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Definitions of spring:

  • noun:   a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
    Example: "The spring was broken"
  • noun:   a point at which water issues forth
  • noun:   a natural flow of ground water
  • noun:   the season of growth
    Example: "The emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"
  • noun:   the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
  • noun:   a light springing movement upwards or forwards
  • verb:   produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
  • verb:   develop suddenly
  • verb:   develop into a distinctive entity
  • verb:   spring back; spring away from an impact
  • verb:   move forward by leaps and bounds
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 50000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #2206)
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3871)


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