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foun·tain·head

 (foun′tən-hĕd′)
n.
1. A spring that is the source or head of a stream.
2. A chief and copious source; an originator: "the intellectual fountainhead of the black conservatives" (Jerrold K. Footlick).

fountainhead

(ˈfaʊntɪnˌhɛd)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a spring that is the source of a stream
2. a principal or original source

foun•tain•head

(ˈfaʊn tnˌhɛd)

n.
1. a spring from which a stream flows.
2. a chief source: a fountainhead of information.
[1575–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fountainhead - an abundant source; "she was a well of information"
source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
2.fountainhead - the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
origin, source, root, rootage, beginning - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"

fountainhead

noun
Translations

fountainhead

[ˈfaʊntɪnhed] Nfuente f, origen m
to go to the fountainheadacudir a la propia fuente
References in classic literature ?
They who know of no purer sources of truth, who have traced up its stream no higher, stand, and wisely stand, by the Bible and the Constitution, and drink at it there with reverence and humanity; but they who behold where it comes trickling into this lake or that pool, gird up their loins once more, and continue their pilgrimage toward its fountainhead.
The blood mounted to his temples, his eyes became dim; he saw from what fountainhead the ferocious hopes of the young man arose, and he put his hand to the hilt of his sword.
We can imagine with what feelings of awe and admiration he must have contemplated the Wind River Sierra, or bed of mountains; that great fountainhead from whose springs, and lakes, and melted snows some of those mighty rivers take their rise, which wander over hundreds of miles of varied country and clime, and find their way to the opposite waves of the Atlantic and the Pacific.
What if I were to promise to give up Helen, who was the fountainhead of all this war, and all the treasure that Alexandrus brought with him in his ships to Troy, aye, and to let the Achaeans divide the half of everything that the city contains among themselves?
Tell me the real truth, as you have it from the fountainhead.
He was the legitimate fountainhead of the information that I was dying to have poured into my mind.
If men will not drink of this at the fountainhead of the day, why, then, we must even bottle up some and sell it in the shops, for the benefit of those who have lost their subscription ticket to morning time in this world.
The first cross-cut the man made, there was space for only three holes, so narrow had become the pay-streak and so close was he to the fountainhead of the golden stream he had been following for four days.
Dentsu Aegis Network has purchased majority stake in Fountainhead Entertainment, a Mumbai-based entertainment, events and activation agency.
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