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source

 (sôrs)
n.
1. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained: alternative sources of energy; the source of funding for the project.
2. The point of origin of a stream or river. See Synonyms at origin.
3. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information: A reporter is only as reliable as his or her sources.
4. Physics The point or part of a system where energy or mass is added to the system.
tr.v. sourced, sourc·ing, sourc·es
1. To specify the origin of (a communication); document: The report is thoroughly sourced.
2. To obtain (materials or parts) from another business, country, or locale for manufacture: They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.
3. To outsource or insource (tasks or jobs, for example).

[Middle English, from Old French sourse, from feminine past participle of sourdre, to rise, from Latin surgere; see surge.]

source

(sɔːs)
n
1. the point or place from which something originates
2. (Physical Geography)
a. a spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring
b. the area where the headwaters of a river rise: the source of the Nile.
3. a person, group, etc, that creates, issues, or originates something: the source of a complaint.
4.
a. any person, book, organization, etc, from which information, evidence, etc, is obtained
b. (as modifier): source material.
5. (Art Terms) anything, such as a story or work of art, that provides a model or inspiration for a later work
6. (Electronics) electronics the electrode region in a field-effect transistor from which majority carriers flow into the interelectrode conductivity channel
7. at source at the point of origin
vb
8. (Journalism & Publishing) to determine the source of a news report or story
9. (foll by: from) to originate from
10. (tr) to establish an originator or source of (a product, piece of information, etc)
[C14: from Old French sors, from sourdre to spring forth, from Latin surgere to rise]

source

(sɔrs, soʊrs)

n., v. sourced, sourc•ing. n.
1. any thing or place from which something comes or is obtained; origin.
2. the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
3. a book, person, document, etc., supplying esp. firsthand information.
4. a manufacturer or supplier.
5. Archaic. a natural spring or fountain.
v.t.
6. to give as the source of, as a quotation.
7. to obtain from a given supplier.
[1300–50; Middle English sours (n.) < Old French sors (masculine), sourse, source (feminine), n. use of past participle of sourdre < Latin surgere to spring up or forth]
source′ful, adj.
source′ful•ness, n.
source′less, adj.

source

1. A person, thing, or activity from which information is obtained.
2. In clandestine activities, a person (agent), normally a foreign national, in the employ of an intelligence activity for intelligence purposes.
3. In interrogation activities, any person who furnishes information, either with or without the knowledge that the information is being used for intelligence purposes. In this context, a controlled source is in the employment or under the control of the intelligence activity and knows that the information is to be used for intelligence purposes. An uncontrolled source is a voluntary contributor of information and may or may not know that the information is to be used for intelligence purposes. See also agent; collection agency.

