dawn, daybreak; dayspring, foreday, sunup; peep of day, break of day; aurora; first blush of the morning, ... show more

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Dutch: lente, lentetijd, voorjaar
Polish: wiosna



2 spring

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

Polish: sprężyna

3 spring

A natural flow of ground water.

synonyms: fountain, natural spring, outflow, outpouring.

Roget 153: cause, origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile [Lat.]; vera causa [Lat.]; author etc. (producer) 164; mainspring; ... show more

Roget 636: stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry; spring; fount, fountain; well, wellspring; milch cow.    stock in trade, supply; ... show more

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Dutch: bron, fontein, wel

4 spring

A point at which water issues forth.

5 spring

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

synonyms: give, springiness.

Roget 325: elasticity, springiness, spring, resilience, renitency, buoyancy.    rubber, India rubber, Indian rubber, latex, caoutchouc, whalebone, gum elastic, baleen, ... show more

Dutch: veerkracht
Polish: sprężystość, prężność

6 spring

A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards.

synonyms: bounce, bound, leap, leaping, saltation.

Roget 309: leap, jump, hop, spring, bound, vault, saltation.    ance, caper; curvet, caracole; gambade, gambado; capriole, ... show more

Roget 277: recoil; reaction, retroaction; revulsion; bounce, rebound, ricochet; repercussion, recalcitration; kick, contrecoup [Fr.]; springing back etc. v.; ... show more

verb

1 spring

Move forward by leaps and bounds.

synonyms: bound, jump, leap.

Roget 309: leap; jump up, jump over the moon; hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper; ... show more

Roget 293: depart; go away; take one's departure, set out; set off, march off, put off, start off, be off, move off, get off, whip off, pack off, go off, ... show more

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

Dutch: opschrikken, opspringen, springen, voordringen

2 spring

Develop into a distinctive entity.

synonyms: form, take form, take shape.

Dutch: vorm krijgen

3 spring

Spring back; spring away from an impact.

synonyms: bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, ricochet, take a hop.

Dutch: veren, zwiepen

4 spring

Develop suddenly.

5 spring

Produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.


adjective

Roget 325: elastic, flexible, tensile, spring, resilient, renitent, buoyant; ductile, stretchable, extendable.   

Moby thesaurus: Eastertide, Highland fling, Lastex, Maytime, accrue from, adaptability, adolescence, aestival, air mattress, airiness, ambition, anabasis, and jump, appear, arctic, arise, arrive, ascension, ascent, aspiration ... show more.

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