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spring

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of spring

  1. 1 an act of leaping into the air the deer gave a sudden spring and disappeared into the woods Synonyms of spring bound, hop, leap, jump, vaultWords Related to spring bounce, lope, skip; caper, capriole, gambado, gambol; attack, pounce; dive, pitch, plunge

  2. 2 a point or place at which something is invented or provided the springs of this time-honored tradition run too deep to allow for easy explanation Synonyms of spring cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, source, well, wellspringWords Related to spring beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one


spring

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of spring

  1. 1 to come into existence when it comes to love and romance, hope springs eternally Synonyms of spring actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, form, materialize, originate, set in, begin, startWords Related to spring be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms of spring conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms of spring cease, end, stop

  2. 2 to propel oneself upward or forward into the air the cat sprang and pounced on the mouse Synonyms of spring bound, hop, leap, jump, vaultWords Related to spring bounce, hurdle, leapfrog, lope, skip; buck; caper, capriole, cavort, frolic, gambol, romp; attack, pounce; shoot, skyrocket

  3. 3 to set free (as from slavery or confinement) had to spend a night in jail until their lawyer could come to spring them Synonyms of spring discharge, disenthrall (also disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, free, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterWords Related to spring bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackleNear Antonyms of spring handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugateAntonyms of spring bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain

Synonym Discussion of spring

spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging.
    • an idea that springs to mind
arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent.
    • new questions have arisen
    • slowly rose to prominence
originate implies a definite source or starting point.
    • the fire originated in the basement
derive implies a prior existence in another form.
    • the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast
flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception.
    • words flowed easily from her pen
issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet.
    • blood issued from the cut
emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source.
    • reports emanating from the capital
proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause.
    • advice that proceeds from the best of intentions
stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development.
    • industries stemming from space research


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