Definitions of spry

  1. Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active.
  2. Nimble; active; agile.
  3. Sprier.
  4. Spriest.
  5. Nimble; active; vigorous.

Usage examples for spry

  1. He is so full of spry gaiety that he never can be quite content unless he is dancing with his relatives in the hollow near the swamp or darting about Farmer Green's lawn. – The Tale of Cuffy Bear by Arthur Scott Bailey
  2. His head was twice as big as it had been before and you would hardly have known that it was Striped Chipmunk but for the saucy way he twitched his funny little tail and the spry way he scampered along the old stone wall. – Mother West Wind's Children by Thornton W. Burgess
  3. I'll be arter ye right spry. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  4. Dr. Spry, in his 'Modern India, ' states that, when at Saugor in the Central Provinces in 1837, the skin of a full- grown male lion was brought to him, which had been shot by natives in the neighbourhood. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  5. If it had been anybody else less spry, they'd have got bitten,- and that's just what the sneak who put it there knew." – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  6. He mos' allers come out on top, yit dey wuz times w'en he hatter be mighty spry. – Nights With Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
  7. Now we must be spry, or the minister 'll be wanting his tea, and I should feel cheap if it warn't ready. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  8. I wish I could make- believe I was as young and spry as you are. – The Blue Birds' Winter Nest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  9. You are spry, I say you are spry. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  10. You er mighty nigh as spry as a kitten. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  11. I didn't know it was possible for me to be so spry at my age. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. I worked for old John when I was young and spry. – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  13. But having been spry, Gud had leaped almost out of the way; only his staff had been knocked from his hand and his elbow broken. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  14. She knew her people thereabouts, just who was spry, and who was trifling, and with the latter she would have nothing whatever to do. – The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U by Paul Laurence Dunbar