Definition of Spring-cleaning

1. Noun. The activity of cleaning a house thoroughly at the end of winter.

Generic synonyms: Cleaning, Cleansing, Cleanup
Derivative terms: Spring-clean



Definition of Spring-cleaning

1. Noun. A major cleanup, usually done during the season of spring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring-cleaning

sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness
sprightlinesses
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning (current term)
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded
spring-release
spring-roll
spring-run fish
spring-water
spring back
spring balance
spring beauties
spring beauty
spring break
spring breaks

Literary usage of Spring-cleaning

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1. Contributions to the Bacteriology of the Oyster by Woods Hutchinson, Hollis Godfrey, Rhode Island (State) Commissioners of shell-fisheries, Lester Angell Round (1914)
"CHAPTER XVI SPRING FEVER AND SPRING CLEANING THE best cure for spring fever is to loaf in the sun or go fishing. It is Nature's divine intimation to halt ..."

2. Arbor Day, Its History, Observance, Spirit and Significance: Its History by Robert Haven Schauffler (1909)
"SPRING CLEANING BY SAM WALTER FOSS From The Yankee Blade YES, clean yer house, an' clean yer shed, An' clean yer barn in every part; But brush the cobwebs ..."

3. Municipal Housecleaning: The Methods and Experiences of American Cities in by William Parr Capes, Jeanne Daniels Carpenter (1918)
"Spring Cleaning The spring cleaning system usually calls for the piling up and removal of the heavy dirt which is washed from the center of the street and ..."

4. The Art-literature Readers by Eulalie Osgood Grover, Frances Elizabeth Chutter (1909)
"THE SPRING CLEANING I You can just see how important it was that my Spring Cleaning should be done and all the Primrose World in bloom the day before ..."

5. In Search of a Polar Continent, 1905-1907 by Alfred H. Harrison (1908)
"CHAPTER VI AN ARCTIC SUMMER May 2 to July 10, 1906 Snug winter-quarters—spring-cleaning on board the whalers— Surveying under difficulties—Harbingers of ..."

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