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 Better yet, book into the de facto capital of hot springs in Idaho? Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 14 Feb. 2024 Here, ramen is the go-to skier’s lunch, hot tubs are replaced by the traditional outdoor hot springs known as onsen, and karaoke bars trump nightclubs. Gabriella Le Breton, Robb Report, 27 Jan. 2024 Along the route, hikers get plenty of chances to stop at shrines, soak in onsen (hot springs), and take in the sites of waterfalls and terraced rice fields. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 11 Jan. 2024 Foot found floating in Yellowstone hot spring belonged to 70-year-old L.A. man Nov. 17, 2022 Brosnan is scheduled for a mandatory court date at a U.S. District Court in Wyoming on Jan. 23. Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times, 28 Dec. 2023 At the resort’s center is a swimming area containing five pools, all filtering water from the natural hot springs. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 27 Dec. 2023 Hot Springs Location: 163 miles from Charlotte What to do: The area’s hot springs were first used by Native Americans thousands of years ago. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Iceland is home to the nearly 200-mile Golden Circle, where visitors can see waterfalls, geysers, volcanic craters, hot springs, and Thingvellir National Park. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 21 Jan. 2024 For your weekend Going out SoCal’s forgotten hot springs oasis is finally reopening — with 50 geothermal pools. Los Angeles Times, 20 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot spring was in 1572

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“Hot spring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

hot spring

: a spring whose water flows out at a temperature higher than the average temperature of the place where the spring is located

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