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Definitions of springing

  1. Act or process of leaping; growth; increase; the impost, or point at which an arch unites with its support. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. The act or process of leaping, issuing, or proceeding; growth; in arch., the first course of stone's of the arch resting on the side walls. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. Growth; increase; also, that which springs up; a shoot; a plant. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Gushing from, as a spring. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for springing

  1. Haven't we had enough-" " And there you sit," cried Wayne, springing erect and with a voice like a trumpet, " with no argument but to insult the King before his face." – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  2. Another step went springing down. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
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