• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Springing Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant. "Thou blessest the springing thereof."
    • Springing The act or process of one who, or that which, springs.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Have to Remain There Until Spring Opened 183 Have to Remain There Until Spring Opened 183
The Midnight Constellations of Spring, B.C. 2700 The Midnight Constellations of Spring, B.C. 2700
Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700 Position of Spring Equinox, B.C. 2700
Position of Spring Equinox, A.D. 1900 Position of Spring Equinox, A.D. 1900
"They were brought in a large spring cart." "They were brought in a large spring cart."
The Spring-Cleaning (Indemnity) Bill The Spring-Cleaning (Indemnity) Bill

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Armadillos breed in July, but get pregnant in November after delaying implantation. This allows the young to be born during the spring when there is an abundance of food
    • n springing The act or process of leaping, arising, issuing, or proceeding; also, growth; increase.
    • n springing In architecture, the point, from which an arch springs or rises; also, a springer.
    • springing Liable to arise; contingent: as, springing uses. See use.
    • n springing The act or process of furnishing with springs; also, springs (as of a vehicle) collectively. See spring, n., 9.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides
    • Springing the act of springing, leaping, arising, or issuing: :
    • Springing (B.) growth, increase
    • Springing (archit.) the lowest part of an arch on both sides
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  • Sodo
    “In my hut this spring, there is nothing -- there is everything!”
  • George Eliot
    “Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!”
  • Melody Beattie
    Melody Beattie
    “From labor health, from health contentment springs.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “A heresy can spring only from a system that is in full vigor.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.”


Full of the joys of spring - If you are full of the joys of spring, you are very happy and full of energy.
No spring chicken - If someone is no spring chicken, they are not young.
Spring chicken - Someone who's a spring chicken is very young, often inexperienced.
Spring to mind - If something springs to mind, it appears suddenly and unexpectedly in your thoughts.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. springan; Ger. springen.


In literature:

We thought the place worth a name, and called it Undine Springs.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Spring had come when we pitched our tents on a meadow in the shade of thick dark-green palms.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
Southern exposures are warm and hasten bud development and opening in spring.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
The water was stored in the soil during the fall, winter, and spring months when there was plenty of rain.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The Japanese walnuts were, however, badly damaged by the late spring frost which froze off the catkins and new shoots.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It is a lovely morning in Spring as we approach their dwelling.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
And when spring comes again, each lot of seed should be sown by itself.
"Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses" by M. G. Kains
For spring use, they may be taken directly from the ground.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
But he would have given the spring and all springs to come for Kathleen Somers, and the bitter kernel of it was that he knew it.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
In the spring of 1860 we had an early spring.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various

In poetry:

When, as if it fled from harm,
Sank the holy thing,
And his eager following arm
Plunged into a spring.
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
In the spring I asked the daisies
If his words were true,
And the clever, clear-eyed daisies
Always knew.
"Wild Asters" by Sara Teasdale
The Day-spring from above,
The Truth that maketh free:
Give us great hearts to love
A great land worthily!
"A Simple Song For America" by Karle Wilson Baker
I heard the spring light whisper
Above the dancing stream,
"The world is made forever
In likeness of a dream.
"Earth Voices" by Bliss William Carman
ONCE when all the Spring was wild,
All the leaves dew-pearled,
Once I met Happiness,
Singing down the world.
"Once I Met Happiness" by Margaret Widdemer
They change--but thou, Lisena,
Art cold while I complain:
Why to thy lover only
Should spring return in vain?
"The Serenade" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Cory Morse MLive.com Cedar Springs city flags were taken down at Cedar Springs City Hall Friday, August 10, 2012.
I am under no misconception that an early spring here means a longer spring here.
SANDY SPRINGS — Sandy Springs businesses may soon have a friendlier relationship with City Hall.
The T-shirt appeared last spring during the annual Dripping Springs Cook Off.
Indiana's French Lick Resort Casino is a $500 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the French Lick Springs Hotel, the new French Lick Casino and the West Baden Springs Hotel.
And Mrs Rodendo and MaryAnn Jimenez of Big Spring, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter Christina Jimenez of Big Spring.
"August at the Hot Spring Store is Hot, Hot, Hot," said Lisa Reeder of Hot Spring Spas of Peachtree City.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Go see "1776" at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
Steamboat Springs — A new noon whistle will begin daily blasts across Steamboat Springs later in the fall, resuming a longtime city tradition that's been silent for about two years.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. A Spring-like weather pattern brought unusual warmth and moisture into the Southern Plains.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Colorado Springs Police have ruled Saturday's shooting death the 19th homicide this year in the city.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Prosecutors won't be filing criminal charges against a teen accused of falsely saying she had found a baby in a trash bin in Colorado Springs.
Boston-based Goody Clancy, along with the city of Sandy Springs, hosted a transportation community meeting regarding Sandy Springs' city center downtown development at City Hall Oct 30.
Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado Springs, CO 80909.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. A Colorado Springs family is dealing with the heartache of losing their beloved dog.

In science:

Eq. (4.1), where the spring constant kb (Rb ) = k0/Rb is a constant per unit length of the rest bond length.
Nonaffine Correlations in Random Elastic Media
This correlation function shows the same logarithmic growth at large |x| as it does in the random spring constant lattices from the last section.
Nonaffine Correlations in Random Elastic Media
Alexander, Physics Reports-Review Section of Physics Letters 296, 65 (1998). Though the focus of this paper is on elastic networks composed of springs with a preferred length, our formalism applies more generally.
Nonaffine Correlations in Random Elastic Media
Mutafchiev, L. (1984) On some stochastic problems of discrete mathematics, in: Proceedings of XIII Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 57–80.
A new random mapping model
In addition, a transient ∼ 0.6 mag rebrightening lasting from the autumn 2002 to the spring 2003 was indicated in the LC (see Sect. 3.6 in more detail).
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase