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split shift
noun Date: 1943 a shift of working hours divided into two or more working periods at times (as morning and evening) separated by more than normal periods of time off (as for ...
split shot
noun (plural split shot) Date: 1889 a small ball-shaped sinker of malleable metal having a slit for the insertion of a fishing line
split the difference
phrasal to arrive at a compromise
split ticket
noun Date: 1836 a ballot cast by a voter who votes for candidates of more than one party
split-brain
adjective Date: 1958 having the optic chiasma and corpus callosum severed
split-finger
noun see split-fingered fastball
split-fingered fastball
noun Date: 1979 a fastball thrown with the ball gripped as for a forkball so that it drops rapidly as it nears the plate — called also split-finger, splitter
split-level
adjective Date: 1946 divided vertically so that the floor level of rooms in one part is approximately midway between the levels of two successive stories in an adjoining part ...
split-second
adjective Date: 1944 1. occurring in a split second 2. extremely precise
splitter
noun Date: 1623 1. one that splits 2. one who classifies organisms into numerous named groups based on relatively minor variations or characters — compare lumper 3. ...
splitting
adjective Date: 1593 that splits or causes to split: as a. causing a piercing sensation b. very fast or quick c. sidesplitting
splore
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1785 1. Scottish frolic, carousal 2. Scottish commotion
splotch
I. noun Etymology: perhaps blend of spot and blotch Date: 1601 spot, blotch • splotchy adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1654 to mark with a splotch ; cover with ...
splotchy
adjective see splotch I
splurge
I. noun Etymology: perhaps blend of splash and surge Date: 1830 an ostentatious effort, display, or expenditure II. verb (splurged; splurging) Date: 1843 intransitive verb ...
splutter
I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of sputter Date: 1677 1. a confused noise (as of hasty speaking) 2. a splashing or sputtering sound II. verb Date: 1693 transitive ...
splutterer
noun see splutter II
spluttery
adjective Date: 1866 marked by spluttering
Spock
biographical name Benjamin McLane 1903-1998 American physician
Spode
I. noun Date: 1869 ceramic ware (as bone china, stone china, or Parian ware) made at the works established by Josiah Spode in 1770 at Stoke in Staffordshire, England II. ...
spodumene
noun Etymology: probably from French spodumène, from German Spodumen, from Greek spodoumenos, present participle of spodousthai to be burnt to ashes, from spodos ashes Date: ...
spoil
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spoile, from Anglo-French espuille, from espuiller Date: 14th century 1. a. plunder taken from an enemy in war or from a victim in ...
spoilable
adjective see spoil II
spoilage
noun Date: 1597 1. the act or process of spoiling; especially the process of decay in foodstuffs 2. something spoiled or wasted 3. loss by spoilage
spoiler
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. one that spoils b. one (as a political candidate) having little or no chance of winning but capable of depriving a rival of success 2. ...
spoils system
noun Date: 1838 a practice of regarding public offices and their emoluments as plunder to be distributed to members of the victorious party
spoilsman
noun Date: 1846 one who serves a party for a share of the spoils; also one who sanctions such practice
spoilsport
noun Date: 1785 one who spoils the sport or pleasure of others
Spokane
geographical name 1. river 120 miles (193 kilometers) N Idaho & E Washington flowing from Coeur d'Alene Lake W into Columbia River 2. city E Washington at Spokane Falls in ...
spoke
I. past & archaic past participle of speak II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spāca; akin to Old High German speihha spoke, Middle Dutch spike spike Date: ...
spoken
adjective Etymology: past participle of speak Date: 1560 1. delivered by word of mouth ; oral 2. characterized by speaking in (such) a manner — used in combination
spokeshave
noun Etymology: 2spoke Date: 1510 a drawknife or small transverse plane with end handles for planing convex or concave surfaces
spokesman
noun Etymology: probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak Date: 1537 a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a ...
