Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Marked by resilience; elastic.
  • adjective Abounding in freshwater springs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Having elasticity like that of a spring; elastic; light: as, springy steel; a springy step.
  • noun Abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy: as, springy land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic
  • adjective Abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective That returns rapidly to its original form (as a spring does) after being bent, compressed, stretched, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of movements) light and confidently active
  • adjective elastic; rebounds readily

Etymologies

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spring +‎ -y

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