source


Past participle: sourced
Gerund: sourcing

Imperative
source
source
Present
I source
you source
he/she/it sources
we source
you source
they source
Preterite
I sourced
you sourced
he/she/it sourced
we sourced
you sourced
they sourced
Present Continuous
I am sourcing
you are sourcing
he/she/it is sourcing
we are sourcing
you are sourcing
they are sourcing
Present Perfect
I have sourced
you have sourced
he/she/it has sourced
we have sourced
you have sourced
they have sourced
Past Continuous
I was sourcing
you were sourcing
he/she/it was sourcing
we were sourcing
you were sourcing
they were sourcing
Past Perfect
I had sourced
you had sourced
he/she/it had sourced
we had sourced
you had sourced
they had sourced
Future
I will source
you will source
he/she/it will source
we will source
you will source
they will source
Future Perfect
I will have sourced
you will have sourced
he/she/it will have sourced
we will have sourced
you will have sourced
they will have sourced
Future Continuous
I will be sourcing
you will be sourcing
he/she/it will be sourcing
we will be sourcing
you will be sourcing
they will be sourcing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sourcing
you have been sourcing
he/she/it has been sourcing
we have been sourcing
you have been sourcing
they have been sourcing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sourcing
you will have been sourcing
he/she/it will have been sourcing
we will have been sourcing
you will have been sourcing
they will have been sourcing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sourcing
you had been sourcing
he/she/it had been sourcing
we had been sourcing
you had been sourcing
they had been sourcing
Conditional
I would source
you would source
he/she/it would source
we would source
you would source
they would source
Past Conditional
I would have sourced
you would have sourced
he/she/it would have sourced
we would have sourced
you would have sourced
they would have sourced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.source - the place where something begins, where it springs into beingsource - 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"
derivation - the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues); "he prefers shoes of Italian derivation"; "music of Turkish derivation"
spring - a point at which water issues forth
headspring, fountainhead, head - the source of water from which a stream arises; "they tracked him back toward the head of the stream"
headwater - the source of a river; "the headwaters of the Nile"
wellhead, wellspring - the source of water for a well
jumping-off place, point of departure - a place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched; "one day when I was at a suitable jumping-off place I decided to see if I could find him"; "my point of departure was San Francisco"
place of origin, provenance, provenience, birthplace, cradle - where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
home - place where something began and flourished; "the United States is the home of basketball"
point source - a concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
trail head, trailhead - the beginning of a trail
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
2.source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
source materials - publications from which information is obtained
fountainhead, wellspring, well - an abundant source; "she was a well of information"
3.source - anything that provides inspiration for later work
inspiration - arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
taproot - something that provides an important central source for growth or development; "the taproot of his resentment"; "genius and insanity spring from the same taproot"
muse - the source of an artist's inspiration; "Euterpe was his muse"
4.source - a facility where something is available
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Golconda - a source of great wealth (especially a mine)
gold mine, goldmine - a good source of something that is desired
5.source - a person who supplies informationsource - a person who supplies information  
communicator - a person who communicates with others
betrayer, blabber, informer, squealer, rat - one who reveals confidential information in return for money
leaker - a surreptitious informant; "the president wanted to know who the leakers were"
passive source - an informant who is not assigned to obtain specific intelligence but who routinely passes on whatever information he or she has
whistle blower, whistleblower, whistle-blower - an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it; "the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on"; "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"
6.source - someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
coiner - someone who is a source of new words or new expressions
maker, shaper - a person who makes things
7.source - (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
origin - the source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived; "the rumor had its origin in idle gossip"; "vegetable origins"; "mineral origin"; "origin in sensation"
sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
8.source - anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
thing - a separate and self-contained entity
9.source - a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Verb1.source - get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"
obtain - come into possession of; "How did you obtain the visa?"
outsource - obtain goods or services from an outside supplier; to contract work out; "Many companies outsource and hire consultants in order to maintain a flexible workforce"
2.source - specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report"
document - support or supply with references; "Can you document your claims?"

source

noun
1. cause, origin, derivation, beginning, author, commencement, begetter This gave me a clue as to the source of the problem.
2. informant, authority, documentation a major source of information about the arts
3. origin, spring, fount, fountainhead, wellspring, rise the source of the Tiber
verb
1. obtain, get, acquire, score (slang), secure, get hold of, come by, procure furniture sourced from all over the world

source

noun
2. An acquaintance who is in a position to help:
Translations
مصادرمصدرمَصْدَرمَنْبَع
zdrojpramen
kildeudspring
lähde
eredetforrás
upptökupptök, uppruni
源泉
avotsizcelšanāsiztekapirmsākums
izvirvir

source

[sɔːs]
A. N
1. (= origin) → fuente f; [of gossip etc] → procedencia f
coal was their only source of heatel carbón era su única fuente de calor
we have other sources of supplytenemos otras fuentes de suministro
I have it from a reliable source thatsé de fuente fidedigna que ...
what is the source of this information?¿de dónde proceden estos informes?
his antics were a source of much amusementsus gracias fueron motivo de diversión
at sourceen su origen
2. [of river] → nacimiento m
B. CPD source file Narchivo m fuente
source language N (Ling) → lengua f de partida (Comput) → lenguaje m origen
source materials NPLmateriales mpl de referencia
source program Nprograma m fuente

