What is spring?

  • (noun): A point at which water issues forth.
    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 who came to ... fountains, which were fed by the sacred spring, still survive ... The Castalian Spring itself predates classical Delphi ...
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 Buddhists to soothe their ancestors' souls ...
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 ...
Silent Spring - Impact
... Gary Kroll commented, "Rachel Carson's Silent Spring played a large role in articulating ecology as a 'subversive subject'— as a perspective that cuts ... In 2012, according to Charles Dewberry of Gutenberg College, Silent Spring is "Highly controversial, but may be the most important book in the formation of the environmental ... well-known environmentalist, said "Silent Spring had a profound impact.. ...

More definitions of "spring":

  • (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
  • (verb): Develop suddenly.
    Example: "The tire sprang a leak"
  • (verb): Move forward by leaps and bounds.
    Synonyms: jump, leap, bound
  • (noun): A metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed.
    Example: "The spring was broken"
  • (verb): Produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
    Example: "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
  • (verb): Produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.
    Example: "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"
  • (noun): The elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length.
    Synonyms: give, springiness

Famous quotes containing the word spring:

    I care not by what measure you end the war. If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America, whatever may be your object, depend upon it, as true as effect follows cause, that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers, and poison the fair fruits of freedom. Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
    Ernestine L. Rose (1810–1892)

    For winter’s rains and ruins are over,
    And all the seasons of snows and sins;
    The days dividing lover and lover,
    The light that loses, the night that wins;
    And time remembered is grief forgotten,
    And frosts are slain and flowers begotten,
    And in green underwood and cover
    Blossom by blossom the spring begins.
    —A.C. (Algernon Charles)

    I don’t see any mango buds,
    Mother-in-Law,
    and the wind
    with that Malabar smell
    isn’t blowing,
    but my longing alone says
    that spring has come.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)