upspring

verb
up·spring | \ˌəp-ˈspriŋ \
upsprang\ˌəp-ˈspraŋ \ or upsprung\ˌəp-ˈsprəŋ \; upsprung; upspringing\ˌəp-ˈspriŋ-iŋ \

Definition of upspring 

intransitive verb

1 : to spring up

2 : to come into being

First Known Use of upspring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about upspring

Statistics for upspring

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for upspring

The first known use of upspring was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on upspring

See words that rhyme with upspring

Comments on upspring

What made you want to look up upspring? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to teach someone the beliefs of a group

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!