Words nearby sprang
Definition for sprang (2 of 3)
Origin of sprang2
Definition for sprang (3 of 3)
verb (used without object), sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; spring·ing.
verb (used with object), sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; spring·ing.
- a popular movement calling for liberal reforms and opposing authoritarian restrictions on freedom and information access (usually used in combination): the brief Seoul Spring of 1979–80; the Academic Spring’s goal of free access to published research.See also Prague Spring, Arab Spring.
- a period of liberalization or democratization.
- warp(def 16).
- a line from the quarter of a vessel to an anchor on the bottom, used to hold the vessel at its mooring, broadside to the current.
- the point at which an arch or dome rises from its support.
- the rise or the angle of the rise of an arch.
Origin of spring
OTHER WORDS FROM spring
Examples from the Web for sprang
Based on the way they sprang into action on Friday, his family had more than an inkling of what might be ahead.SB Shooting Prompts Question: Should Parents of Mentally Ill Adults Be Able To Commit Them?|Eleanor Clift|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Boris sprang through the doorway and I followed; but we were too late.
Before I could move she flattened her belly to the ground, crouched, trembled, and sprang into his face.
Louis sprang to his feet and I arose also, and flung the paper marked with the Yellow Sign to the ground.
Then suddenly I comprehended, and sprang through the hallway to the marble room.
Johnny sprang through the door and disappeared into the dark interior of the house.The Arrow of Fire|Roy J. Snell
Langford sprang to his friends aid, using his fists with plentiful freedom in his haste to get to him.Langford of the Three Bars|Kate Boyles
The carriage was stopped; Jane sprang out, and ran back to photograph three little girls in a cottage garden.Mrs. Thompson|William Babington Maxwell
Sam uttered an uncontrollable howl and sprang upon Penrod, catching him round the waist.Penrod and Sam|Booth Tarkington
Roland sprang into it, a pistol in one hand, his sword in the other.The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
British Dictionary definitions for sprang (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for sprang (2 of 2)
verb springs, springing, sprang, sprung or sprung
- the quality of resilience; elasticity
- (as modifier)spring steel
- a natural outflow of ground water, as forming the source of a stream
- (as modifier)spring water
- a device, such as a coil or strip of steel, that stores potential energy when it is compressed, stretched, or bent and releases it when the restraining force is removed
- (as modifier)a spring mattress
- (sometimes capital) the season of the year between winter and summer, astronomically from the March equinox to the June solstice in the N hemisphere and from the September equinox to the December solstice in the S hemisphere
- (as modifier)spring showers Related adjective: vernal