from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of the points at which an arch begins to rise from its supports.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of spring.
- n. The action of the verb to spring.
- n. A set of springs in a vehicle, etc.
- n. A spring of an arch.
- adj. That springs or spring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs.
- n. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of leaping, arising, issuing, or proceeding; also, growth; increase.
- n. In architecture, the point, from which an arch springs or rises; also, a springer.
- Liable to arise; contingent: as, springing uses. See use.
- n. The act or process of furnishing with springs; also, springs (as of a vehicle) collectively. See spring, n., 9.
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She resembles a fresh fountain springing from the heart of life.
He left the chair, just as he sat in it, squarely, springing from the sitting posture like a wild animal, a tiger, and like a tiger covered the intervening space.
I believe the answer to this question is to be found springing from the society we are a part of:
The first five issues of this series are stories springing from the five different levels in the Xbox 360 and Playstation3 video game coming out in early 2007.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has called pensions "mere gratuities springing from the appreciation and graciousness of the state."
If you think of the psychologist Maslow's hierarchy of needs, it's almost like Michael figured out sexuality and has moved to the higher needs, the more difficult, more spiritual and symbolic needs, those small awakenings that are not so much lustful but springing from a deeper source.
When I teach the patent law material in my Introductory Intellectual Property class, we discuss the (very fundamental) principle that “naturally-occurring” things are not patentable subject matter — that patents only cover creations springing from the human mind.
Calling it “Symphony for Eleanor,” the nearly ten-minute work bears little resemblance to the original other than springing from the structure of the original melody and using the original lyrics.
A cautionary tale based upon the fantasies springing from the minds of permanently adolescent conservatives.
Bit by bit, an inch at a time, with here a wolf bellying forward, and there a wolf bellying forward, the circle would narrow until the brutes were almost within springing distance.