spring·​ing ˈspriŋ-iŋ How to pronounce springing (audio)
: a point where an arch rises from its support

Examples of springing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those savings will apparently stick around through next week, which could entice some mobile shoppers into springing for the new mint color. Chris Welch, The Verge, 19 Jan. 2024 Perhaps one of these things will happen; the Kremlin and the Ukrainian army both have a way of springing surprises. Anna Reid, Foreign Affairs, 11 May 2022 So on Tuesday, with almost no warning and no debate, the Senate unanimously passed legislation to do away with the biannual springing forward and falling back that most Americans have come to despise, in favor of making daylight saving time permanent. New York Times, 15 Mar. 2022 View full post on Instagram Paolo also shared a video of Nicole doing some intense springing on the treadmill in January 2023. Emily Shiffer, Women's Health, 7 Apr. 2023 From there, always with the idea of home dangling in front of him, Beau ventures, lost, into a forest where a traveling theater troupe puts on elaborate shows springing, seemingly, straight from our protagonist’s subconscious. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 19 Apr. 2023 The archaeology and mysticism never keep him from springing surprises, including plenty of humor. John Domini, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2023 Aside from all the fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, backpacking, boating, hot springing, and camping in the area, what makes this summer unique for Gardiner is that the park service has reestablished limited road access between the town and Mammoth Hot Springs, inside the park. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 20 July 2022 Get a springing power of attorney. Paco De Leon, refinery29.com, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of springing was circa 1530

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“Springing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springing. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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