from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
- n. A burst of speed or activity.
- intransitive v. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
- transitive v. To move over (a distance) rapidly or at top speed for a brief period: sprinted the last 100 yards to the finish line.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short race at top speed
- n. A burst of speed or activity
- n. In Agile software development, a period of development of a fixed time that is preceded and followed by meetings.
- v. To run, cycle, etc. at top speed for a short period
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To run very rapidly; to run at full speed.
- n. The act of sprinting; a run of a short distance at full speed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To run at full speed, as in a short-distance footrace.
- n. A run at full speed, as in a short-distance foot-race.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. run very fast, usually for a short distance
- n. a quick run
Possibly alteration of Middle English sprenten, to spring up, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal sprinta and Old Norse spretta, to jump.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)