spokesmanship
noun see spokesman
spokesmodel
noun Date: 1984 a model who is a spokesman or spokeswoman
spokespeople
noun plural Date: 1972 people serving as spokesmen or spokeswomen
spokesperson
noun Date: 1972 spokesman
spokeswoman
noun Date: 1569 a woman who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
Spoleto
geographical name commune central Italy SE of Perugia population 37,057
spolia opima
foreign term Etymology: Latin rich spoils ; the arms taken by the victorious from the vanquished general
spoliate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin spoliatus, past participle of spoliare Date: circa 1727 despoil • spoliator noun
spoliation
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French spoliacion, Latin spoliation-, spoliatio, from spoliare to plunder — more at spoil Date: 15th century 1. a. the act of ...
spoliator
noun see spoliate
spondaic
adjective or noun see spondee
spondee
noun Etymology: Middle English sponde, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French spondee, from Latin spondeum, from Greek spondeios, from spondeios of a libation, from spondē ...
spondylitis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek sphondylos, spondylos vertebra Date: circa 1849 inflammation of the vertebrae
sponge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin spongia, from Greek Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) an elastic porous mass of interlacing horny ...
sponge cake
noun Date: 1805 a light cake made without shortening
sponge cloth
noun Date: 1862 any of various soft porous fabrics especially in a loose honeycomb weave
sponge rubber
noun Date: 1886 cellular rubber resembling a natural sponge in structure used especially for cushions, vibration dampeners, weather stripping, and gaskets
sponger
noun see sponge II
spongeware
noun Date: 1943 a typically 19th century earthenware with background color spattered or dabbed (as with a sponge) and usually a freehand central design
spongiform encephalopathy
noun Etymology: spongiform resembling a sponge, from Latin spongia + English -iform Date: 1960 any of a group of degenerative diseases of the brain that are characterized by ...
spongin
noun Etymology: German, from Latin spongia sponge Date: circa 1868 a scleroprotein that is the chief constituent of flexible fibers found in certain sponge skeletons
sponginess
noun see spongy
spongy
adjective (spongier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. resembling a sponge: a. soft and full of cavities b. elastic, porous, and absorbent 2. a. not firm or solid b. ...
spongy layer
noun see spongy parenchyma
spongy parenchyma
noun Date: 1884 a spongy layer of irregular chlorophyll-bearing cells interspersed with air spaces that fills the interior part of a leaf below the palisade layer — called ...
spongy tissue
noun see spongy parenchyma
sponson
noun Etymology: perhaps by shortening & alteration from expansion Date: 1835 1. a. a projection (as a gun platform) from the side of a ship or a tank b. an air chamber ...
sponsor
I. noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, guarantor, surety, from spondēre to promise — more at spouse Date: 1651 1. one who presents a candidate for baptism or ...
sponsorial
adjective see sponsor I
sponsorship
noun see sponsor I
spontaneity
noun Date: 1651 1. the quality or state of being spontaneous 2. voluntary or undetermined action or movement; also its source
spontaneous
adjective Etymology: Late Latin spontaneus, from Latin sponte of one's free will, voluntarily Date: 1653 1. proceeding from natural feeling or native tendency without ...
spontaneous combustion
noun Date: 1795 self-ignition of combustible material through chemical action (as oxidation) of its constituents — called also spontaneous ignition
spontaneous generation
noun Date: 1665 abiogenesis
spontaneous ignition
noun see spontaneous combustion
spontaneous recovery
noun Date: 1943 reappearance of an extinguished conditioned response without positive reinforcement
spontaneously
adverb see spontaneous
spontaneousness
noun see spontaneous
spontoon
noun Etymology: French sponton, from Italian spuntone, from punta sharp point, from Vulgar Latin *puncta — more at point Date: 1598 a short pike formerly borne by ...
spoof
I. transitive verb Etymology: Spoof, a hoaxing game invented by Arthur Roberts died 1933 English comedian Date: 1889 1. deceive, hoax 2. to make good-natured fun of II. ...
