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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

A — 1: Γίνομαι (Strong'S #1096 — Verb — ginomai — ghin'-om-ahee )

"to become," is used in the best texts in  Hebrews 11:12 , "sprang" (some have gennao, in the Passive Voice, rendered in the same way).

A — 2: Ἀνατέλλω (Strong'S #393 — Verb — anatello — an-at-el'-lo )

"to arise," is rendered by the verb "to spring," or "spring up," in  Matthew 4:16;  Hebrews 7:14 . See Arise , No. 9.

A — 3: Ἐξανατέλλω (Strong'S #1816 — Verb — exanatello — ex-an-at-el'-lo )

ek or ex, "out," and No. 2, is used of the "springing" up of seeds,  Matthew 13:5;  Mark 4:5 (No. 7 in ver. 8).

A — 4: Φύω (Strong'S #5453 — Verb — phuo — foo'-o )

used transitively, "to bring forth, produce," denotes, in the Passive Voice, "to spring up, grow," of seed,  Luke 8:6,8 , AV, "was sprung up" and "sprang up" (RV, "grew"); in the Active Voice, intransitively, in  Hebrews 12:15 , of a root of bitterness. See Grow.

A — 5: Συμφύω (Strong'S #4855 — Verb — sumphuo — soom-foo'-o )

"to cause to grow together" (sun, "with," and No. 4), occurs in  Luke 8:7 , RV, "grew with," AV, "sprang up with."

A — 6: Βλαστάνω (Strong'S #985 — Verb — blastano — blas-tan'-o )

"to sprout," is rendered "to spring up" in  Matthew 13:26 , of tare blades, and  Mark 4:27 , of seed. See Bring , A, No. 26, BUD.

A — 7: Ἀναβαίνω (Strong'S #305 — Verb — anabaino — an-ab-ah'ee-no )

"to go up," is rendered "sprang up" in  Matthew 13:7 , AV, of thorns, and  Mark 4:8 , of seed (RV, "grew up"). See Grow , No. 4.

A — 8: Ἅλλομαι (Strong'S #242 — Verb — hallomai — hal'-lom-ahee )

"to leap, spring," is rendered "springing up," of well water, in  John 4:14 , figurative of the Holy Spirit in the believer. See Leap.

A — 9: Εἰσπηδάω (Strong'S #1530 — Verb — eispedao — ice-pay-dah'-o )

"to spring" or "leap in," occurs in  Acts 16:29 , "sprang in." In the Sept.,  Amos 5:19 .

A — 10: Ἐκπετάννυμι (Strong'S #1600 — Verb — ekpedao — ek-pet-an'-noo-mee )

"to spring forth," occurs in  Acts 14:14 , in the best texts. See Run , Note (4).

B — 1: Πηγή (Strong'S #4077 — Noun Feminine — pege — pay-gay' )

is rendered "springs" in  2—Peter 2:17 , RV: see Fountain.

 Acts 28:13

King James Dictionary [2]

Spring pret. sprung, sprang, not wholly obsolete pp. sprung.

1. To vegetate and rise out of the ground to begin to appear as vegetables.

To satisfy the desolate ground, and cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.  Job 38 .

2. To begin to grow.

The teeth of the young not sprung--

3. To proceed, as from the seed or cause.

Much more good of sin shall spring.

4. To arise to appear to begin to appear or exist.

When the day began to spring, they let her go.  Judges 21

Do not blast my springing hopes.

5. To break forth to issue into sight or notice.

O spring to light auspicious babe, be born.

6. To issue or proceed, as from ancestors or from a country. Aaron and Moses sprung from Levi. 7. To proceed, as from a cause, reason, principle, or other original. The noblest title springs from virtue.

They found new hope to spring out of despair.

8. To grow to thrive.

What makes all this but Jupiter the king, at whose command we perish and we spring.

9. To proceed or issue, as from a fountain or source. Water springs from reservoirs in the earth. Rivers spring from lakes or ponds. 10. To leap to bound to jump.

The mountain stag that springs from highth to highth, and bounds along the plains--

11. To fly back to start as, a bow when bent, springs back by its elastic power. 12. To start or rise suddenly from a covert.

Watchful as fowlers when their game will spring.

13. To shoot to issue with speed and violence.

And sudden light sprung through the vaulted roof--

14. To bend or wind from a straight direction or plane surface. Our mechanics say, a piece of timber or a plank springs in seasoning.

To spring at, to leap towards to attempt to reach by a leap.

To spring in, to rush in to enter with a leap or in haste.

To spring forth, to leap out to rush out.

To spring on or upon, to leap on to rush on with haste or violence to assault.


1. To start or rouse, as game to cause to rise from the earth or from a covert as, to spring a pheasant. 2. To produce quickly or unexpectedly.

The nurse, surprisd with fright, starts up and leaves her bed, and springs a light.

I have never heard such an expression.

3. To start to contrive or to produce or propose on a sudden to produce unexpectedly.

The friends to the cause sprang a new project.

In lieu of spring, the people int he United States generally use start to start a new project.

4. To cause to explode as, to spring a mine. 5. To burst to cause to open as, to spring a leak. When it is said, a vessel has sprung a leak, the meaning is, the leak has then commenced. 6. To crack as, to spring a mast or a yard. 7. To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap as, to spring a trap.

