Pronunciation: sprĭng
v. i.1.
[imp. Sprang (sprăng) or Sprung (sprŭng); p. p. Sprung; p. pr. & vb. n. Springing.]
1.To leap; to bound; to jump.
2.To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.
3.To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.
Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.
- Otway.
4.To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.
5.To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.
6.To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; - often followed by up, forth, or out.
Till well nigh the day began to spring.
- Chaucer.
O, spring to light; auspicious Babe, be born.
- Pope.
7.To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.
8.To grow; to thrive; to prosper.
To spring at
to leap toward; to attempt to reach by a leap.
To spring forth
to leap out; to rush out.
To spring in
to rush in; to enter with a leap or in haste.
To spring on
to leap on; to rush on with haste or violence; to assault.
v. t.1.To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.
2.To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; as, to spring a surprise on someone; to spring a joke.
3.To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.
4.To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.
5.To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.
6.To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; - often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.
7.To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.
8.To release (a person) from confinement, especially from a prison.
To spring a butt
(Naut.) to loosen the end of a plank in a ship's bottom.
To spring a leak
(Naut.) to begin to leak.
To spring an arch
(Arch.) to build an arch; - a common term among masons; as, to spring an arch over a lintel.
To spring a rattle
to cause a rattle to sound. See Watchman's rattle, under Watchman.
To spring the luff
(Naut.) to ease the helm, and sail nearer to the wind than before; - said of a vessel.
To spring a mast
(Naut.) to strain it so that it is unserviceable.
- Mar. Dict.
n.1.A leap; a bound; a jump.
The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke.
- Dryden.
2.A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by its elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.
3.Elastic power or force.
Heavens! what a spring was in his arm!
- Dryden.
4.An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.
5.Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; an issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.
6.Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.
7.That which springs, or is originated, from a source;
8.That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.
9.The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.
10.The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage; as, the spring of life.
11.(Naut.) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.
Air spring
etc. See under Air, Boiling, etc.
Spring back
(Bookbinding) a back with a curved piece of thin sheet iron or of stiff pasteboard fastened to the inside, the effect of which is to make the leaves of a book thus bound (as a ledger or other account or blank book) spring up and lie flat.
Spring balance
a contrivance for measuring weight or force by the elasticity of a spiral spring of steel.
Spring beam
a beam that supports the side of a paddle box. See Paddle beam, under Paddle, n.
Spring beauty
a - (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Claytonia, delicate herbs with somewhat fleshy leaves and pretty blossoms, appearing in springtime
b - (Zool.) A small, elegant American butterfly (Erora læta) which appears in spring. The hind wings of the male are brown, bordered with deep blue; those of the female are mostly blue.
Spring bed
a mattress, under bed, or bed bottom, in which springs, as of metal, are employed to give the required elasticity.
Spring beetle
(Zool.) a snapping beetle; an elater.
Spring box
the box or barrel in a watch, or other piece of mechanism, in which the spring is contained.
Spring fly
(Zool.) a caddice fly; - so called because it appears in the spring.
Spring grass
(Bot.) vernal grass. See under Vernal.
Spring gun
a firearm discharged by a spring, when this is trodden upon or is otherwise moved.
Spring hook
(Locomotive Engines) one of the hooks which fix the driving-wheel spring to the frame.
Spring latch
a latch that fastens with a spring.
Spring lock
a lock that fastens with a spring.
Spring mattress
a spring bed.
Spring of an arch
(Arch.) See Springing line of an arch, under Springing.
Spring of pork
the lower part of a fore quarter, which is divided from the neck, and has the leg and foot without the shoulder.
Spring pin
(Locomotive Engines) an iron rod fitted between the springs and the axle boxes, to sustain and regulate the pressure on the axles.
- Nares.
Spring rye
a kind of rye sown in the spring; - in distinction from winter rye, sown in autumn.
Spring stay
(Naut.) a preventer stay, to assist the regular one.
Spring tide
the tide which happens at, or soon after, the new and the full moon, and which rises higher than common tides.
