Related formsspring·ing·ly, adverbun·spring·ing, adjective
Definition for springing (2 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
Definition for springing (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), springed, spring·ing.
verb (used without object), springed, spring·ing.
Origin of springe
Examples from the Web for springing
I am not referring to the protests against Israel that are now springing up in France and many other countries.Has Friendship With Israel Become a Casualty of War?|Malcolm MacDougall|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before Jezebel had launched to police false photos, image comparisons were springing up across the media.
The players are capable of springing a few surprises and maybe beating one of the bigger teams.
Congregations for atheists are springing up all over the planet.
Urgent-care clinics are springing up in retail stores across the country.Retail Clinics Are More Common Than Ever, But That Doesn’t Mean You Should Use Them|Russell Saunders|April 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From the springing of the grass till September, butter is made in great profusion.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West|J. M. Peck
It cuts with its end without any springing, and will on this account stand a very keen angle of cutting edge.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
He saw Iftikhar Eddauleh, cimeter in hand, springing through the doorway.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
At reveille Frank was, as a rule, very prompt about springing out of bed and hurrying into his clothes and through his toilet.Frank Merriwell's Chums|Burt L. Standish
A crowd, springing up like ants on a disturbed hill, swarmed round her, but she knew nothing of them.Scarlet and Hyssop|E. F. Benson
British Dictionary definitions for springing (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for springing (2 of 3)
Word Origin for springe
British Dictionary definitions for springing (3 of 3)
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