Synonyms of spring in English:



  • 1 Gina sprang to her feet the cat sprang off her lap
    leap, jump, bound, vault, hop
  • 2 the branch sprang back
    fly back, recoil; kick back
    rare resile
  • 3 some of these feelings spring from fears about death and ageing
  • 4 about fifty men sprang from nowhere and surrounded them
    appear suddenly, appear unexpectedly, materialize
    informal pop up
  • 5 I'm sorry to spring the news on you like this
    announce suddenly/unexpectedly, present suddenly/unexpectedly, introduce suddenly/unexpectedly, reveal suddenly/unexpectedly
  • 6 hotels are springing up all along the coast
    appear, develop quickly, shoot up, sprout up, come into being, come into existence; proliferate, mushroom
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • 1 we're getting married next spring
    springtime, Eastertide
    literary springtide, Maytime
  • 2 with a sudden spring he leapt on to the table
  • 3 the mattress has lost its spring
  • 4 there was a new spring in his step
  • 5 a mineral spring
    well head; source; spa, geyser, hot spring, thermal spring, sulphur spring
    literary well, wellspring, fount
  • 6 the springs of his own emotions
    origin, source, fountainhead, root, roots, basis
  • adjective

    Back to top  
  • two days of warm spring weather
  • Word links

    vernal relating to the season of spring

    Definition of spring in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    Word of the day anomalous
    Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
    deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected