springtime

noun
spring·​time | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm How to pronounce springtime (audio) \

Definition of springtime

1 : the season of spring
3 : an early or flourishing stage of development

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Examples of springtime in a Sentence

Springtime is her favorite time of year. a springtime of entrepreneurship in the old Soviet bloc after the fall of the Iron Curtain
Recent Examples on the Web King Noble the lion has called his subjects to court in springtime. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: One Famous Fox," 18 Dec. 2020 At the springtime peak, even as Northeast hospitals faced a deluge, 60,000 people were hospitalized nationwide. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "The Worst-Case Scenario Is Happening—Hospitals Are Overwhelmed," 4 Dec. 2020 But with new coronavirus cases surging beyond the springtime peak, Chicago is now hunkering down. Washington Post, "Coronavirus cases are skyrocketing again in cities," 26 Nov. 2020 Midwest farmers apply over 90% of nitrogen fertilizer before crops germinate in springtime and after harvesting. Chaoqun Lu, The Conversation, "A few heavy storms cause a big chunk of nitrogen pollution from Midwest farms," 2 Nov. 2020 SolarWinds has traced those intrusions back to the springtime. New York Times, "Russian Hackers Broke Into Federal Agencies, U.S. Officials Suspect," 13 Dec. 2020 Her two kids learned from home in the springtime and for the first few weeks in the fall. Emily Donaldson, Dallas News, "How a hands-on, student-led schooling model translated into the virtual learning environment," 26 Nov. 2020 Properties in the Expedia remote work deal include three warm-weather locations, ideal for anyone looking for some early springtime sun. Madison Flager, Condé Nast Traveler, "Expedia Is Offering Two-Week Remote Work Trips for $20.20," 10 Dec. 2020 That is near the record 2,241 average deaths set on April 24, when New York and New Jersey were bearing the brunt of a springtime surge. WSJ, "Coronavirus Live Updates: Newly Reported U.S. Cases Back Above 200,000," 9 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of springtime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Springtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springtime. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for springtime

springtime

noun
How to pronounce springtime (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

springtime

noun
spring·​time | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm How to pronounce springtime (audio) \

Kids Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

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