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 bound, hop, leap, jump, vaultRelated Words 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 cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, source, well, wellspringRelated Words 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



Synonyms and Antonyms of spring

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

  2. 2 to propel oneself upward or forward into the air the cat sprang and pounced on the mouse Synonyms bound, hop, leap, jump, vaultRelated Words 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 discharge, disenthrall (also disenthral), emancipate, enfranchise, enlarge, liberate, loose, loosen, manumit, release, free, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetterRelated Words bail (out), deliver, parole, ransom, redeem, rescue, save; adrift, disembarrass, disencumber, disengage, disentangle, extricate; unshackleNear Antonyms handcuff, manacle, shackle, trammel; commit, immure, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock (up); conquer, enslave, subdue, subjugateAntonyms bind, confine, enchain, fetter, restrain

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