[verb uhp-spring, noun uhp-spring]
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verb (used without object), up·sprang or up·sprung, up·sprung, up·spring·ing.
  1. to spring up.
  2. to come into being or existence; arise: Prosperity began to upspring after the war.
noun Archaic.
  1. growth or development.
  2. a coming into existence; origin.

Origin of upspring

before 1000; (v.) Middle English upspringen, Old English upspringan; (noun) Middle English; Old English upspringe. See up-, spring Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for upspring

arise, come, derive, develop, emanate, flow, head, issue, originate, proceed, rise, spring

British Dictionary definitions for upspring


verb (ʌpˈsprɪŋ) -springs, -springing, -sprang, -sprung or -sprung
  1. (intr) to spring up or come into existence
noun (ˈʌpˌsprɪŋ)
  1. a leap forwards or upwards
  2. the act of coming into existence
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