hot spring


Definition of hot spring

: a spring whose water issues at a temperature higher than that of its surroundings

Examples of hot spring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Afterward, plop down on the balcony for explosive pink sunsets, or slip into the soapstone bath filled with 104°F hot spring water (from $160 a night, Adam H. Graham, WSJ, "Where Can I Travel for Spring Break? Consider the Sun Belt," 19 Mar. 2021 Lit with warm tones, with foliage that suggests the courtyard of an old-fashioned hot spring resort in the Japanese countryside, the space exudes a sense of nostalgia for the past, despite being conceived to meet our urgent present. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "SingleThread is doing the nearly impossible in the Bay Area: transportive fine dining that's still of-the-moment," 18 Mar. 2021 This biggest hot spring in the USA (approximately 360 feet in diameter) and third largest in the world is fed by a crack in the earth from which sizzling water rises more than 120 feet to the surface. Laura Manske, Forbes, "Feast Your Eyes On 17 Of The World’s Most Spectacularly Colorful Places," 25 Feb. 2021 For 58 years, Esalen appealed as a remote destination for hands-on healing and close personal contact in the form of group workshops, communal dining, shared hot spring pools and massage. Gregory Thomas,, "At Esalen, famous Big Sur retreat center, hands-on healing goes digital during coronavirus," 31 Oct. 2020 Wading in the natural hot spring pools felt almost inexcusable during a pandemic, even in an area with few COVID cases. Simon Peter Groebner, Star Tribune, "Road trip to Colorado, where scenery is abundant, but COVID was not," 16 Oct. 2020 Scientists relocated the diminutive Hall's water frog, named for the American researcher and collector Frank Gregory Hall who discovered the species in 1935, in a tiny hot spring oasis near Ollagüe in Chile's Atacama desert. Reuters, CNN, "'Ghost' frog not seen for 80 years rediscovered in desert hot spring," 24 Sep. 2020 In a nod to Disney, the film did show her indulging in the creature comfort of a hot spring bath. Martin Tsai, Washington Post, "The live-action ‘Mulan’ is not the first retelling of the legend. Or the second. Or the sixth.," 4 Sep. 2020 Pictured above, Mack Woodruff swimming in a hot spring at Ethiopia’s Aledeghi Wildlife Reserve. National Geographic, "These hidden figures helped save America's parks," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of hot spring

1572, in the meaning defined above

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30 Mar 2021

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“Hot spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot spring

: a place where hot water flows out of the ground

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