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We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
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Meaning of "spring" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SPRING

Old English springan; related to Old Norse springa, Old High German springan, Sanskrit sprhayati he desires, Old Slavonic pragu grasshopper.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SPRING

spring  [sprɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SPRING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Spring is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb spring in English.

WHAT DOES SPRING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Spring

Spring may refer to: ▪ Spring, a season of the year ▪ Spring, a natural source of water ▪ Spring, a mechanical device that stores energy ▪ Spring, a geometric surface in the shape of a helically coiled tube ▪ Springs, in oceanography, the spring tide ▪ Spring, often used to name periods of political liberalization...

Definition of spring in the English dictionary

The first definition of spring in the dictionary is to move or cause to move suddenly upwards or forwards in a single motion. Other definition of spring is to release or be released from a forced position by elastic force. Spring is also to leap or jump over.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SPRING

PRESENT

Present
I spring
you spring
he/she/it springs
we spring
you spring
they spring
Present continuous
I am springing
you are springing
he/she/it is springing
we are springing
you are springing
they are springing
Present perfect
I have sprung
you have sprung
he/she/it has sprung
we have sprung
you have sprung
they have sprung
Present perfect continuous
I have been springing
you have been springing
he/she/it has been springing
we have been springing
you have been springing
they have been springing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sprang
you sprang
he/she/it sprang
we sprang
you sprang
they sprang
Past continuous
I was springing
you were springing
he/she/it was springing
we were springing
you were springing
they were springing
Past perfect
I had sprung
you had sprung
he/she/it had sprung
we had sprung
you had sprung
they had sprung
Past perfect continuous
I had been springing
you had been springing
he/she/it had been springing
we had been springing
you had been springing
they had been springing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will spring
you will spring
he/she/it will spring
we will spring
you will spring
they will spring
Future continuous
I will be springing
you will be springing
he/she/it will be springing
we will be springing
you will be springing
they will be springing
Future perfect
I will have sprung
you will have sprung
he/she/it will have sprung
we will have sprung
you will have sprung
they will have sprung
Future perfect continuous
I will have been springing
you will have been springing
he/she/it will have been springing
we will have been springing
you will have been springing
they will have been springing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would spring
you would spring
he/she/it would spring
we would spring
you would spring
they would spring
Conditional continuous
I would be springing
you would be springing
he/she/it would be springing
we would be springing
you would be springing
they would be springing
Conditional perfect
I would have spring
you would have spring
he/she/it would have spring
we would have spring
you would have spring
they would have spring
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been springing
you would have been springing
he/she/it would have been springing
we would have been springing
you would have been springing
they would have been springing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you spring
we let´s spring
you spring
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to spring
Past participle
sprung
Present Participle
springing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SPRING


bedspring
ˈbedsprɪŋ
dayspring
ˈdeɪˌsprɪŋ
hairspring
ˈhɛəˌsprɪŋ
handspring
ˈhændˌsprɪŋ
headspring
ˈhɛdˌsprɪŋ
Houghton-le-Spring
ˈhaʊtənləˈsprɪŋ
mainspring
ˈmeɪnˌsprɪŋ
offspring
ˈɒfˌsprɪŋ
outspring
ˌaʊtˈsprɪŋ
respring
ˌriːˈsprɪŋ
upspring
ʌpˈsprɪŋ
watchspring
ˈwɒtʃˌsprɪŋ
wellspring
ˈwɛlˌsprɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SPRING

sprigtail
spring a leak
spring balance
spring beauty
spring binder
spring binding
spring chicken
spring equinox
Spring Festival
spring fever
spring greens
spring line
spring lock
spring mattress
spring onion
spring roll
spring scale
spring snow
spring snowflake
spring squill

WORDS THAT END LIKE SPRING

air spring
Arab Spring
box spring
catering
coil spring
considering
during
engineering
equinoctial spring
hiring
hot spring
leaf spring
manufacturing
mineral spring
monitoring
Pierian Spring
sulfur spring
sulphur spring
thermal spring
valve spring

Synonyms and antonyms of spring in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SPRING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «spring» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of spring

Translation of «spring» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SPRING

Find out the translation of spring to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of spring from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «spring» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

春天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

primavera
570 millions of speakers

English

spring
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वसंत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الرَّبِيع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

весна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

primavera
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বসন্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

printemps
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Musim bunga
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Feder
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Spring
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mùa xuân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வசந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वसंत ऋतु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bahar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

molla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprężyna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

весна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

primăvară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άνοιξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die lente
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fjäder
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

spole
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of spring

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SPRING»

The term «spring» is very widely used and occupies the 1.615 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SPRING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about spring

