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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spring  \Spring\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Sprang}or  {Sprung};  p.  p. 
  {Sprung};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Springing}.]  [AS.  springan;  akin 
  to  D.  &  G.  springen,  OS  &  OHG.  springan,  Icel.  &  Sw 
  springa,  Dan.  springe;  cf  Gr  ?  to  hasten.  Cf  {Springe}, 
  1.  To  leap;  to  bound;  to  jump. 
  The  mountain  stag  that  springs  From  height  to 
  height,  and  bounds  along  the  plains.  --Philips. 
  2.  To  issue  with  speed  and  violence;  to  move  with  activity; 
  to  dart;  to  shoot. 
  And  sudden  light  Sprung  through  the  vaulted  roof. 
  3.  To  start  or  rise  suddenly,  as  from  a  covert. 
  Watchful  as  fowlers  when  their  game  will  spring. 
  4.  To  fly  back  as  a  bow,  when  bent,  springs  back  by  its 
  elastic  power. 
  5.  To  bend  from  a  straight  direction  or  plane  surface;  to 
  become  warped;  as  a  piece  of  timber,  or  a  plank, 
  sometimes  springs  in  seasoning. 
  6.  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 
  Till  well  nigh  the  day  began  to  spring.  --Chaucer. 
  To  satisfy  the  desolate  and  waste  ground,  and  to 
  cause  the  bud  of  the  tender  herb  to  spring  forth. 
  --Job  xxxviii 
  Do  not  blast  my  springing  hopes.  --Rowe. 
  O,  spring  to  light;  auspicious  Babe,  be  born. 
  7.  To  issue  or  proceed,  as  from  a  parent  or  ancestor;  to 
  result,  as  from  a  cause  motive,  reason,  or  principle. 
  [They  found]  new  hope  to  spring  Out  of  despair,  joy, 
  but  with  fear  yet  linked.  --Milton. 
  8.  To  grow;  to  prosper. 
  What  makes  all  this  but  Jupiter  the  king,  At  whose 
  command  we  perish,  and  we  spring?  --Dryden. 
  {To  spring  at},  to  leap  toward;  to  attempt  to  reach  by  a 
  {To  spring  forth},  to  leap  out  to  rush  out 
  {To  spring  in},  to  rush  in  to  enter  with  a  leap  or  in  haste. 
  {To  spring  on}  or  {upon},  to  leap  on  to  rush  on  with  haste 
  or  violence;  to  assault. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Springing  \Spring"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  one  who  or  that  which  springs. 
  2.  Growth;  increase;  also  that  which  springs  up  a  shoot;  a 
  Thou  blessest  the  springing  thereof.  --Ps.  lxv.  10. 
  {Springing  line  of  an  arch}  (Arch.),  the  horizontal  line 
  drawn  through  the  junction  of  the  vertical  face  of  the 
  impost  with  the  curve  of  the  intrados;  --  called  also 
  {spring  of  an  arch}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Use  \Use\,  n.  [OE.  us  use  usage,  L.  usus,  from  uti,  p.  p.  usus, 
  to  use  See  {Use},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  act  of  employing  anything  or  of  applying  it  to  one's 
  service;  the  state  of  being  so  employed  or  applied; 
  application;  employment;  conversion  to  some  purpose;  as 
  the  use  of  a  pen  in  writing;  his  machines  are  in  general 
  Books  can  never  teach  the  use  of  books.  --Bacon. 
  This  Davy  serves  you  for  good  uses.  --Shak. 
  When  he  framed  All  things  to  man's  delightful  use 
  2.  Occasion  or  need  to  employ;  necessity;  as  to  have  no 
  further  use  for  a  book.  --Shak. 
  3.  Yielding  of  service;  advantage  derived;  capability  of 
  being  used  usefulness;  utility. 
  God  made  two  great  lights,  great  for  their  use  To 
  man.  --Milton. 
  'T  is  use  alone  that  sanctifies  expense.  --Pope. 
  4.  Continued  or  repeated  practice;  customary  employment; 
  usage;  custom;  manner;  habit. 
  Let  later  age  that  noble  use  envy.  --Spenser. 
  How  weary,  stale,  flat  and  unprofitable,  Seem  to  me 
  all  the  uses  of  this  world!  --Shak. 
  5.  Common  occurrence;  ordinary  experience.  [R.] 
  O  C[ae]sar!  these  things  are  beyond  all  use  --Shak. 
  6.  (Eccl.)  The  special  form  of  ritual  adopted  for  use  in  any 
  diocese;  as  the  Sarum,  or  Canterbury,  use  the  Hereford 
  use  the  York  use  the  Roman  use  etc 
  From  henceforth  all  the  whole  realm  shall  have  but 
  one  use  --Pref.  to 
  Book  of  Common 
  7.  The  premium  paid  for  the  possession  and  employment  of 
  borrowed  money;  interest;  usury.  [Obs.] 
  Thou  art  more  obliged  to  pay  duty  and  tribute,  use 
  and  principal,  to  him  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  8.  [In  this  sense  probably  a  corruption  of  OF  oes,  fr  L. 
  opus  need  business,  employment,  work  Cf  {Operate}.] 
  (Law)  The  benefit  or  profit  of  lands  and  tenements.  Use 
  imports  a  trust  and  confidence  reposed  in  a  man  for  the 
  holding  of  lands.  He  to  whose  use  or  benefit  the  trust  is 
  intended  shall  enjoy  the  profits.  An  estate  is  granted  and 
  limited  to  A  for  the  use  of  B. 
  9.  (Forging)  A  stab  of  iron  welded  to  the  side  of  a  forging, 
  as  a  shaft,  near  the  end  and  afterward  drawn  down  by 
  hammering,  so  as  to  lengthen  the  forging. 
  {Contingent},  or  {Springing},  {use}  (Law),  a  use  to  come  into 
  operation  on  a  future  uncertain  event. 
  {In  use}. 
  a  In  employment;  in  customary  practice  observance. 
  b  In  heat;  --  said  especially  of  mares.  --J.  H.  Walsh. 
  {Of  no  use},  useless;  of  no  advantage. 
  {Of  use},  useful;  of  advantage;  profitable. 
  {Out  of  use},  not  in  employment. 
  {Resulting  use}  (Law),  a  use  which  being  limited  by  the 
  deed,  expires  or  can  not  vest,  and  results  or  returns  to 
  him  who  raised  it  after  such  expiration. 
  {Secondary},  or  {Shifting},  {use},  a  use  which  though 
  executed,  may  change  from  one  to  another  by  circumstances. 
  {Statute  of  uses}  (Eng.  Law),  the  stat.  27  Henry  VIII.,  cap. 
  10,  which  transfers  uses  into  possession,  or  which  unites 
  the  use  and  possession. 
  {To  make  use  of},  {To  put  to  use},  to  employ;  to  derive 
  service  from  to  use 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  moving  upward  and  forward  in  a  quick  motion  or  series  of 
  motions;  or  characterized  by  leaps;  "a  leaping  gait"; 
  "the  springing  panther"  [syn:  {leaping}] 

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