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foun·tain

 (foun′tən)
n.
1.
a. An artificially created jet or stream of water.
b. A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
2. A spring, especially the source of a stream.
3. A reservoir or chamber containing a supply of liquid that can be siphoned off as needed.
4. A soda fountain.
5. A drinking fountain.
6. A point of origin or dissemination; a source: the library, a fountain of information.
intr. & tr.v. foun·tained, foun·tain·ing, foun·tains
To flow or cause to flow like a fountain.

[Middle English, from Old French fontaine, from Late Latin fontāna, from Latin, feminine of fontānus, of a spring, from fōns, font-, spring.]

fountain

(ˈfaʊntɪn)
n
1. a jet or spray of water or some other liquid
2. a structure from which such a jet or a number of such jets spurt, often incorporating figures, basins, etc
3. a natural spring of water, esp the source of a stream
4. a stream, jet, or cascade of sparks, lava, etc
5. a principal source or origin
6. a reservoir or supply chamber, as for oil in a lamp
[C15: from Old French fontaine, from Late Latin fontāna, from Latin fons spring, source]
ˈfountained adj
ˈfountainless adj
ˈfountain-ˌlike adj

foun•tain

(ˈfaʊn tn)

n.
1. a spring or source of water from the earth.
2. the source or origin of anything.
3. a jet or stream of water caused by mechanical means to spout from an opening or structure.
4. a structure for discharging such a jet.
7. a reservoir for a liquid to be supplied continuously, as in a fountain pen.
[1375–1425; late Middle English fontayne < Old French fontaine < Late Latin fontāna, n. use of feminine of Latin fontānus of a spring =font-, s. of fons spring + -anus -an1]

Fountain

 a jet or stream of liquid. See also spring.
Example: fountains of blood, 1526.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fountain - a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arisesfountain - a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
bubbler, drinking fountain, water fountain - a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
2.fountain - a natural flow of ground waterfountain - a natural flow of ground water  
Fountain of Youth - a fountain described in folk tales as able to make people young again; "Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth"
geological formation, formation - (geology) the geological features of the earth
geyser - a spring that discharges hot water and steam
hot spring, thermal spring - a natural spring of water at a temperature of 70 F or above
3.fountain - an artificially produced flow of water
flow, flowing - the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
4.fountain - a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building

fountain

noun
1. font, spring, reservoir, spout, fount, water feature, well In the centre of the courtyard was a round fountain.
2. jet, stream, spray, gush The volcano spewed a fountain of molten rock.

fountain

noun
Translations
مَنْبَع، مَصْدَرمَنْهَل، يَنْبوع، سَبيلنافُورَةنافورَه
fontánapramenvodotryskzdroj
fontænekildespringvandsprøjtstråle
suihkulähdelähdepulputa
सोता
fontana
kútszökõkút
buna úr gosbrunnigosbrunnuruppspretta
噴水
분수
automatinis plunksnakotisfontanasparkerisšaltinis
avotsstrūklaka
fântână
fontána
vodomet
fontän
น้ำพุ
фонтан
tháp nước

fountain

[ˈfaʊntɪn]
A. N (natural, also fig) → fuente f, manantial m; (artificial) → fuente f, surtidor m; (= jet) → chorro m
drinking fountainfuente f (de agua potable)
B. CPD fountain pen Nestilográfica f, plumafuente f (LAm)

fountain

[ˈfaʊntɪn] n [water] → fontaine f; [lava, steam] → jet mfountain pen nstylo m plume, stylo m à plume

fountain

nBrunnen m; (with upward jets also) → Springbrunnen m; (= jet, spurt: of water, lava etc) → Fontäne f; (= drinking fountain)(Trinkwasser)brunnen m; (fig: = source) → Quelle f; fountain of youthJungbrunnen m

fountain

:
fountainhead
n (of river)Quelle f; (fig)Quelle f, → Ursprung m
fountain pen
nFüllfederhalter m, → Füller m

fountain

[ˈfaʊntɪn] n (also) (fig) → fontana

fountain

(ˈfauntin) noun
1. an often ornamental structure which produces a spring of water that rises into the air. Rome is famous for its beautifully carved stone fountains.
2. the water coming from such a structure. It was so hot that he stood under the fountain to get cool.
3. a source. God is the fountain of all goodness.
fountain pen
a kind of pen with a nib and containing a supply of ink which is released as one writes.

fountain

نافُورَة fontána fontæne Springbrunnen σιντριβάνι fuente suihkulähde fontaine fontana fontana 噴水 분수 fontein fontene fontanna fonte фонтан fontän น้ำพุ çeşme tháp nước 喷泉
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Instant silence fell on the gay throng, and not a sound, but he dash of fountains or the rustle of orange groves sleeping in the moonlight, broke the hush, as Count de Adelon spoke thus:
Stretching out before them, as though they stood at the end of an elevated street and gazed down on it, was a city--a large city, with streets, houses, open squares, temples, statues, fountains, dry for centuries--a buried and forgotten city-- a city in ruins--a city of the dead, now dry as dust, but still a city, or, rather, the strangely preserved remains of one.
The less zealous English thought they conferred a sufficient honor on its unsullied fountains, when they bestowed the name of their reigning prince, the second of the house of Hanover.
Meantime, they hauled more and more upon their lines, till close flanking him on both sides, Stubb answered Flask with lance for lance; and thus round and round the Pequod the battle went, while the multitudes of sharks that had before swum round the Sperm Whale's body, rushed to the fresh blood that was spilled, thirstily drinking at every new gash, as the eager Israelites did at the new bursting fountains that poured from the smitten rock.
Then, too, he was in a beautiful place, a consideration to which his sensitive race was never indifferent; and he did enjoy with a quiet joy the birds, the flowers, the fountains, the perfume, and light and beauty of the court, the silken hangings, and pictures, and lustres, and statuettes, and gilding, that made the parlors within a kind of Aladdin's palace to him.
These fountains had such an alluring look that I often stretched myself out when I was not thirsty and dipped my face in and drank till my teeth ached.
Both fountains were going furiously and both pumps bailing with might and main.
Some of them have died but many--are alive and when the summer comes there will be curtains and fountains of roses.
The gushing fountains which sparkle in the sun, must not be stopped in mere caprice; the oasis in the desert of Sahara must not be plucked up idly.
The fountains of human love and of faith in a divine love had not yet been unlocked, and his soul was still the shrunken rivulet, with only this difference, that its little groove of sand was blocked up, and it wandered confusedly against dark obstruction.
From their original inch or so of private handwriting they have spread and spread out across the world, and now whole generations of men find intellectual accommodation within them,--drinking fountains and other public institutions are erected upon them; yea, Carlyle has become a Chelsea swimming-bath, and "Highland Mary" is sold for whiskey, while Mr.
Be not disheart'nd then, nor cloud those looks That wont to be more chearful and serene Then when fair Morning first smiles on the World, And let us to our fresh imployments rise Among the Groves, the Fountains, and the Flours That open now thir choicest bosom'd smells Reservd from night, and kept for thee in store.