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Definitions of spring:

part of speech: past participle


part of speech: verb

To produce quickly or unexpectedly; to start; to cause to explode, as a mine; to burst; to bound or leap; to proceed or issue, as from a source; to begin to grow; to germinate; to arise; to proceed, as from a cause; to move by elastic force.

part of speech: verb transitive

To start or rouse; to do or disclose suddenly; as, to spring a surprise; explode; as, to spring a mine; crack; strain, as a mast or beam; leap over.

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: noun

A leap; a bound; elastic power or force; the start, as of a plank; an elastic body, as a steel rod, a coil of wire, india- rubber, & c., used for various mechanical purposes; a source; a fountain of water; rise; beginning; the time when plants begin to vegetate and grow; one of the four seasons of the year; the lower part of an arch.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to spring up: to start: to produce quickly: to contrive on a sudden: to explode, as a mine: to open, as a leak: to crack, as a mast:- pa. t. sprung, sprang; pa. p. sprung.

part of speech: verb intransitive

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.

part of speech: past tense


part of speech: noun

A leap or bound; an elastic body that yields when pressed and returns to its original form when the pressure is removed; the elastic quality or force of a body; as, the spring of a bow; cause; origin; source; a fountain of water; the season of the year when plants begin to grow.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To rise, as from a source; issue or proceed; as, great results often spring from small causes; originate; appear; shoot up; as, the grass springs up; leap; bound; as, to spring over a fence; dart, as a rabbit; start or rise up suddenly; as, a breeze springs up; fly back; as, the bent bow springs back; warp, as a board.

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