springing
noun Date: 1590 1. spring 5 2. a point where an arch rises from its support

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  • Springing — Spring ing, n. 1. The act or process of one who, or that which, springs. [1913 Webster] 2. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant. [1913 Webster] Thou blessest the springing thereof. Ps. lxv. 10. [1913 Webster] {Springing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Springing — as a nautical term refers to global vertical resonant hull girder vibration due to oscillating wave loads along the hull of the ship.The hydrodynamic theory of springing is not yet fully understood due to the complex description of the surface… …   Wikipedia

  • Springing — Spring Spring (spr[i^]ng), v. i. [imp. {Sprang} (spr[a^]ng) or {Sprung} (spr[u^]ng); p. p. {Sprung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Springing}.] [AS. springan; akin to D. & G. springen, OS. & OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr. spe… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • springing — parallel springing …   Mechanics glossary

  • springing — A term for suspension. See air springing air suspension …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • springing — springingly, adv. /spring ing/, n. 1. the act or process of a person or thing that springs. 2. the mechanical springs or the type or arrangement of springs with which any of various devices are equipped, esp. a vehicle. 3. Archit. spring (def.… …   Universalium

  • springing — 1. noun /ˈsprɪŋɪŋ/ a) The action of the verb to spring. b) A set of springs in a vehicle, etc. 2. adjective /ˈsprɪŋɪŋ/ That springs or spring …   Wiktionary

  • Springing — Her. Describes animals of the chase, e.g. deer, when shown leaping. Cf. Salient …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • springing — sprɪŋ n. season between winter and summer; source of water; metal coil; origin; leap, bounce; flexibility, elasticity v. jump, leap; move quickly; suddenly appear; quickly come into being, sprout; work loose; twist, warp (of wood); activate;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • springing —    In architecture, the lowest block of stone of an arch, resting on the impost block …   Glossary of Art Terms

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