|1.||To leap; to bound; to jump.|
|2.||To issue with speed and violence; to move with activity; to dart; to shoot.|
|3.||To start or rise suddenly, as from a covert.|
|4.||To fly back; |
|5.||To bend from a straight direction or plane surface; to become warped; |
|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 |
|7.||To issue or proceed, as from a parent or ancestor; to result, as from a cause, motive, reason, or principle.|
|8.||To grow; to thrive; to prosper.|
|v. t.||1.||To cause to spring up; to start or rouse, as game; to cause to rise from the earth, or from a covert; |
|2.||To produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; |
|3.||To cause to explode; |
|4.||To crack or split; to bend or strain so as to weaken; |
|5.||To cause to close suddenly, as the parts of a trap operated by a spring; |
|6.||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.; |
|7.||To pass over by leaping; |
|8.||To release (a person) from confinement, especially from a prison.|
|n.||1.||A leap; a bound; a jump.|
|2.||A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its former state by its elasticity; |
|3.||Elastic power or force.|
|4.||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.|
|5.||Any source of supply; especially, the source from which a stream proceeds; an issue of water from the earth; a natural fountain.|
|6.||Any active power; that by which action, or motion, is produced or propagated; cause; origin; motive.|
|7.||That which springs, or is originated, from a source;|
|8.||That which causes one to spring; specifically, a lively tune.|
|9.||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.|
|10.||The time of growth and progress; early portion; first stage; |
|11.||(Naut.) A crack or fissure in a mast or yard, running obliquely or transversely.|
|Noun||1.||spring - the season of growth; "the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring"; "he will hold office until the spring of next year"|
|2.||spring - a natural flow of ground water|
|3.||spring - a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed; "the spring was broken"|
|4.||spring - a light springing movement upwards or forwards|
|5.||spring - the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length|
|6.||spring - a point at which water issues forth|
|Verb||1.||spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"|
|2.||spring - develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"|
|3.||spring - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"|
|4.||spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang a new haircut on his wife"|
|5.||spring - develop suddenly; "The tire sprang a leak"|
|6.||spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"|
SPRING. A fountain.
2. The owner of the soil has the exclusive right to use a spring arising on his grounds. When another has an easement, or right to draw water from such a spring, acquired by grant or prescription, if the spring fails the easement ceases, but if it returns, the right revives.
3. The waters which flow from the spring give rise to a variety of difficulties, the principal of which are, 1st. The owner of the inheritance in which the spring arises turns their course. The owner of the inferior estate, whose, meadow they fertilized, and who is deprived of them, claiming the right to them. 2d. The owner of the spring does not prevent the water from flowing on the inferior estate, but gives them a new direction injurious to it. 3d. The owner of the superior inheritance disposes of the water in such a way as to deprive the owner of the estate below him. The rights of these different owners will be separately considered.
4.-1. The owner of land on which there is a natural spring, has a right to use it for domestic and culinary purposes and for watering his cattle, and he may make an aqueduct to another part of his land, and use all the water required to keep the aqueduct in order, or to keep the water pure. 15 Conn. 366. He may also use it for irrigation, provided the volume be not materially decreased. Ang. W. C. 34. Vide Irrigation; and 1 Root, 535; 2 Watts. 327; 2 Hill, S. C. 634; Coxe, 460; 2 Dev. & Bat. 50; 9 Conn. 291; 3 Pick. 269; 13 Mass. 420; 8 Mass. 136; 8 Greenl. 253.
5.-2. The owner of the spring cannot lawfully turn the current or give it a new direction. He is bound to let it enter the inferior estate on the same level it has been accustomed to, and at the same place; for every man is entitled to a stream of water flowing through his land, without diminution or alteration. 6 East, 206; 2 Conn. 584. Vide 3 Rawle, 84 12 Wend. 330; 10 Conn. 213; 14 Vern. 239.
6.-3. The owner of the superior inheritance, or of the land on which there is a spring, has no right to deprive the owner of the estate below him; 1 Yeates, 574; 5 Pick. 175; 3 Har. & John. 231; 12 Vern. 178; 13 Conn. 303; 3 Scam. 492; nor can be detain the water unreasonably. 17 John. 306; 2 B. C. 910. Vide Ham. N. P. 199; 1 Dall. 211; 3 Rawle's R. 256; Jus Aquaeductus; Pool; Stagnum; Back Water; Irrigation, Mill; Rain Water; Water Course.
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