adjective see spring II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • springlike — adjective Having unseasonable weather resembling that typically experienced in spring. It was a warm, clear, springlike day, given it was still the middle of December …   Wiktionary

  • springlike — spring ► VERB (past sprang or chiefly N. Amer. sprung; past part. sprung) 1) move suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards. 2) move suddenly by or as if by the action of a spring. 3) operate by or as if means of a spring mechanism: spring a trap.… …   English terms dictionary

  • springlike — Synonyms and related words: aestival, arctic, autumn, autumnal, beryl green, berylline, blue green, bluish green, boreal, brumal, canicular, chartreuse, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine, citrinous, emerald, equinoctial, foliaged,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • springlike — adj. resembling the season of spring …   English contemporary dictionary

  • springlike — adjective resembling a spring or the action of a spring • Similar to: ↑elastic * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : having the quality, characteristics, or effect of spring : vernal 2. : resembling a spring or the action of a spring * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring — springlike, adj. /spring/, v., sprang or, often, sprung; sprung; springing; n., adj. v.i. 1. to rise, leap, move, or act suddenly and swiftly, as by a sudden dart or thrust forward or outward, or being suddenly released from a coiled or… …   Universalium

  • vernal — vernally, adv. /verr nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to spring: vernal sunshine. 2. appearing or occurring in spring: vernal migratory movements. 3. appropriate to or suggesting spring; springlike: vernal greenery. 4. belonging to or characteristic …   Universalium

  • clamp — An instrument for compression or holding a structure. Cf.:forceps. [M.E., fr. Middle Dutch klampe] Cope c. a c. used in excision of colon and rectum. Crafoord c. a c. used in heart, lung, and …   Medical dictionary

  • spring|like — «SPRIHNG LYK», adjective. of or characteristic of the spring; vernal: »a drowsy springlike sultriness, mild springlike days …   Useful english dictionary

  • spring — I. verb (sprang or sprung; sprung; springing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English springan; akin to Old High German springan to jump and perhaps to Greek sperchesthai to hasten Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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