- R. H. Dana, Jr.
Spring wagon
a wagon in which springs are interposed between the body and the axles to form elastic supports.
Spring wheat
any kind of wheat sown in the spring; - in distinction from winter wheat, which is sown in autumn.
Noun1.spring - the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
Synonyms: springtime
2.Springspring - a natural flow of ground water
3.spring - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
4.Springspring - a light springing movement upwards or forwards
5.spring - the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Synonyms: give, springiness
6.spring - a point at which water issues forth
Verb1.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?"
Synonyms: bound, jump, leap
2.spring - develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
3.spring - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
4.spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"
5.spring - develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
6.spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

SPRING. A fountain.
     2. The owner of the soil has the exclusive right to use a spring arising on his grounds. When another has an easement, or right to draw water from such a spring, acquired by grant or prescription, if the spring fails the easement ceases, but if it returns, the right revives.
     3. The waters which flow from the spring give rise to a variety of difficulties, the principal of which are, 1st. The owner of the inheritance in which the spring arises turns their course. The owner of the inferior estate, whose, meadow they fertilized, and who is deprived of them, claiming the right to them. 2d. The owner of the spring does not prevent the water from flowing on the inferior estate, but gives them a new direction injurious to it. 3d. The owner of the superior inheritance disposes of the water in such a way as to deprive the owner of the estate below him. The rights of these different owners will be separately considered.
     4.-1. The owner of land on which there is a natural spring, has a right to use it for domestic and culinary purposes and for watering his cattle, and he may make an aqueduct to another part of his land, and use all the water required to keep the aqueduct in order, or to keep the water pure. 15 Conn. 366. He may also use it for irrigation, provided the volume be not materially decreased. Ang. W. C. 34. Vide Irrigation; and 1 Root, 535; 2 Watts. 327; 2 Hill, S. C. 634; Coxe, 460; 2 Dev. & Bat. 50; 9 Conn. 291; 3 Pick. 269; 13 Mass. 420; 8 Mass. 136; 8 Greenl. 253.
     5.-2. The owner of the spring cannot lawfully turn the current or give it a new direction. He is bound to let it enter the inferior estate on the same level it has been accustomed to, and at the same place; for every man is entitled to a stream of water flowing through his land, without diminution or alteration. 6 East, 206; 2 Conn. 584. Vide 3 Rawle, 84 12 Wend. 330; 10 Conn. 213; 14 Vern. 239.
     6.-3. The owner of the superior inheritance, or of the land on which there is a spring, has no right to deprive the owner of the estate below him; 1 Yeates, 574; 5 Pick. 175; 3 Har. & John. 231; 12 Vern. 178; 13 Conn. 303; 3 Scam. 492; nor can be detain the water unreasonably. 17 John. 306; 2 B. C. 910. Vide Ham. N. P. 199; 1 Dall. 211; 3 Rawle's R. 256; Jus Aquaeductus; Pool; Stagnum; Back Water; Irrigation, Mill; Rain Water; Water Course.

