spring
noun.
the season of growth
the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring|he will hold office until the spring of next year
Synonym: springtime
noun.
a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
the spring was broken
noun.
a natural flow of ground water
noun.
a point at which water issues forth
noun.
the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
Synonym: give, springiness
noun.
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
verb.
move forward by leaps and bounds
The horse bounded across the meadow|The child leapt across the puddle|Can you jump over the fence?
Synonym: leap, jump, bound
verb.
develop into a distinctive entity
our plans began to take shape
verb.
spring back; spring away from an impact
The rubber ball bounced|These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide
verb.
develop suddenly
The tire sprang a leak
verb.
produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving