ETYM as. spring a fountain, a leap. Related to Spring.
1. In geology, a natural flow of water from the ground, formed at the point of intersection of the water table and the ground's surface. The source of water is rain that has percolated through the overlying rocks. During its underground passage, the water may have dissolved mineral substances that may then be precipitated at the spring (hence, a mineral spring). A spring may be continuous or intermittent, and depends on the position of the water table and the topography (surface features).
2. A natural flow of ground water; SYN. fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring.
3. A point at which water issues forth.
4. The season of growth; SYN. springtime.
1. Studenac, zdenac, vrelo, mesto gde podzemna voda izbija na površinu.
2. Izvorište, polazište.
Pobuda, povod, potstrek, potsticaj, razlog; u lepim veštinama: izvorno zasnovana umetnička misao koja preovlađuje celokupnim umetničkim delom ili celokupnom umetničkom radnjom; muz. figura od više tonova iz čijeg se ponavljanja, menjanja i mešanja sa drugim motivima razvijaju veće tonske celine. (lat.)
1. A metal device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed.
2. Device, usually a metal coil, that returns to its original shape after being stretched or compressed. Springs are used in some machines (such as clocks) to store energy, which can be released at a controlled rate. In other machines (such as engines) they are used to close valves.
3. In vehicle-suspension systems, springs are used to cushion passengers from road shocks. These springs are used in conjunction with shock absorbers to limit their amount of travel. In bedding and upholstered furniture springs add comfort.