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10 QUOTES WITH «SPRING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word spring.
1
Kelley Armstrong
Everyone is the sum total of past experiences. A character doesn't just spring to life at age thirty.
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Bernard Barton
Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
3
Mario Batali
We would load up the yellow Cutlass Supreme station wagon and pick blackberries during blackberry season or spring onions during spring onion season. For us, food was part of the fabric of our day.
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Adrian Belew
We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!
5
Al Bernstein
Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.
6
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.
7
Jean de la Bruyere
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
8
Thomas Campion
From heav'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring.
9
Rick Danko
I saw Ronnie Hawkins play near my hometown, Port Dover, Ontario, and I saw him play there on New Year's Eve and the following spring I booked myself to be his opening act on maybe five shows, and he hired me after the first night.
10
Richard Dawkins
Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SPRING»

Discover the use of spring in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to spring and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Silent Spring
Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.
Rachel Carson, 2002
2
Professional Java Development with the Spring Framework
All this is illustrated with a complete sample application. When you finish the book, you will be well equipped to use Spring effectively in everything from simple Web applications to complex enterprise applications.
Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller, Alef Arendsen, 2005
3
Pro Spring
At over 800 pages, this is by far the most comprehensive book available and thoroughly explores the power of Spring.
Rob Harrop, Jan Machacek, 2005
4
Spring Web Services 2 Cookbook
As the books covers a variety of topics in Web-Service development, it will serve as a reference guide to those already familiar with Web-Services. Beginners can also use this book to gain real-world experience of Web-Service development.
Hamidreza Sattari, 2012
5
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
Named "One of the 100 best books ever published in Canada" (The Literary Review of Canada), Rites of Spring is a brilliant and captivating work of cultural history from the internationally acclaimed scholar and writer Modris Eksteins.
Modris Eksteins, 2012
6
The Torrents of Spring
A highly entertaining story, The Torrents of Spring offers a rare glimpse into Hemingway's early career as a storyteller and stylist.
Ernest Hemingway, 2002
7
After the Arab Spring: How Islamists Hijacked The Middle ...
The author of Inside Egypt presents a sobering warning about the future of an increasingly radical Middle East, challenging popular views about recent social revolutions while identifying powerful factors in the form of Wahhabi ideology, ...
John R. Bradley, 2012
8
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
A comprehensive and highly readable guide to Stravinsky's most revolutionary work.
Peter Hill, 2000
9
Just Spring
In this revised edition of Just Spring, you’ll get your hands deep into sample code, beginning with a problem that illustrates Spring’s core principle: dependency injection.
Madhusudhan Konda, 2011
10
Infants of The Spring
A satirical novel of the Harlem Renaissance.
Wallace Thurman, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SPRING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term spring is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Style Gucci Spring 2016 Menswear
The 10-cent word that defined today's Gucci show was détournement. It essentially means recontextualization. Is a granny's pussy-bow blouse still a pussy-bow ... «Style.com, Jun 15»
2
Style Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 Menswear
Domenico Dolce was 7 years old when he first visited the Chinese Palace in Palermo. He didn't get it at all. "Too stupid," he said after the Dolce & Gabbana ... «Style.com, Jun 15»
3
Southern California just had its first 'reverse' spring in nearly 100 years
Sun-loving Southlanders may be too quick to label any unseasonal gloom as "freak weather," but this spring, there's actual data to back the complaint. «89.3 KPCC, Jun 15»
4
Bill Cunningham | Colors of Spring
Fashion and nature reflect each other's beauty. In early April, the young woman installing the nasturtium vines at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston ... «New York Times, May 15»
5
Spring: the indie horror skewering genre cinema
In Spring, death is explored rather than exploited. It's a meditative film about love, grief, biology and mortality, more metaphysical poetry than slasher horror. «The Guardian, May 15»
6
Spring review – a monster movie with a heart and soul
Writer-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead here offer one of the year's foremost genre discoveries, although Spring's exact form is revealed only ... «The Guardian, May 15»
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Why spring (yawn) makes us (yawn) sleepy
However, recognizing the elements that are effecting the quality and quantity of your shut-eye can go a long way in turning that spring sleepiness into the steady ... «CNN, May 15»
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Deadly Gut Bacteria Infections Peak in Spring
People may be more likely to get infected with the sometimes deadly gut bacteria called "C. diff” during the spring, according to a new study. Researchers ... «Live Science, Apr 15»
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Spring 2015 Economic Forecast: Tailwinds support the recovery
According to the European Commission's Spring 2015 Economic Forecast, these short-term factors are boosting an otherwise mild cyclical upswing in the EU. «EU News, Apr 15»
10
Songbirds Emerge for Spring, But Is the Timing Off? (Essay)
Just before dawn, birds wreak havoc on the stillness, cackling and calling to the world that spring has arrived and that it is time to mate. It's 6:32 on Easter ... «Live Science, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Spring [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/spring>. Nov 2019 ».
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