SPRING - String PRocessING language
To dream of the season of spring, signifies new beginnings and creative endeavours. It is also a symbol for virility and fruitfulness. To see a water spring, symbolizes your emotional energy and expressiveness. You have the tendency to make your feelings and opinions known. You may also have the ability to draw on your inner resources.Eastertide, Highland fling, Lastex, Maytime, accrue from, adaptability, adolescence, aestival, air mattress, airiness, ambition, anabasis, and jump, appear, arctic, arise, arrive, ascension, ascent, aspiration, autumn, autumnal, backfire, backlash, backlashing, balance spring, baleen, basis, baths, battledore, be born, be contingent on, be due to, bedding, bedspring, bend, bevy, blast, blitz, blow to pieces, blow up, bolster, bolt, bomb, bombard, bonanza, boomerang, boreal, bounce, bounce back, bounciness, bound back, broach, broad jump, brumal, buck, buckjump, buckle, bud from, budtime, buoyance, buoyancy, burst forth, calling, canicular, cannon, cannon off, canter, capriole, carom, casino, cause, charm, chewing gum, chink, clamber, clear, cleave, climb, climbing, cloud, club, clubhouse, come, come from, come into being, come into existence, come out, come out of, come up, commence, consideration, contort, contrecoup, cornucopia, covey, crack, crevasse, crook, crumple, curvet, cushion, cut, cut open, dart, demivolt, depend on, derive from, descend from, discharge, dispart, distort, divaricate, divide, elastic, elasticity, elastomer, elevation, emanate, emanate from, emancipate, emerge, emerge from, ensue from, equinoctial, escalade, evolve, excitant, extensibility, fissure, flexibility, flight, flock, flow, flow from, fly, fly back, fly open, flying jump, follow from, font, fount, fountain, fountainhead, fox-trot, gaggle, galliard, gallop, gambling house, gathering place, gelandesprung, germinate from, get, git, give, gnarl, goal, gold mine, grand jete, greenness, ground, grow, grow from, grow out of, guiding light, guiding star, gum, gum elastic, gush, gyring up, hairspring, handball, handspring, hang on, hangout, hatch, haunt, have repercussions, head, headspring, headstream, headwater, health resort, hibernal, hiemal, high jump, hightail, hinge on, hippety-hop, hive, hop, hop along, hotfoot, hurdle, ideal, impetus, incise, incitement, increase, innerspring mattress, inspiration, intention, issue from, jet, jete, jig, jump over, jump shot, jump turn, jump-hop, jump-off, jumping jack, juvenility, kick, kick back, kickback, knot, lash back, lavolta, lay open, leap, leap over, leapfrog, levitation, liberate, litter, liveliness, lode, lodestar, long jump, loom, loose, lop, lope, mainspring, make tracks, manumit, mat, matter, mattress, meeting place, midsummer, midwinter, mine, morris, motive, mount, mounting, murmuration, negotiate, ope, open, open up, origin, originate, originate in, out of season, overjump, overleap, overskip, pad, pallet, part, pay for, pillow, pop, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, primavera, prime, principle, proceed, proceed from, puberty, pubescence, purlieu, quarry, racket, rallying point, reason, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, release, rent, repercuss, repercussion, repulse, resile, resilience, resiliency, resort, resource, responsiveness, ricochet, rift, rip, rise, rising, rive, riverhead, rocketing up, root, rubber, rubber ball, rubber band, rug, run, running broad jump, running high jump, sake, saltation, saut de basque, score, screw, seasonal, seedtime, separate, shock absorber, shoot up, shooting up, skein, ski jump, skip, skitter, sleeping bag, slit, snap, snap back, soaring, solstitial, source, source of supply, spa, spandex, split, spout, spread, spread out, sprightliness, spring back, spring from, spring open, springboard, springhead, springiness, springlike, springs, springtide, springtime, sprint, sprout, sprout from, spurt, stamping ground, staple, start aside, start up, startle, steeplechase, stem, stem from, step, step along, step lively, stimulant, stimulus, stretch, stretch fabric, stretchability, stretchiness, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, surge, swarm, swing open, takeoff, taking off, tap, tear, tear open, throw open, tone, tonicity, tonus, tour jete, trampoline, trip, trot, turn, turn awry, turn on, twist, ulterior motive, unbind, unchain, underbed, underbedding, unshackle, upclimb, upcoming, updive, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, upping, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upspring, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, vault, vein, vernal, vocation, warp, watch, watering place, well, wellhead, wellspring, whalebone, whence, winter, winterlike, wintery, wintry, wrench, wrest, wring, writhe, yield, youthfulness, youthhood, zooming
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Sprengel pump
sprig tail
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Spring back
spring balance
Spring beam
spring beauty
Spring bed
Spring beetle
Spring box
spring break
spring cankerworm
spring chicken
spring cleavers
spring cress
spring equinox
Spring fly
spring frog
Spring grass
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