spoofery
noun see spoof II
spoofy
adjective see spoof II
spook
I. noun Etymology: Dutch; akin to Middle Low German spōk ghost Date: 1801 1. ghost, specter 2. an undercover agent ; spy • spookish adjective II. verb Date: 1883 ...
spookery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1893 the quality of being spooky; also something (as a story) that involves spooks
spookily
adverb see spooky
spookiness
noun see spooky
spookish
adjective see spook I
spooky
adjective (spookier; -est) Date: 1854 1. relating to, resembling, or suggesting spooks 2. nervous, skittish • spookily adverb • spookiness noun
spool
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spole, from Middle Dutch spoele; akin to Old High German spuola spool Date: 14th century 1. a cylindrical device which has a rim or ridge at ...
spooler
noun Date: 1971 a computer utility that regulates data flow by receiving data (as from a word processor), queuing the data in a buffer, and then transmitting it (as to a ...
spoon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spōn splinter, chip; akin to Old High German spān splinter, chip Date: 14th century 1. an eating or cooking implement ...
spoon bread
noun Date: 1847 soft bread made of cornmeal mixed with milk, eggs, and shortening and served with a spoon
spoon-billed
adjective Date: 1668 having the bill or snout expanded and spatulate at the end
spoon-feed
transitive verb (spoon-fed; -feeding) Date: 1615 1. to feed by means of a spoon 2. a. to present (information) so completely as to preclude independent thought b. ...
spoonbill
noun Date: circa 1678 1. any of several wading birds (family Threskiornithidae) related to the ibises that have an expanded bill that is flattened and rounded at the tip 2. ...
spoonbill cat
noun Date: circa 1882 a paddlefish (Polyodon spathula)
spoonerism
noun Etymology: William A. Spooner died 1930 English clergyman & educator Date: 1900 a transposition of usually initial sounds of two or more words (as in tons of soil for ...
spooney
adjective see spoony
spoonful
noun (plural spoonfuls; also spoonsful) Date: 14th century as much as a spoon will hold; specifically teaspoonful
spoony
or spooney adjective (spoonier; -est) Etymology: English slang spoon simpleton Date: circa 1812 1. silly, foolish; especially unduly sentimental 2. being sentimentally in ...
spoor
I. noun (plural spoor or spoors) Etymology: Afrikaans, from Dutch; akin to Old English spor footprint, spoor, spurnan to kick — more at spurn Date: 1823 1. a track, a ...
spor-
or spori- or sporo- combining form Etymology: New Latin spora seed ; spore
Sporades
geographical name two island groups Greece in the Aegean: the Northern Sporades (chief island Skyros, N of Euboea & E of Thessaly) & the Southern Sporades (chiefly Samos, ...
sporadic
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin sporadicus, from Greek sporadikos, from sporadēn here and there, from sporad-, sporas scattered; akin to Greek speirein to sow — more at ...
sporadic E layer
noun Date: 1949 a layer of ionization occurring irregularly within the E region of the ionosphere
sporadically
adverb see sporadic
sporangial
adjective see sporangium
sporangiophore
noun Date: 1875 a stalk or similar structure bearing sporangia
sporangium
noun (plural sporangia) Etymology: New Latin, from spor- + Greek angeion vessel — more at angi- Date: 1821 a structure within which spores are produced • sporangial ...
spore
I. noun Etymology: New Latin spora seed, spore, from Greek, act of sowing, seed, from speirein to sow — more at sperm Date: 1836 a primitive usually unicellular often ...
spore case
noun Date: 1836 a case containing spores ; sporangium
spored
adjective see spore I
spori-
combining form see spor-
sporicidal
adjective Date: 1939 tending to kill spores • sporicide noun
sporicide
noun see sporicidal
sporo-
combining form see spor-
sporocarp
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 a structure (as in red algae, fungi, or mosses) in or on which spores are produced
sporocyst
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1861 1. a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also a sporozoan encysted in such a ...
sporogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1890 1. reproduction by spores 2. spore formation • sporogenous also sporogenic adjective
sporogenic
adjective see sporogenesis
sporogenous
adjective see sporogenesis
sporogonic
adjective see sporogony
sporogony
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1888 reproduction by spores; specifically formation of spores typically containing sporozoites that is ...
sporophore
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1849 the spore-producing organ of a fungus or slime mold
sporophyll
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1888 a spore-bearing and usually greatly modified leaf
sporophyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1886 the diploid individual or generation of a plant exhibiting alternation of generations that produces asexual ...
sporophytic
adjective see sporophyte
sporopollenin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary spor- + pollen + 1-in Date: 1931 a relatively chemically inert polymer that makes up the outer layer of pollen grains and ...
sporotrichosis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Sporotrich-, Sporothrix, genus name, from spor- + Greek trich-, thrix hair Date: 1908 infection with or disease caused by a fungus (Sporothrix ...
sporozoan
noun Etymology: New Latin Sporozoa, from spor- + -zoa Date: 1888 any of a large class (Sporozoa) of strictly parasitic nonmotile protozoans that have a complex life cycle ...
sporozoite
noun Etymology: New Latin Sporozoa + International Scientific Vocabulary -ite Date: 1888 a usually motile infective form of some sporozoans that is a product of sporogony ...
sporran
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic sporan purse Date: 1752 a pouch usually of skin with the hair or fur on that is worn in front of the kilt with Scots Highland dress
sport
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, to divert, disport, short for disporten Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. a. to amuse oneself ; frolic b. to engage in a ...
sport fish
noun Date: 1944 a fish important for the sport it affords anglers
sport-ute
noun see sport-utility vehicle
sport-utility vehicle
noun Date: 1978 a rugged automotive vehicle similar to a station wagon but built on a light-truck chassis — called also sport-ute, sport-utility, SUV
sportfisherman
noun Date: 1954 a motorboat equipped for sportfishing
sportfishing
noun Date: 1910 fishing done with a rod and reel for sport or recreation
sportful
adjective Date: 15th century 1. a. productive of sport or amusement ; entertaining, diverting b. playful, frolicsome 2. done in sport • sportfully adverb • ...
sportfully
adverb see sportful
sportfulness
noun see sportful
sportif
adjective Etymology: French, sporting, of sports, from sport sport, from English Date: 1920 sporty
sportily
adverb see sporty
sportiness
noun see sporty
sporting
adjective Date: 1799 1. a. of, relating to, used, or suitable for sport; especially trained for trapping or retrieving game b. marked by or calling for ...
sporting house
noun Date: 1615 bordello
sportingly
adverb see sporting
sportive
adjective Date: 1590 1. a. frolicsome, playful b. ardent, wanton 2. of or relating to sports and especially field sports • sportively adverb • sportiveness noun
sportively
adverb see sportive
sportiveness
noun see sportive
sports
adjective see sport III
sports bar
noun Date: 1975 a bar catering especially to sports fans and typically cantaining several televisions and often sports memorabilia
sports car
noun Date: 1928 a low small usually 2-passenger automobile designed for quick response, easy maneuverability, and high-speed driving
sports medicine
noun Date: 1961 a field of medicine concerned with the prevention and treatment of injuries and disorders that are related to participation in sports
sportscast
noun Etymology: sport + broadcast Date: 1941 a radio or television broadcast of a sports event or of information about sports • sportscaster noun
sportscaster
noun see sportscast
sportsman
noun Date: circa 1707 1. a person who engages in sports (as hunting or fishing) 2. a person who shows sportsmanship • sportsmanlike adjective • sportsmanly adjective
sportsmanlike
adjective see sportsman
sportsmanly
adjective see sportsman
sportsmanship
noun Date: 1745 conduct (as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing) becoming to one participating in a sport
sportswear
noun Date: 1912 clothing suitable for recreation; broadly clothing designed for casual or informal wear
sportswoman
noun Date: 1754 a woman who engages in sports
sportswriter
noun Date: 1927 a person who writes about sports especially for a newspaper • sportswriting noun
sportswriting
noun see sportswriter
sporty
adjective (sportier; -est) Date: 1889 1. of, relating to, or typical of sports, sportsmen, sportswomen, or sportswear 2. resembling a sports car in styling or performance ...
sporulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: back-formation from sporulation Date: circa 1891 to undergo sporulation
sporulation
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin sporula, diminutive of spora spore Date: 1876 the formation of spores; especially division into many ...
sporulative
adjective see sporulation
spot
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch spotte stain, speck, Old Norse spotti small piece Date: 13th century 1. a taint on character or reputation ; fault ...
spot pass
noun Date: 1948 a pass (as in football or basketball) made to a predetermined spot on the field or court rather than directly to a player
spot test
noun Date: 1921 1. a test limited to a few key or sample points or a relatively small percentage of random spots 2. a test conducted on the spot to yield immediate results
spot-check
Date: 1943 transitive verb to sample or investigate quickly or at random intransitive verb to make a spot check
spot-on
adjective Date: 1949 exactly correct ; accurate, perfect
spotless
adjective Date: 14th century having no spot: a. free from impurity ; immaculate b. pure, unblemished • spotlessly adverb • spotlessness noun
spotlessly
adverb see spotless
spotlessness
noun see spotless
spotlight
I. noun Date: 1904 1. a. a projected spot of light used to illuminate brilliantly a person, object, or group on a stage b. conspicuous public notice 2. a. a light ...
spottable
adjective see spot II
spotted
adjective Date: 13th century 1. marked with spots 2. being sullied ; tarnished 3. characterized by the appearance of spots
spotted alfalfa aphid
noun Date: 1958 a highly destructive Old World aphid (Therioaphis maculata) that is established in the United States in warmer areas and causes yellowing and stunting of ...
spotted cucumber beetle
noun Date: 1923 a rather slender greenish-yellow beetle (Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi) that feeds as an adult on various ornamental and crop plants and is a vector of ...
spotted dick
noun Etymology: dialect dick pudding, probably from the name Dick Date: 1849 British a pudding made with suet and currants or raisins — called also spotted dog
spotted dog
noun see spotted dick
spotted fever
noun Date: 1650 any of various eruptive fevers: as a. typhus b. Rocky Mountain spotted fever
spotted knapweed
noun Date: 1921 a knapweed (Centaurea maculosa syn. C. biebersteinii) with usually pink flowers and deeply cleft leaves that is native to Europe and Asia but is now ...
spotted owl
noun Date: 1910 a rare large dark brown dark-eyed owl (Strix occidentalis) that has barred and spotted underparts and is found in humid old growth forests and thickly ...
spotted salamander
noun Date: 1922 a common salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) of eastern North America with glossy black skin spotted with yellow or orange on the back
spotted sea trout
noun Date: 1873 a weakfish (Cynoscion nebulosus) that is a valuable food and sport fish of the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. — called also sea trout, ...
spotted turtle
noun Date: 1868 a freshwater turtle (Clemmys guttata) of the eastern United States that has a blackish carapace with round yellow spots
spotted weakfish
noun see spotted sea trout
spotter
noun Date: 1611 1. one that makes or applies a spot (as for identification) 2. one that looks or keeps watch: as a. one that locates enemy targets b. a civilian who ...
spottily
adverb see spotty
spottiness
noun see spotty
spotty
adjective (spottier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. marked with spots ; spotted 2. lacking uniformity especially in quality ; also irregularly or sparsely distributed ...
spousal
noun Etymology: Middle English spousaille, from Anglo-French spousailles, espusailles espousal Date: 14th century nuptials — usually used in plural
spouse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French espus (masculine) & espuse (feminine), from Latin sponsus betrothed man, groom & sponsa betrothed woman, bride, both from ...
