Springy

  • 1 Springy — Spring y ( [y^]), a. [Compar. {Springier} ( [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Springiest}.] [From {Spring}.] 1. Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic; as, springy steel; a springy step. [1913 Webster] Though her little… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 springy — index resilient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 springy — “elastic,” 1650s, from SPRING (Cf. spring) (v.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Springiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 springy — *elastic, resilient, flexible, supple Analogous words: yielding, submitting (see YIELD): recoiling, rebounding (see REBOUND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 springy — [adj] elastic adaptable, bouncy, flexible, limber, malleable, pliable, pliant, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, stretchable, stretchy; concepts 490,606 …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 springy — ► ADJECTIVE (springier, springiest) 1) springing back quickly when squeezed or stretched. 2) (of movements) light and confident. DERIVATIVES springily adverb springiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 springy — [spriŋ′ē] adj. springier, springiest 1. having spring; elastic, resilient, etc. 2. having many springs of water springily adv. springiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 springy — UK [ˈsprɪŋɪ] / US adjective Word forms springy : adjective springy comparative springier superlative springiest 1) something that is springy quickly gets its original shape again after you stop pressing it or walking on it 2) if you walk with a… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 springy — spring|y [ˈsprıŋi] adj 1.) something that is springy is soft and comes back to its normal shape after being pressed or walked on ▪ The grass was soft and springy. 2.) springy step/walk a way of walking which is quick and full of energy… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 springy — adjective 1 something that is springy comes back to its former shape after being pressed or walked on: The turf felt springy underfoot. 2 springy step/walk a way of walking which is quick and full of energy springily adverb springiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 springy — adjective (springier; est) Date: 1660 1. having an elastic quality ; resilient < green springy wood > 2. having or showing a lively and energetic movement < walks with a springy step > Synonyms: see elastic • springily …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 springy — spring|y [ sprıŋi ] adjective 1. ) something that is springy quickly returns to its shape after you press it or walk on it 2. ) if you walk with a springy step, you walk quickly and with a lot of energy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 springy — [[t]sprɪ̱ŋi[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is springy, it returns quickly to its original shape after you press it. Steam for about 12 mins until the cake is risen and springy to touch in the centre …

    English dictionary

  • 14 springy — springily, adv. springiness, n. /spring ee/, adj., springier, springiest. 1. characterized by spring or elasticity; flexible; resilient: He walks with a springy step. 2. (of land) abounding in or having springs of water. [1585 95; SPRING + Y1]… …

    Universalium

  • 15 springy — adjective That returns rapidly to its original form (as a spring does) after being bent, compressed, stretched, etc. The soft peat was springy under her feet. Syn: bouncy, elastic …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 springy — adj. Springy is used with these nouns: ↑mattress, ↑turf …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 springy — adjective the earth was springy beneath her feet Syn: elastic, stretchy, stretchable, tensile; flexible, pliant, pliable, whippy; bouncy, resilient, spongy Ant: rigid, squashy …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 springy — [ˈsprɪŋi] adj something that is springy quickly returns to its shape after you press it or walk on it …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 springy — spring•y [[t]ˈsprɪŋ i[/t]] adj. spring•i•er, spring•i•est characterized by elasticity; resilient: a springy step[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 spring′i•ly, adv. spring′i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 springy — /ˈsprɪŋi/ (say springee) adjective (springier, springiest) 1. characterised by spring or elasticity; elastic; resilient: a springy step. 2. characterised by many springs (of water), as land. {spring + y1} –springily, adverb –springiness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary