spring Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "spring" - English Dictionary

See all translations

springnoun

uk   us   /sprɪŋ/

spring noun (SEASON)

A2 [C or U] the season of the year between winter and summer, lasting from March to June north of the equator, and from September to December south of the equator, when the weather becomes warmer, leaves and plants start to grow again and flowers appear: Many bulbs bloom in (the) spring. Janet's coming over for a couple of weeks next spring. It's been a very wet spring. a spring day/morning spring flowers/weather
More examples

spring noun (CURVED METAL)

[C] a piece of curved or bent metal that can be pressed into a smaller space but then returns to its usual shape: The children have jumped on the couch so much that they've ruined the springs. [U] something's ability to return to its usual shape after it has been pressed: Over the years the mattress has lost its spring.

spring noun (WATER)

C1 [C] (also springs) a place where water naturally flows out from the ground: bubbling/hot springs

springverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   us   /sprɪŋ/ (sprang or US also sprung, sprung)

spring verb [I usually + adv/prep] (MOVE QUICKLY)

C2 to move quickly and suddenly towards a particular place: I sprang out of bed to answer the door. The organization is ready to spring into action (= start taking action) the moment it receives its funding. He always springs to his feet when she walks in the room.figurative I noticed the way you sprang to his defence when Caroline started joking about his clothes. The lid of the box sprang shut.

spring verb [I usually + adv/prep] (APPEAR SUDDENLY)

C2 informal to appear suddenly: "Where did you spring from? - I didn't see you come in!"

springadjective

US (UK sprung)
(of furniture) using springs (= curved pieces of metal) to give support
(Definition of spring from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of spring?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “spring” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More