spring·​time | \ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm \

Definition of springtime 

1 : the season of spring

3 : an early or flourishing stage of development

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childhood, nonage, youth



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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

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Livestock operations and food processors in China typically switch their soybean purchasing from the U.S. to Brazil and Argentina in the North American springtime, as South American farmers harvest crops and their beans become cheaper. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "U.S. Farmers Are Already Suffering From Lost Chinese Orders for Corn, Soybeans and Pork," 4 May 2018 The character of Anne Shirley was supposedly born in the springtime, but the Sagittarian birthday of her creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery, shines through in everything the famous redhead ever does. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Your July pop culture horoscope revealed: Whitney Houston, Comic-Con, and Sharp Objects," 29 June 2018 In the springtime there are graduation parties and extra calls for catering here and there. Marilyn Hagerty, Bon Appetit, "Marilyn Hagerty, of Viral Olive Garden Restaurant Review Fame, Reviews the Broken Drum in North Dakota," 6 June 2018 Lavender is definitely Chopra’s shade and one can never go wrong with polka dots in the springtime. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "Royal wedding fashion: Meghan Markle sparkles in Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy | Elizabeth Wellington," 19 May 2018 That’s because larvae developing in the fall are put on hold as pupae when the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius), to emerge as adults for a mass killing spree in springtime. Washington Post, "Pine-killing southern beetle may be more deadly in North," 10 June 2018 And her mother's light blue dress was the picture of springtime. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Pregnant Pippa Middleton Was Glowing in a Silk Floral Dress at the Royal Wedding," 19 May 2018 And so goes the life of a horticulturist in springtime. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "If your yard is in the weeds, here are some tips to control them | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 17 May 2018 For new life to appear in springtime, there had to be a death or sacrifice in winter. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, "When Blossoms and Bullets Go Together: The Battles of Springtime," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of springtime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of springtime

: the season of spring


spring·​time | \ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm \

Kids Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

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