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Offspring vs. Spring

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  • Offspring (noun)

    A person's daughter(s) and/or son(s); a person's children.

  • Offspring (noun)

    All a person's descendants, including further generations.

  • Offspring (noun)

    An animal or plant's progeny, an animal or plant's young.

  • Offspring (noun)

    Another produce, result of an entity's efforts.

    "Artists often treasure their works as their immortal offspring."

  • Offspring (noun)

    A process launched by another process.

  • Spring (verb)

    To jump or leap.

    "He sprang up from his seat."

  • Spring (verb)

    To pass over by leaping.

    "ux|en|to spring over a fence (in this sense, the verb spring must be accompanied by the preposition 'over'.)"

  • Spring (verb)

    To produce or disclose unexpectedly, especially of surprises, traps, etc.

  • Spring (verb)

    To release or set free, especially from prison.

  • Spring (verb)

    To suddenly catch someone doing something illegal or against the rules.

  • Spring (verb)

    To come into being, often quickly or sharply.

    "Trees are already springing up in the plantation."

  • Spring (verb)

    To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

  • Spring (verb)

    To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert.

    "to spring a pheasant"

  • Spring (verb)

    To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken.

    "to spring a mast or a yard"

  • Spring (verb)

    To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; often with in, out, etc.

    "to spring in a slat or a bar"

  • Spring (verb)

    To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

  • Spring (verb)

    To move suddenly when pressure is released.

    "A bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power."

  • Spring (verb)

    To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped.

    "A piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning."

  • Spring (verb)

    To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge, like a plant from its seed, a stream from its source, etc.; often followed by up, forth, or out.

  • Spring (verb)

    To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

  • Spring (verb)

    To grow; to prosper.

  • Spring (verb)

    To build (an arch).

    "They sprung an arch over the lintel."

  • Spring (verb)

    To sound (a rattle, such as a watchman's rattle).

  • Spring (noun)

    A leap; a bound; a jump.

  • Spring (noun)

    Traditionally the first of the four seasons of the year in temperate regions, in which plants spring from the ground and trees come into blossom, following winter and preceding summer.

    "Spring is the time of the year most species reproduce."

    "I spent my spring holidays in Morocco."

    "You can visit me in the spring, when the weather is bearable."

  • Spring (noun)

    Meteorologically, the months of March, April and May in the northern hemisphere or September, October and November in the southern.

  • Spring (noun)

    The astronomically delineated period from the moment of vernal equinox, approximately March 21 in the northern hemisphere to the moment of the summer solstice, approximately June 21. (See Spring (season) for other variations.)

  • Spring (noun)

    Spring tide; a tide of greater-than-average range, that is, around the first or third quarter of a lunar month, or around the times of the new or full moon.

  • Spring (noun)

    A place where water or oil emerges from the ground.

    "This water is bottled from the spring of the river."

  • Spring (noun)

    The property of a body of springing to its original form after being compressed, stretched, etc.

    "the spring of a bow"

  • Spring (noun)

    Elastic power or force.

  • Spring (noun)

    A mechanical device made of bent, compressed or stretched.

    "We jumped so hard the bed springs broke."

  • Spring (noun)

    An erection of the penis.

  • Spring (noun)

    The source of an action or of a supply.

  • Spring (noun)

    Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

  • Spring (noun)

    That which springs, or is originated, from a source.

  • Spring (noun)

    A race; lineage.

  • Spring (noun)

    A youth; a springald.

  • Spring (noun)

    That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

  • Spring (noun)

    The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.

  • Spring (noun)

    A rope attaching the bow of a vessel to the stern-side of the jetty, or vice versa, to stop the vessel from surging.

    "You should put a couple of springs onto the jetty to stop the boat moving so much."

  • Spring (noun)

    A line led from a vessel's quarter to her cable so that by tightening or slacking it she can be made to lie in any desired position; a line led diagonally from the bow or stern of a vessel to some point upon the wharf to which she is moored.

  • Spring (noun)

    A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Offspring

    The act of production; generation.

  • Offspring

    That which is produced; a child or children; a descendant or descendants, however remote from the stock.

  • Offspring

    Origin; lineage; family.

  • Spring (verb)

    To leap; to bound; to jump.

  • Spring (verb)

    To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

  • Spring (verb)

    To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

  • Spring (verb)

    To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.

  • Spring (verb)

    To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; as, a piece of timber, or a plank, sometimes springs in seasoning.

  • Spring (verb)

    To shoot up, out, or forth; to come to the light; to begin to appear; to emerge; as a plant from its seed, as streams from their source, and the like; - often followed by up, forth, or out.

  • Spring (verb)

    To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

  • Spring (verb)

    To grow; to thrive; to prosper.

  • Spring

    To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; as, to spring a pheasant.

  • Spring

    To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; as, to spring a surprise on someone; to spring a joke.

  • Spring

    To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.

  • Spring

    To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.

  • Spring

    To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.

  • Spring

    To bend by force, as something stiff or strong; to force or put by bending, as a beam into its sockets, and allowing it to straighten when in place; - often with in, out, etc.; as, to spring in a slat or a bar.

  • Spring

    To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.

  • Spring

    To release (a person) from confinement, especially from a prison.

  • Spring (noun)

    A leap; a bound; a jump.

  • Spring (noun)

    A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by its elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.

  • Spring (noun)

    Elastic power or force.

  • Spring (noun)

    An elastic body of any kind, as steel, India rubber, tough wood, or compressed air, used for various mechanical purposes, as receiving and imparting power, diminishing concussion, regulating motion, measuring weight or other force.

  • Spring (noun)

    Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; an issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.

  • Spring (noun)

    Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

  • Spring (noun)

    That which springs, or is originated, from a source;

  • Spring (noun)

    That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

  • Spring (noun)

    The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and grow; the vernal season, usually comprehending the months of March, April, and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator.

  • Spring (noun)

    The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage; as, the spring of life.

  • Spring (noun)

    A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

Webster Dictionary
  • Offspring (noun)

    the immediate descendants of a person;

    "she was the mother of many offspring"

    "he died without issue"

  • Offspring (noun)

    something that comes into existence as a result;

    "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"

    "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

  • Offspring (noun)

    any immature animal

  • Spring (noun)

    the season of growth;

    "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"

    "he will hold office until the spring of next year"

  • Spring (noun)

    a natural flow of ground water

  • Spring (noun)

    a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed;

    "the spring was broken"

  • Spring (noun)

    a light springing movement upwards or forwards

  • Spring (noun)

    the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

  • Spring (noun)

    a point at which water issues forth

  • Spring (verb)

    move forward by leaps and bounds;

    "The horse bounded across the meadow"

    "The child leapt across the puddle"

    "Can you jump over the fence?"

  • Spring (verb)

    develop into a distinctive entity;

    "our plans began to take shape"

  • Spring (verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact;

    "The rubber ball bounced"

    "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

  • Spring (verb)

    produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly;

    "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"

  • Spring (verb)

    develop suddenly;

    "The tire sprang a leak"

  • Spring (verb)

    produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly;

    "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"

Princeton's WordNet

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