a small spray of some plant with its leaves, flowers, etc.
an ornament having the form of such a spray.
a shoot, twig, or small branch.
Facetious. a scion, offspring, or heir of a family, class, etc.
a youth or young fellow.
a headless brad.
a small peg for reinforcing the walls of a mold.
a metal insert, used to chill certain portions of cast metal, that becomes an integral part of the finished casting.
verb (used with object), sprigged, sprigging.
to mark or decorate (fabrics, pottery, etc.) with a design of sprigs.
to fasten with brads.
Horticulture. to propagate a plant, especially grass, by planting individual stolons.
Metallurgy. to reinforce the walls of (a mold) with sprigs.
to remove a sprig or sprigs from (a plant).
a shoot, twig, or sprout of a tree, shrub, etc; spray
an ornamental device resembling a spray of leaves or flowers
a small wire nail without a head
(informal, rare) a youth
(informal, rare) a person considered as the descendant of an established family, social class, etc
(NZ) another name for stud1 (sense 7)
verb (transitive) sprigs, sprigging, sprigged
to fasten or secure with sprigs
to ornament (fabric, wallpaper, etc) with a design of sprigs
to make sprays from (twigs and branches)
adjective, spriggier, spriggiest. 1. possessing sprigs or small branches.
noun 1. an elf, fairy, or goblin. noun 1. (in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water 2. a small dainty person 3. an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc
adjective 1. sprightly.
adjective, sprightlier, sprightliest. 1. animated, vivacious, or gay; lively. adverb 2. in a sprightly manner. adjective -lier, -liest 1. full of vitality; lively adverb 2. (obsolete) in a lively manner