spout
I. verb Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch spoiten to spout, Old English spīwan to spew Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to eject (as liquid) in a ...
spouted
adjective see spout II
spouter
noun see spout I
spp
abbreviation species (plural)
SPQR
abbreviation Etymology: Latin senatus populusque Romanus the senate and the people of Rome
sprachgefühl
noun Etymology: German, from Sprache language + Gefühl feeling Date: 1894 1. the character of a language 2. an intuitive sense of what is linguistically appropriate
spraddle
verb (spraddled; spraddling) Etymology: perhaps blend of straddle and sprawl Date: 1632 intransitive verb 1. sprawl 2. to go or walk with a straddling gait ; straddle ...
sprag
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1902 a pointed stake or steel bar let down from a halted vehicle (as a wagon) to prevent it from rolling
sprain
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1601 1. a sudden or violent twist or wrench of a joint with stretching or tearing of ligaments 2. a sprained condition II. ...
sprang
I. past of spring II. noun Etymology: probably from Norwegian, a kind of embroidery Date: 1951 a weaving technique in which threads or cords are intertwined and twisted ...
sprat
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English sprot, from Old English sprott Date: 1537 1. a. a small European marine fish (Sprattus sprattus) of the herring family — ...
Spratly Islands
geographical name islands central South China Sea SE of Cam Ranh Bay; claimed by several countries
sprawl
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sprēawlian Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. archaic to lie thrashing or tossing about b. to ...
spray
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English *spræg, spræc Date: 13th century 1. a usually flowering branch or shoot 2. a decorative flat arrangement of flowers ...
spray can
noun Date: 1958 a pressurized container from which aerosols are dispensed
spray gun
noun Date: 1920 an apparatus resembling a gun for applying a substance (as paint or insecticide) in the form of a spray
sprayer
noun see spray III
spread
I. verb (spread; spreading) Etymology: Middle English spreden, from Old English -sprǣdan; akin to Old High German spreiten to spread Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. ...
spread eagle
noun Date: 1570 1. a representation of an eagle with wings raised and legs extended 2. something resembling or suggestive of a spread eagle; specifically a skating figure ...
spread formation
noun Date: circa 1949 an offensive football formation in which the pass receivers are spread out across the field
spread-eagle
I. verb (-eagled; spread-eagling) Date: 1826 intransitive verb 1. to execute a spread eagle (as in skating) 2. to stand or move with arms and legs stretched out ; ...
spreadability
noun see spread I
spreadable
adjective see spread I
spreader
noun Date: 15th century one that spreads: as a. an implement for scattering material b. a small knife used especially for spreading butter c. a device (as a bar) ...
spreading factor
noun Date: 1932 hyaluronidase
spreadsheet
noun Date: 1982 an accounting program for a computer; also the ledger layout modeled by such a program
spree
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1804 an unrestrained indulgence in or outburst of an activity ; also a drunken revel ; binge
Spree
geographical name river 247 miles (397 kilometers) E Germany flowing N into the Havel
Spreewald
geographical name marshy district E Germany in Spree River valley
sprent
adjective Etymology: Middle English spreynt, from past participle of sprengen to sprinkle Date: 14th century archaic sprinkled over
sprezzatura
foreign term Etymology: Italian studied nonchalance ; perfect conduct or performance of something (as an artistic endeavor) without apparent effort
sprier
comparative of spry
spriest
superlative of spry
sprig
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sprigge Date: 14th century 1. a. a small shoot ; twig b. a small division of grass used for propagation 2. a. heir b. youth ...
sprightful
adjective Etymology: obsolete spright Date: 1595 archaic sprightly • sprightfully adverb • sprightfulness noun
sprightfully
adverb see sprightful
sprightfulness
noun see sprightful
sprightliness
noun see sprightly
sprightly
adjective (sprightlier; -est) Etymology: obsolete spright (sprite), alteration of sprite Date: 1596 1. marked by a gay lightness and vivacity ; spirited 2. having a ...
