hot spring
noun Date: 1669 a spring whose water issues at a temperature higher than that of its surroundings

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  • hot spring — n a place where hot water comes up naturally from the ground …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot spring — noun count usually plural a place where hot water comes up out of the ground and forms a pool people can relax in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hot spring — hot′ spring′ n. gel a thermal spring having water warmer than 98°F (37°C) • Etymology: 1660–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • hot spring — n. a spring with water that is hotter than the temperature of the human body …   English World dictionary

  • Hot spring — For places with similar name, see Hot Springs (disambiguation). Grand Prismatic Spring and Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater …   Wikipedia

  • hot spring — noun a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above • Syn: ↑thermal spring • Hypernyms: ↑spring, ↑fountain, ↑outflow, ↑outpouring, ↑natural spring * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot spring — a thermal spring having water warmer than 98°F (37°C): the water is usually heated by emanation from or passage near hot or molten rock. Cf. warm spring. [1660 70] * * * or thermal spring Spring that issues water at temperatures substantially… …   Universalium

  • hot spring — UK / US noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms hot spring : singular hot spring plural hot springs a place where hot water comes up out of the ground and forms a pool that people can relax in …   English dictionary

  • Hot Spring — Sp Hòt Springas Ap Hot Spring L JAV apyg. (Arkanzasas) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • hot spring — /hɒt ˈsprɪŋ/ (say hot spring) noun a naturally heated spring, often containing mineral substances in solution …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hot spring — Hot Springs  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents lieux partageant un même toponyme. Hot Springs signifie Sources chaudes. États Unis : Le Parc national de Hot Springs est un parc national situé dans l Arkansas. Hot Springs… …   Wikipédia en Français

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