from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by resilience; elastic.
- adj. Abounding in freshwater springs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That returns rapidly to its original form (as a spring does) after being bent, compressed, stretched, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic
- adj. Abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Having elasticity like that of a spring; elastic; light: as, springy steel; a springy step.
- n. Abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy: as, springy land.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of movements) light and confidently active
- adj. elastic; rebounds readily
Having just spent a gorgeous weekend in springy, sunny Vankie, I was thrilled to visit Craig's List to discover my dream roomie:
The meatballs are kind of springy, as Jason noted.
At some point, I might switch us to something more emphatically "springy," but I have yet to see the flowers emerging with any real force here in Philadelphia...
I love visiting your page because it's so "springy" and happy.
The spheroid interior was heavily and uniformly padded with some kind of springy orange plastic.
He twisted and turned it experimentally, encountered a kind of springy resistance, and pressed harder.
The fruit should be so dry that when a handful of slices is pressed together firmly into a ball the slices will be "springy" enough to separate at once upon being released from the hand.
They are neither elegant nor graceful, but easy, "springy" vehicles, which, having neither sides nor top covers, give unimpeded views, and are excellent for sight seeing, though not precisely the thing for rainy weather.
He broke several branches from the tree, laying them so as to form a kind of springy, leafy mound close to the brink.
Mr. Linden had never seemed more absolutely at leisure to attend to other people's affairs, and had rarely, it may be said, attended to them more thoroughly, than during that 'springy' half mile.
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