Definition of Springe

1. n. A noose fastened to an elastic body, and drawn close with a sudden spring, whereby it catches a bird or other animal; a gin; a snare.



2. v. t. To catch in a springe; to insnare.

3. v. t. To sprinkle; to scatter.

Definition of Springe

1. Noun. (obsolete) snare ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Springe

1. to catch with a type of snare [v SPRINGED, SPRINGEING, SPRINGES]

Medical Definition of Springe

1. A noose fastened to an elastic body, and drawn close with a sudden spring, whereby it catches a bird or other animal; a gin; a snare. "As a woodcock to mine own springe." (Shak) Origin: From Spring,: cf. G. Sprenkel, Prov. E. Springle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Springe

spring vetch
spring vetchling
spring water
springal
springald
springalds
springals
springboard
springboarded
springboarding
springboards
springbok
springboks
springbuck
springcreekite
springe (current term)
springed
springeing
springer
springer spaniel
springerle
springerles
springers
springes
springeth
springform
springforms
springhaas
springhalt
springhare

Literary usage of Springe

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Nominale MS. NBVB. A nephew. Also, a spendthrift, NETTLE-HOUSE. A Jakes. North. NETTLE-springe. The nettle-rash. Eatt. NETT-UP. Exhausted with cold. ..."

2. Herodotus by Herodotus (1828)
"It is of a black soil, abounding in springe, and never troubled with drought. It rains in this part of Africa, but the rains, though violent, ..."

3. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace=book ... for the Use of by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1907)
"AJ Gordon, Ministry of the Spirit, 101 —"The Jordan Is the fitting symbol of our natural life, rising In a lofty elevation, und from puru springe, ..."

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