spring

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. leap, bound, dart, start; bounce, recoil, rebound; arise, rise; result or derive from; release; detonate; reveal, disclose; bend, twist; slang, release, bail. See liberation. —n. leap, bound; elasticity, recoil; well, fount, origin, source; coil. See cause.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A fountain]
Syn. flowing well, artesian well, sweet water; see fountain 2 , origin 2 .
2. [The season between winter and summer]
Syn. springtime, seedtime, vernal season, flowering, budding, sowing-time, vernal equinox, blackberry winter*; see also April , June , may , season .
3. [Origin]
Syn. source, cause, beginning, font, fountain; see also origin 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. leap jump, bound, vault, hop, bounce, resilience, elasticity, springiness, recoil.
2. coil shock absorber, spiral, helix, compression spring.
3. well upwelling, gush, fountain, waterhole, *drink, pool, spa, baths.
4. origin wellspring, source, fountain, fount, beginning, motive, impetus.
5. season March, April, May, *rebirth, *new beginning, blossoming time, mating season. ''A true reconstructionist.''—Henry Timrod.
II
v.
1. leap jump, bound, vault, hop, hurdle, lunge, skip.
2. spring back recoil, rebound.
3. rise *pop up, crop up, emerge, grow, emanate, stem, originate.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To move off the ground by a muscular effort of the legs and feet: hurdle, jump, leap, vault2. See MOVE, RISE. 2. To bound lightly: hop, skip, skitter, trip. See MOVE. 3. To move in a lively way: bounce, bound1, jump, leap. See MOVE. 4. To have as a source: arise, come, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate, proceed, rise, stem, upspring. See START. 5. To have hereditary derivation: derive, descend, issue. Idiom: trace one's descent. See KIN. 6. Slang. To set at liberty: discharge, emancipate, free, liberate, loose, manumit, release. Idiom: let loose. See FREE. II noun 1. The quality or state of being flexible: bounce, ductility, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness, plasticity, pliability, pliableness, pliancy, pliantness, resilience, resiliency, springiness, suppleness. Obsolete: flexure. See FLEXIBLE. 2. The act of jumping: jump, leap, vault2. See MOVE, RISE. 3. A light bounding movement: hop, skip. See MOVE. 4. A sudden lively movement: bounce, bound1, jump, leap. See MOVE. 5. A point of origination: beginning, derivation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, mother, origin, parent, provenance, provenience, root1, rootstock, source, well1. See START. 6. A basis for an action or a decision: cause, ground (often used in plural), motivation, motive, reason. See START. 7. The initial stage of a developmental process: beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, nascence, nascency, onset, opening, origin, outset, start. See START. 8. The season of the year during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive: seedtime, springtide, springtime. See TIME. 9. The time of life between childhood and maturity: adolescence, greenness, juvenescence, juvenility, puberty, salad days, youth, youthfulness. See YOUTH. III adjective Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the season of spring: vernal. See TIME.

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