spring


spring (http://definr.com/spring)

     adj : occurring in or appropriate to the season of spring; "spring
           rains"; "springtime activities" [syn: spring(a), springtime(a)]
     n 1: the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of
          spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next
          year" [syn: springtime]
     2: a natural flow of ground water [syn: fountain, outflow,
        outpouring, natural spring]
     3: a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position
        when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"
     4: a light springing movement upwards or forwards [syn: leap,
         leaping, saltation, bound, bounce]
     5: the elasticity of something that can be stretched and
        returns to its original length [syn: give, springiness]
     6: a point at which water issues forth
     v 1: move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across
          the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can
          you jump over the fence?" [syn: jump, leap, bound]
     2: develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take
        shape" [syn: form, take form, take shape]
     3: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
        bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
        after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop,
         bound, rebound, recoil, ricochet]
     4: produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a
        new haircut on his wife"
     5: develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"
     6:  produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang
        these news on me just as I was leaving"