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


spring +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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