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Wordnet 3.0


1. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh;
- Example: "he is young for his age"
[syn: youthful, vernal, young]

2. of or characteristic of or occurring in spring;
- Example: "the vernal equinox"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

vernal \ver"nal\ (v[~e]r"nal), a. [L. vernalis, fr. vernus vernal, ver spring; akin to Gr. 'e`ar, Skr. vasanta, Icel. v[=a]r, and E. Easter, east.] 1. Of or pertaining to the spring; appearing in the spring; as, vernal bloom. [1913 Webster] And purple all the ground with vernal flowers. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Belonging to youth, the spring of life. [1913 Webster] When after the long vernal day of life. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] And seems it hard thy vernal years Few vernal joys can show? --Keble. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] Vernal equinox (Astron.), the point of time in each year when the sun crosses the equator when proceeding northward, about March 21, when day and night are of approximately equal duration. The beginning of the Spring season. 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

vernal adj 1: suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age" [syn: youthful, vernal, young] 2: of or characteristic of or occurring in spring; "the vernal equinox" [ant: autumnal, summery, wintery, wintry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

113 Moby Thesaurus words for "vernal": aestival, arctic, autumn, autumnal, beryl-green, berylline, blue-green, bluish-green, boreal, brumal, budding, callow, canicular, chartreuse, chloranemic, chlorine, chlorotic, citrine, citrinous, dewy, emerald, equinoctial, ever-new, evergreen, firsthand, fledgling, foliaged, fresh, glaucescent, glaucous, glaucous-green, grassy, green, green as grass, green-blue, greenish, greenish-blue, greenish-yellow, greensick, growing, hibernal, hiemal, holly, immature, impubic, inexperienced, ingenuous, innocent, intact, ivy, ivy-green, juicy, leafy, leaved, maiden, maidenly, midsummer, midwinter, minor, naive, neoteric, nestling, new, new-fledged, olivaceous, olive, olive-green, original, out of season, porraceous, pristine, raw, ripening, sappy, seasonal, sempervirent, smaragdine, solstitial, spring, springlike, summer, summerlike, summerly, summery, tender, unadult, unbeaten, underage, undeveloped, unfledged, unformed, unhandled, unlicked, unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, verdant, verdurous, vernant, vert, virescent, virgin, virginal, winter, winterlike, wintery, wintry, yellowish-green, young
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Vernal, UT -- U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 7714 Housing Units (2000): 2957 Land area (2000): 4.582314 sq. miles (11.868137 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.582314 sq. miles (11.868137 sq. km) FIPS code: 80090 Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49 Location: 40.454758 N, 109.535471 W ZIP Codes (1990): 84078 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Vernal, UT Vernal