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VER'NAL, a. [L. vernalis, from ver, spring.]

1. Belonging to the spring; appearing in spring; as vernal bloom.

Vernal flowers are preparatives to autumnal fruits.

2. Belonging to youth, the spring of life.

Vernal signs, the signs in which the sun appears in the spring.

Vernal equinox, the equinox in spring or March; opposed to the autumnal equnox, in September.



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VER'NAL, a. [L. vernalis, from ver, spring.]

1. Belonging to the spring; appearing in spring; as vernal bloom.

Vernal flowers are preparatives to autumnal fruits.

2. Belonging to youth, the spring of life.

Vernal signs, the signs in which the sun appears in the spring.

Vernal equinox, the equinox in spring or March; opposed to the autumnal equnox, in September.

VER'NAL, a. [L. vernalis, from ver, spring.]

  1. Belonging to the spring; appearing in spring; as, vernal bloom. Vernal flowers are preparatives to autumnal fruits. – Rambler.
  2. Belonging to youth, the spring of life. Vernal signs, the signs in which the sun appears in the spring. Vernal equinox, the equinox in spring or March; opposed to the autumnal equinox, in September.

Ver"nal
  1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom.
  2. Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life.

    When after the long vernal day of life. Thomson.

    And seems it hard thy vernal years
    Few vernal joys can show?
    Keble.

    Vernal equinox (Astron.), the time when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding northward. -- Vernal grass (Bot.), a low, soft grass (Anthoxanthum odoratum), producing in the spring narrow spikelike panicles, and noted for the delicious fragrance which it gives to new-mown hay; -- also called sweet vernal grass. See Illust. in Appendix. -- Vernal signs (Astron.), the signs, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, in which the sun appears between the vernal equinox and summer solstice.

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Vernal

VER'NAL, adjective [Latin vernalis, from ver, spring.]

1. Belonging to the spring; appearing in spring; as vernal bloom.

Vernal flowers are preparatives to autumnal fruits.

2. Belonging to youth, the spring of life.

Vernal signs, the signs in which the sun appears in the spring.

Vernal equinox, the equinox in spring or March; opposed to the autumnal equnox, in September.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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AX, n. improperly written axe. [Gr.]

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