Synonyms of spring


1. spring, springtime, season, time of year

usage: the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"

2. spring, elastic device

usage: a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"

3. spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring, geological formation, formation

usage: a natural flow of ground water

4. spring, beginning, origin, root, rootage, source

usage: a point at which water issues forth

5. give, spring, springiness, elasticity, snap

usage: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

6. leap, leaping, spring, saltation, bound, bounce, jump, jumping

usage: a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards


1. jump, leap, bound, spring, move

usage: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

2. form, take form, take shape, spring, become

usage: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"

3. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet, jump, leap, bound, spring

usage: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

4. spring, grow, develop, produce, get, acquire

usage: develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"

5. spring, unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out

usage: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

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Definition and meaning of spring (Dictionary)