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spring·y

 (sprĭng′ē)
adj. spring·i·er, spring·i·est
1. Marked by resilience; elastic.
2. Abounding in freshwater springs.

spring′i·ly adv.
spring′i·ness n.

springy

(ˈsprɪŋɪ)
adj, springier or springiest
1. possessing or characterized by resilience or bounce
2. (Physical Geography) (of a place) having many wells or springs of water
ˈspringily adv
ˈspringiness n

spring•y

(ˈsprɪŋ i)

adj. spring•i•er, spring•i•est.
characterized by elasticity; resilient: a springy step.
[1585–95]
spring′i•ly, adv.
spring′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.springy - elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"
2.springy - (of movements) light and confidently active; "he walked away with a springy step"
active - full of activity or engaged in continuous activity; "an active seaport"; "an active bond market"; "an active account"

springy

adjective flexible, elastic, resilient, bouncy, rubbery, spongy Knead the dough until smooth and springy.

springy

adjective
Capable of withstanding stress without injury:
Physics: plastic.
Translations
ذو رَفّاصاتيَقْفِزُ مُرْتَدّا
ohebnýpružný
elastiskfjedrendespændstig
rugózott
fjaîurmagnaîursveigjanlegur
esnekyaylı

springy

[ˈsprɪŋɪ] ADJ (springier (compar) (springiest (superl))) [mattress, carpet, turf] → mullido; [floor, rubber] → elástico; [step] → ligero

springy

[ˈsprɪŋi] adj [turf, hair, texture] → élastique

springy

adj (+er) stepfedernd; plank, turf, grass alsonachgiebig, elastisch; rubber, wood, plastic etc, hairelastisch; bedweich gefedert

springy

[ˈsprɪŋɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → elastico/a; (carpet, turf) → morbido/a; (mattress) → molleggiato/a

spring

(spriŋ) past tense sprang (spraŋ) : past participle sprung (spraŋ) verb
1. to jump, leap or move swiftly (usually upwards). She sprang into the boat.
2. to arise or result from. His bravery springs from his love of adventure.
3. to (cause a trap to) close violently. The trap must have sprung when the hare stepped in it.
noun
1. a coil of wire or other similar device which can be compressed or squeezed down but returns to its original shape when released. a watch-spring; the springs in a chair.
2. the season of the year between winter and summer when plants begin to flower or grow leaves. Spring is my favourite season.
3. a leap or sudden movement. The lion made a sudden spring on its prey.
4. the ability to stretch and spring back again. There's not a lot of spring in this old trampoline.
5. a small stream flowing out from the ground.
ˈspringy adjective
1. able to spring back into its former shape. The grass is very springy.
2. having spring. These floorboards are springy.
ˈspringiness noun
sprung (sprŋa) adjective
having springs. a sprung mattress.
ˈspringboard noun
1. a springy type of diving-board.
2. a board on which gymnasts jump before vaulting.
spring cleaning
thorough cleaning of a house etc especially in spring.
ˈspringtime noun
the season of spring.
spring up
to develop or appear suddenly. New buildings are springing up everywhere.
References in classic literature ?
When La Folle came to the broad stretch of velvety lawn that surrounded the house, she moved slowly and with delight over the springy turf, that was delicious beneath her tread.
It was a slender young man, not more than one or two and twenty years old, with rather a grave and thoughtful expression for his years, but likewise a springy alacrity and vigor.
Iceland Sailor I don't like your floor, maty; it's too springy to my taste.
He is over six feet, is young, hasn't an ounce of waste flesh, is straight, graceful, springy in his motions, quick as a cat, and has a handsome face, and black hair dangling down on his shoulders, and is beautiful to look at; and nobody is braver than he is, and nobody is stronger, except myself.
They were of Saracen origin, and consequently of Arabian descent; and their fine slender limbs, small fetlocks, thin manes, and easy springy motion, formed a marked contrast with the large-jointed heavy horsastic vows.
I remember only one man who walked his deck with a springy step, and gave the first course of the passage in an elated voice.
When the yelpings grew too loud Kotuko lazily rolled off the sleeping-bench, and picked up a whip with an eighteen-inch handle of springy whalebone, and twenty-five feet of heavy, plaited thong.
The grass was short, springy, sweet-scented, and Asphodel-interspersed.
She clung to him without answering, and he laid his lips on her hair, which was soft yet springy, like certain mosses on warm slopes, and had the faint woody fragrance of fresh sawdust in the sun.
I asked; for he was leading me at a good rate through the leafy byways of Camp den Hill; and his step was as springy and as light as ever.
There was a dull yet springy thud on the grass below.
His springy step never slowed until suddenly, when he was a hundred yards in front of me, he halted, and I saw him throw up his hand with a gesture of grief and despair.