spring n


  1. Season of renewal that comes once a year after winter; season characterized by warm days, flowers, and birds singing; the interval from March to June in New England.
  2. Water source; [fig.] rebirth; resurrection; new life; season of renewal.
  3. Youth; time of energy, growth, vigor.
  4. Paradise; the garden of Eden; a desired state of being.
  5. Creek; fountain; small river.

spring [sprang, sprung] v


  1. Rebound; bounce back; move up again after intense downward pressure; thrust upward, like a sword; [fig.] arise; resurrect.
  2. Proceed; find origins; rush forth.
  3. Come suddenly; come quickly; appear suddenly.
  4. Fly; take off in flight; lift off.