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

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Winter can do some nasty work to any yard, so when springtime comes, your grass needs some extra TLC. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon's Greenworks Sale Arrives Just in Time for Spring," 10 Apr. 2019 Any time is a good time to visit Serena & Lily's Westport Design Shop, but according to Allyson, springtime is the most fun time of year to make the trip. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "There's an Incredible Story Behind Serena & Lily's Flagship Store," 9 Apr. 2019 The Workout During the springtime, Ms. Limbach works on strength with a mix of pull ups and push ups and climbing. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "An Elite Ice Climber’s Year-Round Workout," 23 Feb. 2019 During their visit, some children gave Meghan and Harry a lesson in making maple taffy, a traditional Canadian springtime delicacy. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Steps Out in a Sequined Erdem Coat During a Commonwealth Day Engagement," 11 Mar. 2019 In following the work of the honeybee from one springtime to the next, children will pick up not only a bit of information but also a sense of wonder and even admiration. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Tales of Bravery and Brilliance," 8 Nov. 2018 For instance, the desert regions of Southern California are often lacking in moisture even in the springtime, and the Hat Creek Rim in Northern California is notorious for its lack of water throughout the year. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "9 Things to Know Before You Hike the Pacific Crest Trail," 5 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of springtime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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springtime

noun

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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