spring
I. verb (sprang or sprung; sprung; springing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English springan; akin to Old High German springan to jump and perhaps to Greek sperchesthai to ...
spring beauty
noun Date: 1821 any of a genus (Claytonia) of herbs of the purslane family; especially one (C. virginica) of North America that sends up in early spring a usually 2-leaved ...
spring bolt
noun Date: 1634 a bolt retracted by pressure and shot by a spring when the pressure is released
spring chicken
noun Date: 1879 a young person
spring fever
noun Date: 1843 a lazy or restless feeling often associated with the onset of spring
spring line
noun Date: 1803 a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a ship to a point on a wharf and made fast to help keep the ship from moving fore and aft while docked
Spring Mountains
geographical name range SE Nevada W of Las Vegas
spring onion
noun Date: 1840 scallion 3
spring peeper
noun Date: 1906 a small brown tree frog (Pseudacris crucifer syn. Hyla crucifer) of the eastern United States and Canada that has a shrill piping call and breeds in ponds and ...
spring roll
noun Date: 1943 egg roll; also any of various similar appetizers especially in Asian cuisine
spring tide
noun Date: circa 1548 a tide of greater-than-average range around the times of new moon and full moon
Spring Valley
geographical name village SE New York N of New York City population 25,464
spring wagon
noun Date: 1794 a light farm wagon equipped with springs
spring-cleaning
noun Etymology: 2spring Date: 1857 the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place
spring-load
transitive verb Date: 1944 to load or secure by means of spring tension or compression
springal
noun see springald
springald
or springal noun Etymology: probably from Middle English, a kind of catapult, from Anglo-French espringal Date: 1501 archaic ; a young man ; stripling
springboard
noun Date: 1799 1. a flexible board usually secured at one end and used for gymnastic stunts or diving 2. a point of departure ; jumping-off place
springbok
noun (plural springbok or springboks) Etymology: Afrikaans, from spring to jump + bok male goat Date: 1775 a swift and graceful southern African gazelle (Antidorcas ...
Springdale
geographical name city NW Arkansas population 45,798
springe
noun Etymology: Middle English sprenge, springe; akin to Old English springan to spring Date: 13th century 1. a noose fastened to an elastic body to catch small game 2. ...
springer
noun Date: 1611 1. a stone or other solid laid at the impost of an arch — see arch illustration 2. one that springs 3. springer spaniel 4. a cow nearly ready to ...
springer spaniel
noun Date: 1885 a medium-sized sporting dog of either of two breeds that is often used for finding and flushing small game: a. English springer spaniel b. Welsh ...
Springfield
geographical name 1. city capital of Illinois on the Sangamon population 111,454 2. city SW Massachusetts on Connecticut River population 152,082 3. city SW Missouri ...
Springfield rifle
noun Etymology: Springfield, Massachusetts Date: 1888 a .30 caliber bolt-action rifle used by United States troops especially in World War I
springform pan
noun Date: 1927 a pan or mold with an upright detachable rim fastened to the bottom of the pan with a clamp or spring
springhead
noun Date: 1561 fountainhead
springhouse
noun Date: 1755 a small building situated over a spring and used for cool storage (as of dairy products or meat)
springily
adverb see springy
springiness
noun see springy
springing
noun Date: 1590 1. spring 5 2. a point where an arch rises from its support
springlike
adjective see spring II
Springs
geographical name city NE Republic of South Africa in Gauteng population 142,812
springtail
noun Date: circa 1797 any of an order (Collembola) of small primitive wingless insects that exhibit incomplete metamorphosis and usually possess a furcula used for jumping ...
springtide
noun Date: circa 1530 springtime
springtime
noun Date: 15th century 1. the season of spring 2. youth 1a 3. an early or flourishing stage of development
springwater
noun Date: 15th century water from a spring

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