Upspring Up"spring`, n. 1. An upstart. [Obs.] ``The swaggering upspring.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A spring or leap into the air. [R.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Upspring — Up*spring , v. i. To spring up. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upspring — [up spriŋ′; ] for n. [, up′spriŋ΄] vi. upsprang or upsprung, upsprung, upspringing to spring up (in various senses) n. a spring upward …   English World dictionary

  • upspring — v. /up spring /, n. /up spring /, v., upsprang or upsprung, upsprung, upspringing, n. v.i. 1. to spring up. 2. to come into being or existence; arise: Prosperity began to upspring after the war. n. Archaic. 3. growth or development. 4. a coming… …   Universalium

  • upspring — 1. verb a) To spring up. b) To come into being. Syn: spring, spring up, sprout, arise, born, existence …   Wiktionary

  • upspring — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English ūpspring, from ūp up + spring 1. archaic : an act or instance of springing up; espe …   Useful english dictionary

  • upspring — intransitive verb (upsprang or upsprung; sprung; upspringing) Date: before 12th century 1. to spring up 2. to come into being …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • úpspring — m ( es/ as) rising up, origin, birth; what springs up …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • upspring — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To adopt a standing posture: arise, get up, rise, stand (up), uprise. Idiom: get to one s feet. See RISE. 2. To have as a source: arise, come, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate, proceed, rise, spring, stem.… …   English dictionary for students

  • upspring — up•spring [[t]ʌpˈsprɪŋ[/t]] v. i. sprang sprung, sprung, spring•ing 1) to spring up 2) to come into being or existence; arise …   From formal English to slang

  • upspring — /ʌpˈsprɪŋ/ (say up spring) verb (i) (upsprang or upsprung, upspringing) to spring up; come into being …   Australian English dictionary

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