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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.
References in classic literature ?
I gave him the button; whereupon he strung it on a strip of his great-coat which he had used to bind the cross; and tying in a little sprig of birch and another of fir, he looked upon his work with satisfaction.
They were not allowed much time for their adieus; the Rainbow vanished, and the Princess, resolved to run all risks, started off at once, taking nothing with her but her dog, her cat, a sprig of myrtle, and the stone which the wife of Locrinos gave her.
She had often thought, though with a feeling of renunciation, that the perfection of a wedding-dress would be a white cotton, with the tiniest pink sprig at wide intervals; so that when Mrs.
As a little sprig of lavender will perfume a queen's wardrobe, so will a short year of love keep sweet a long life.
A little sprig of balsam would not have mattered so much-- but geraniums
She certainly looked very charming as she strolled, lingering along under the budding horse-chestnut trees that stretched their long arms over the park-palings; with her closed book in one hand, and in the other a graceful sprig of myrtle, which served her as a very pretty plaything; her bright ringlets escaping profusely from her little bonnet, and gently stirred by the breeze, her fair cheek flushed with gratified vanity, her smiling blue eyes, now slyly glancing towards her admirer, now gazing downward at her myrtle sprig.
Her hair, black but plentifully shot with grey, was brushed plainly back from her high forehead, and was gathered under a small round felt hat, like that of a man, with one sprig of feather in the band as a concession to her sex.
So when she carried the toast to her aunt a little later, it was in the best gilt-edged china bowl, with a fringed napkin on the tray and a sprig of geranium lying across the salt cellar.
Then, as if to comfort him, a dove flew in at his window carrying in her mouth a sprig of gilliflowers.
But I know they'll none of 'em take my chany," she added, turning toward the cups and saucers, "for they all found fault with 'em when I bought 'em, 'cause o' the small gold sprig all over 'em, between the flowers.
And yet there is not in France, with its rich variety of soil and climate, a blade, a leaf, a root, a sprig, a peppercorn, which will grow to maturity under conditions more certain than those that have produced this horror.
Everybody in the Alps wears a sprig of Edelweiss in his hat.