To spring a butt, in seamens language, to loosen the end of a plank in a ships bottom.

To spring the luff, when a vessel yields to the helm, and sails nearer to the wind than before.

To spring a fence, for to leap a fence, is not a phrase used in this country.

To spring an arch, to set off, begin or commence an arch from an abutment or pier.


1. A leap a bound a jump as of an animal.

The prisner with a spring from prison broke.

2. A flying back the resilience of a body recovering its former state by its elasticity as the spring of a bow. 3. Elastic power or force. The soul or the mind requires relaxation, that it may recover its natural spring.

Heavns, what a spring was in his arm.

4. An elastic body a body which, when bent or forced from its natural state, has the power of recovering it as the spring of a watch or clock. 5. Any active power that by which action or motion is produced or propagated.

--Like nature letting down the springs of life.

Our author shuns by vulgar springs to move the heros glory--

6. A fountain of water an issue of water from the earth, or the basin of water at the place of its issue. Springs are temporary or perennial. From springs proceed rivulets, and rivulets united form rivers. Lakes and ponds are usually fed by springs. 7. The place where water usually issues from the earth, though no water is there. Thus we say, a spring is dry. 8. A source that from which supplies are drawn. The real Christian has in his own breast a perpetual and inexhaustible spring of joy.

The sacred spring whence right and honor stream.

9. Rise original as the spring of the day.  1 Samuel 9 . 10. Cause original. The springs of great events are often concealed from common observation. 11. The season of the year when plants begin to vegetate and rise the vernal season. This season comprehends the months of March, April and May, in the middle latitudes north of the equator. 12. In seamens language, a crack in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely. In the sense of leak, I believe it is not used. 13. A rope passed out of a ships stern and attached to a cable proceeding from her bow, when she is at anchor. It is intended to bring her broadside to bear upon some object. A spring is also a rope extending diagonally from the stern of one ship to the head of another, to make on ship sheer off to a greater distance. 14. A plant a shoot a young tree. Not in use. 15. A youth. Not in use. 16. A hand a shoulder of pork. Not in use.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): ( v. i.) 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.

(2): ( v. t.) To pass over by leaping; as, to spring a fence.

(3): ( v. i.) A leap; a bound; a jump.

(4): ( v. i.) A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by elasticity; as, the spring of a bow.

(5): ( v. i.) Elastic power or force.

(6): ( v. i.) 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.

(7): ( v. i.) Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; as issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.

(8): ( v. i.) Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.

(9): ( v. i.) That which springs, or is originated, from a source;

(10): ( v. i.) A race; lineage.

(11): ( v. i.) A youth; a springal.

(12): ( v. i.) A shoot; a plant; a young tree; also, a grove of trees; woodland.

(13): ( v. i.) That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.

(14): ( v. i.) 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.

(15): ( v. i.) The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage.

(16): ( v. i.) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.

(17): ( v. i.) To fly back; as, a bow, when bent, springs back by its elastic power.

(18): ( v. t.) To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; as, to spring a mast or a yard.

(19): ( v. i.) To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.

(20): ( v. i.) To leap; to bound; to jump.

(21): ( v. t.) To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly.

(22): ( v. t.) 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.

(23): ( v. i.) To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.

(24): ( v. t.) To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; as, to spring a trap.

(25): ( v. t.) To cause to explode; as, to spring a mine.

(26): ( v. i.) 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.

(27): ( v. t.) 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.

(28): ( v. i.) To grow; to prosper.

(29): ( v. i.) To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.

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

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [4]

 Psalm 87:7 (a) David is telling us that all the source of his joy, hope, happiness and enrichment comes from the Lord, and not from any earthly conditions, situations or riches. He depended only on the living GOD to satisfy every longing of his heart.

 Proverbs 25:26 (a) The righteous man is not supposed to be influenced by the wicked, nor fall down in obedience to the wicked desires. If he does so, then the product of his life is only evil and injurious to others. He becomes a stumbling stone to those who expected better things from him.

 Song of Solomon 4:12 (a) It is quite evident that the church of GOD is under consideration in this passage. She should be giving forth rich blessings to all those around. She should be bringing the Living Water (the Holy Spirit). to everyone that she can reach. There should be flowing from the church of GOD constantly spiritual blessings that will bring light, life and peace to the multitudes. Instead of this the church has in many cases become a social club, with the Word of GOD neglected, the Spirit of GOD ignored, and no spiritual blessing being given out to the people.

 Isaiah 41:18 (c) It is true that our Lord is at the present time changing the desert into a garden in the land of Philistine. It is also true that in a typical sense the Lord does take the weary, worn and dried up Christian and sends into his life the Holy Spirit of GOD who is the Living Water, so that the life becomes radiant, fruitful and beautiful.

 Isaiah 58:11 (a) In this beautiful picture we see the story of a child of GOD who walks with GOD, loves his Lord, obeys His Lord and permits the Holy Spirit, who is the Living Water, to flow through him into the lives of many. That one is satisfied with GOD's plans. He grows in grace. He shows forth the loveliness of his Lord, and lives a constantly beautiful life. Nothing stops his song, or his service.

Holman Bible Dictionary [5]


Easton's Bible Dictionary [6]

 Joshua 10:40

Morrish Bible Dictionary [7]


Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [8]