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Synonyms for spring

Synonyms for spring

to move off the ground by a muscular effort of the legs and feet

to bound lightly

to move in a lively way

to have hereditary derivation

the act of jumping

a light bounding movement


a sudden lively movement

a basis for an action or a decision

the season of the year during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive

the time of life between childhood and maturity

of, occurring in, or characteristic of the season of spring


Synonyms for spring

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

a point at which water issues forth

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

Related Words

a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

develop into a distinctive entity

develop suddenly

produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly

References in classic literature ?
And the other children, when they saw that the Giant was not wicked any longer, came running back, and with them came the Spring. "It is your garden now, little children," said the Giant, and he took a great axe and knocked down the wall.
He did not hate the Winter now, for he knew that it was merely the Spring asleep, and that the flowers were resting.
But that spring, as he told Bagheera, his stomach was changed in him.
A light spring rain--elephant-rain they call it--drove across the Jungle in a belt half a mile wide, left the new leaves wet and nodding behind, and died out in a double rainbow and a light roll of thunder.
To-night I will cross the ranges; yes, I will make a spring running to the Marshes of the North, and back again.
For she had received no letter from Walter in two weeks, and the next item on the bill of fare was dandelions--dandelions with some kind of egg--but bother the egg!--dandelions, with whose golden blooms Walter had crowned her his queen of love and future bride--dandelions, the harbingers of spring, her sorrow's crown of sorrow--reminder of her happiest days.
But what a witch is Spring! Into the great cold city of stone and iron a message had to be sent.
Again the works of man shine as in the spring. Ay, every leaf and twig and stone and cobweb sparkles now at mid-afternoon as when covered with dew in a spring morning.
But, as I was looking over the surface, I saw here and there at a distance a faint glimmer, as if some skater insects which had escaped the frosts might be collected there, or, perchance, the surface, being so smooth, betrayed where a spring welled up from the bottom.
hie thee away To springs that lie clearest Beneath the moon-ray - To lone lake that smiles, In its dream of deep rest, At the many star-isles That enjewel its breast - Where wild flowers, creeping, Have mingled their shade, On its margin is sleeping Full many a maid - Some have left the cool glade, and
"But it's nicer in the spring," insisted the Story Girl.
All of us, in our hearts, though we never spoke of it to each other, thought Cecily was not as well as she ought to be that spring, and we hated to hear anything said which seemed in any way to touch or acknowledge the tiny, faint shadow which now and again showed itself dimly athwart our sunshine.
After supper I rode home through the sad, soft spring twilight.
In the course of the day he arrived at the plain of white clay, already mentioned, surrounded by the mineral springs, called Beer Springs, by the trappers.
Such is the quickness with which this animal springs upon his legs, that it is not easy to discover the muscular process by which it is effected.