The season between winter and summer
To move off the ground by a muscular effort of the legs and feet:hurdle, jump, leap, vault2. See move, rise
To bound lightly:hop, skip, skitter, trip. See move
To move in a lively way:bounce, bound1, jump, leap. See move
To have as a source:arise, come, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate, proceed, rise, stem, upspring. See start
To have hereditary derivation:derive, descend, issue. Idiom: trace one's descent. See kin
To set at liberty:discharge, emancipate, free, liberate, loose, manumit, release. Idiom: let loose. See free
The quality or state of being flexible:bounce, ductility, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness, plasticity, pliability, pliableness, pliancy, pliantness, resilience, resiliency, springiness, suppleness. (Obsolete) flexure. See flexible
The act of jumping:jump, leap, vault2. See move, rise
A light bounding movement:hop, skip. See move
A sudden lively movement:bounce, bound1, jump, leap. See move
A point of origination:beginning, derivation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, mother, origin, parent, provenance, provenience, root1, rootstock, source, well1. See start
A basis for an action or a decision:cause, ground (often used in plural), motivation, motive, reason. See start
The initial stage of a developmental process:beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, genesis, inception, nascence, nascency, onset, opening, origin, outset, start. See start
The season of the year during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive:seedtime, springtide, springtime. See time
The time of life between childhood and maturity:adolescence, greenness, juvenescence, juvenility, puberty, salad days, youth, youthfulness. See youth
Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the season of spring:vernal. See time Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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