What is spring?

  • (noun): The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
    Synonyms: give, springiness
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on spring, springs:

Castalian Spring
... The Castalian Spring, in the ravine between the Phaedriades at Delphi, is where all visitors to Delphi — the contestants in the Pythian Games, and especially suppliants ... Two fountains, which were fed by the sacred spring, still survive ... The Castalian Spring itself predates classical Delphi ...
Silent Spring - Impact
... Kroll commented, "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring played a large role in articulating ecology as a 'subversive subject'— as a perspective that cuts against the grain of materialism ... the United States and well-known environmentalist, said "Silent Spring had a profound impact.. ...
Common Kigo in Japanese Haiku - Spring
... Spring (haru) the name of season is a kigo or season word ... Other combinations are spring begins (Haru tatsu), signs of spring (haru meku), sea in the spring (haru no umi), spring is gone (Yuku haru) ... Higan of spring (春彼岸, haru higan, literary beyond the border of this world), a week around the time of the Spring Equinox (shunbun) is a period set aside for ...
Spring - Places
... Springs, Gauteng, South Africa Springs, New York, a part of East Hampton, New York, U.S ... Springs, Pennsylvania, U.S ... Spring, Texas, U.S ...

More definitions of "spring":

  • (verb): Develop suddenly.
    Example: "The tire sprang a leak"
  • (noun): A point at which water issues forth.
  • (verb): Produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
    Example: "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"
  • (noun): The season of growth.
    Example: "The emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"
    Synonyms: springtime
  • (noun): A metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed.
    Example: "The spring was broken"
  • (verb): Move forward by leaps and bounds.
    Synonyms: jump, leap, bound
  • (verb): Produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
    Example: "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

Famous quotes containing the word spring:

    When the storm rattles my windowpane
    I’ll stay hunched at my desk, it will roar in vain
    For I’ll have plunged deep inside the thrill
    Of conjuring spring with the force of my will,
    Coaxing the sun from my heart, and building here
    Out of my fiery thoughts, a tepid atmosphere.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Do you mistake me?
    I am speaking of living,
    of moving from one moment into
    the next, and into the
    one after, breathing
    death in the spring air....
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Some spring the white man came, built him a house, and made a clearing here, letting in the sun, dried up a farm, piled up the old gray stones in fences, cut down the pines around his dwelling, planted orchard seeds brought from the old country, and persuaded the civil apple-tree to blossom next to the wild pine and the juniper, shedding its perfume in the wilderness. Their old stocks still remain.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)