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[spring-tahym] /ˈsprɪŋˌtaɪm/
the season of spring.
the first or earliest period:
the springtime of love.
Also called springtide
[spring-tahyd] /ˈsprɪŋˌtaɪd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of springtime
1485-95; spring + time Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for springtime
  • Never underestimate the power of a springtime allergy.
  • In the springtime, they're protective of their space.
  • The annual celebration fetes the start of springtime in the mountainous region.
  • But his pitch, high and over the plate, was more than the usual springtime rite.
  • springtime at this zoo is special for other reasons.
  • The springtime jog, when even layabouts acknowledge that the season of calf definition is nigh.
  • Declining springtime snowpack leads to reduced summer streamflows, straining water supplies.
  • Canoeing and kayaking opportunities are usually limited to the springtime, when river levels are adequate.
  • Safe preparation and serving of hams, a popular springtime meat.
British Dictionary definitions for springtime


Also called springtide (ˈsprɪŋˌtaɪd). the season of spring
the earliest, usually the most attractive, period of the existence of something
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Word Origin and History for springtime

late 15c., from spring (n.1) + time (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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