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sprig

 (sprĭg)
n.
1.
a. A small shoot or twig of a plant.
b. An ornament in this shape.
2. A small brad without a head.
3. Archaic A young, immature person.
tr.v. sprigged, sprig·ging, sprigs
1. To decorate with a design of sprigs.
2. To remove a sprig or sprigs from (a bush or tree).
3. To fasten with a small headless brad.

[Middle English sprigge, alteration of spring, from Old English, source of water.]

sprig′ger n.

sprig

(sprɪɡ)
n
1. (Botany) a shoot, twig, or sprout of a tree, shrub, etc; spray
2. (Art Terms) an ornamental device resembling a spray of leaves or flowers
3. (Building) a small wire nail without a head
4. informal rare a youth
5. informal rare a person considered as the descendant of an established family, social class, etc
6. (Clothing & Fashion) NZ another name for stud17
vb (tr) , sprigs, sprigging or sprigged
7. (Tools) to fasten or secure with sprigs
8. (Art Terms) to ornament (fabric, wallpaper, etc) with a design of sprigs
9. (Botany) to make sprays from (twigs and branches)
[C15: probably of Germanic origin; compare Low German sprick, Swedish sprygg]
ˈsprigger n
ˈspriggy adj

sprig

(sprɪg)

n., v. sprigged, sprig•ging. n.
1. a small spray of a plant with its leaves, flowers, etc.
2. an ornament having the form of such a spray.
3. a shoot, twig, or small branch.
4. a scion; heir.
5. a youth.
6. a headless brad.
v.t.
7. to mark or decorate with a design of sprigs.
8. to fasten with brads.
9. to remove a sprig or sprigs from (a plant).
[1300–50; Middle English sprigge (n.); orig. uncertain; compare spray2]

sprig


Past participle: sprigged
Gerund: sprigging

Imperative
sprig
sprig
Present
I sprig
you sprig
he/she/it sprigs
we sprig
you sprig
they sprig
Preterite
I sprigged
you sprigged
he/she/it sprigged
we sprigged
you sprigged
they sprigged
Present Continuous
I am sprigging
you are sprigging
he/she/it is sprigging
we are sprigging
you are sprigging
they are sprigging
Present Perfect
I have sprigged
you have sprigged
he/she/it has sprigged
we have sprigged
you have sprigged
they have sprigged
Past Continuous
I was sprigging
you were sprigging
he/she/it was sprigging
we were sprigging
you were sprigging
they were sprigging
Past Perfect
I had sprigged
you had sprigged
he/she/it had sprigged
we had sprigged
you had sprigged
they had sprigged
Future
I will sprig
you will sprig
he/she/it will sprig
we will sprig
you will sprig
they will sprig
Future Perfect
I will have sprigged
you will have sprigged
he/she/it will have sprigged
we will have sprigged
you will have sprigged
they will have sprigged
Future Continuous
I will be sprigging
you will be sprigging
he/she/it will be sprigging
we will be sprigging
you will be sprigging
they will be sprigging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sprigging
you have been sprigging
he/she/it has been sprigging
we have been sprigging
you have been sprigging
they have been sprigging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sprigging
you will have been sprigging
he/she/it will have been sprigging
we will have been sprigging
you will have been sprigging
they will have been sprigging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sprigging
you had been sprigging
he/she/it had been sprigging
we had been sprigging
you had been sprigging
they had been sprigging
Conditional
I would sprig
you would sprig
he/she/it would sprig
we would sprig
you would sprig
they would sprig
Past Conditional
I would have sprigged
you would have sprigged
he/she/it would have sprigged
we would have sprigged
you would have sprigged
they would have sprigged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprig - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division)sprig - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
brier - a thorny stem or twig
branch - a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant
wand - a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of flowers"
withy, withe - strong flexible twig
2.sprig - an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify

sprig

noun spray, stem, twig Chop the watercress, reserving a sprig or two for garnish.

sprig

noun
A young stemlike growth arising from a plant:
Translations
عُسْلوج، أمْلود
větvička
kvist
gallyacska
smágrein, kvistur
šakelė
zariņš
ince dalsürgün

sprig

[sprɪg] N
1. [of heather etc] → espiga f
2. (Tech) → puntilla f

sprig

[ˈsprɪg] n [holly, mistletoe] → branche f; [parsley] → brin m

sprig

nZweig m; embroidered with sprigs of heathermit Heidekrautzweigen bestickt

sprig

[sprɪg] nramoscello

sprig

(sprig) noun
a small piece of a plant; a twig.