Something which springs out or issues forth. Also in extended use: a result or outcome.
Mid 16th century. From out- + spring, after outspring or to spring out.
1To spring out or issue forth. Also figurative. Now chiefly literary and poetic.
2 rare To spring out of; to spring beyond or further than.
Middle English; earliest use found in Peri Didaxeon. From out- + spring. Compare to spring out.