Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun spring

6 senses of spring

Sense 1
spring, springtime -- (the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year")
       => season, time of year -- (one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions; "the regular sequence of the seasons")

Sense 2
spring -- (a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken")
       => elastic device -- (any flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched)

Sense 3
spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring -- (a natural flow of ground water)
       => geological formation, formation -- ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Sense 4
spring -- (a point at which water issues forth)
       => beginning, origin, root, rootage, source -- (the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root")

Sense 5
give, spring, springiness -- (the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length)
       => elasticity, snap -- (the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed; "the waistband had lost its snap")

Sense 6
leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce -- (a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards)
       => jump, jumping -- (the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground; "he advanced in a series of jumps"; "the jumping was unexpected")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb spring

5 senses of spring

Sense 1
jump, leap, bound, spring -- (move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 2
form, take form, take shape, spring -- (develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape")
       => become -- (come into existence; "What becomes has duration")

Sense 3
bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet -- (spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide")
       => jump, leap, bound, spring -- (move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?")

Sense 4
spring -- (develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak")
       => grow, develop, produce, get, acquire -- (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts")

Sense 5
spring -- (produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving")
       => unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out -- (make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case")

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