Move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards
(Of a thought) occur to someone
Gina sprang to her feet
Mechanics a damping device that uses compressed air, as in pneumatic suspension systems.
Each of two springs in the hinged cover of a hunting watch, one that keeps it closed and one that causes the cover to fly open when the first spring is released by pressure on the cover.
The spring or source of life; frequently in extended use.
A spring of mineral oil (with or without admixture of water).
A spring attached to a rack in a mechanical device, especially the movement of a clock.
A series of anti-government uprisings in various countries in North Africa and the Middle East, beginning in Tunisia in December 2010
A city in west Texas, an oil industry center northeast of Midland; population 24,270 (est. 2008)
Each of a set of vertical springs housed in a frame in a mattress or upholstered chair base
A helical spring made from metal wire
A spring of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity
A spring made of a number of strips of metal curved slightly upwards and clamped together one above the other
A hawser laid out diagonally aft from a ship’s bow or forward from a ship’s stern and secured to a fixed point in order to prevent movement or assist maneuvering
A type of lock with a spring-loaded bolt which requires a key only to open it, as distinct from a deadlock
A Chinese snack consisting of a pancake filled with vegetables and sometimes meat, rolled into a cylinder and deep-fried
A tide just after a new or full moon, when there is the greatest difference between high and low water
A spring arising from rich dark soil; now chiefly in place names.
In electrical equipment: a spring with an earth connection.
A spring composed of a group of individual helical springs held together in a metal container, typically used on railway vehicles.
†(a) Music (in an organ) a spring attached to a pallet (obsolete).
A spring that checks or absorbs recoil, especially in a firearm.
A water supply rising from an artesian source through a surface mound of mud
A brief period of liberalization in Czechoslovakia, ending in August 1968, during which a programme of political, economic, and cultural reform was initiated
A residential and commercial suburb in central Maryland, just north of Washington, DC; population 76,540 (2000)
A spring-flowering succulent plant
A week’s holiday for school and college students at Easter
A thorough cleaning of a house or room, typically undertaken in spring
A feeling of restlessness and excitement felt at the beginning of spring
The leaves of young cabbage plants of a variety that does not develop a heart
Containing a compressed or stretched spring pressing one part against another
An onion taken from the ground before the bulb has formed, typically eaten raw in salad
Water from a spring, as opposed to river water or rainwater
A mainspring in a watch
The spring from which the pendulum of a clock is suspended.
A spring of water containing a high proportion of dissolved mineral salts
A balance that measures weight by the tension of a spring
A young person
The equinox in spring, on about 20 March in the northern hemisphere and 22 September in the southern hemisphere
Another name for Chinese New Year.
A mattress containing springs in a frame
The preseason period, especially in February and March, when baseball players prepare for the upcoming season
A spring of which the water contains sulphur or its compounds
A spring of naturally hot water
(Of a boat or container) develop a leak
Cause a trap for catching animals to close suddenly
A type of S-shaped metal spring used to support a bicycle saddle.
A village on the north shore of Long Island in New York, in the town of Huntington, noted as a center for biological research; population 4,975 (2000)
Suddenly develop or appear