source

[ˈsɔːrs]
n
(= origin) [energy, income, information, supplies] → source f
(= person or book providing information) → source f
I have it from a reliable source that → Je sais de source sûre que ...
(= cause) [worry, problem, pollution] → source f
[river] → source f
vt (= obtain) [+ product, raw materials] → se fournir en
sourced from → provenant de
furniture sourced from all over the world → des meubles provenant du monde entiersour cream soured cream ncrème f aigresour-faced [ˌsaʊərˈfeɪst] adjà l'air revêche npl (fig)dépit m

source

n (of river, light, information)Quelle f (also Comput); (of troubles, problems etc)Ursache f, → Ursprung m; a source of vitamin Ceine Vitamin-C-Quelle f; they tried to trace the source of the gas leaksie versuchten, das Leck in der Gasleitung ausfindig zu machen; he is a source of embarrassment to user bringt uns ständig in Verlegenheit; source of supplyBezugsquelle f; to have its source in somethingseine Ursache or seinen Ursprung in etw (dat)haben; I have it from a good source that …ich habe es aus sicherer Quelle, dass …; at source (tax) → unmittelbar, direkt; these rumours must be stopped at sourcediese Gerüchte darf man gar nicht erst aufkommen lassen; sources (in book etc) → Quellen pl, → Literaturangaben pl; from reliable sourcesaus zuverlässiger Quelle
vt (Comm) → beschaffen; furniture sourced from all over the worldMöbel aus der ganzen Welt

source

:
source application
n (Comput) → Quellanwendung f
sourcebook
nQuellenwerk nt, → Quellensammlung f
source code
n (Comput) → Quellcode m
source drive
n (Comput) → Quelllaufwerk nt
source file
n (Comput) → Quelldatei f, → Ursprungsdatei f
source language
nAusgangssprache f
source material
nQuellenmaterial nt
source program
n (Comput) → Quellprogramm nt

source

[sɔːs] n (of river) → sorgente f (fig) (of problem, epidemic) → fonte f, origine f
oranges are a source of vitamin C → le arance sono ricche di vitamina C
I have it from a reliable source that ... → ho saputo da fonte sicura che...

source

(soːs) noun
1. the place, person, circumstance, thing etc from which anything begins or comes. They have discovered the source of the trouble.
2. the spring from which a river flows. the source of the Nile.

source

n. origen; foco; fuente.

source

n fuente f, origen m; — of infection fuente de infección; — of protein fuente de proteínas
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His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but my become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength.
They became his distinguishing feature, the source of his fame.
However, she was not seeking refreshment or help from any source, either external or from within.
In such circumstances, common prudence dictated that Heyward and his companions should imitate a caution that proceeded from so intelligent a source.
A pair of large, jingling silver spurs and a stiff sombrero, borrowed with the mustang from some mysterious source, were donned to do honor to the occasion.
When the pathless forest that still covered this wild principality should give place--as it inevitably must, though perhaps not till ages hence--to the golden fertility of human culture, it would be the source of incalculable wealth to the Pyncheon blood.
Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena that occured with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source.
I have spoken of the surrender to their extraordinary childish grace as a thing I could actively cultivate, and it may be imagined if I neglected now to address myself to this source for whatever it would yield.
Yet so vast is the quantity of blood in him, and so distant and numerous its interior fountains, that he will keep thus bleeding and bleeding for a considerable period; even as in a drought a river will flow, whose source is in the well-springs of far-off and undiscernible hills.
When Jurgis had first inspected the packing plants with Szedvilas, he had marveled while he listened to the tale of all the things that were made out of the carcasses of animals, and of all the lesser industries that were maintained there; now he found that each one of these lesser industries was a separate little inferno, in its way as horrible as the killing beds, the source and fountain of them all.
From the same source was derived the character of the planter Legree.
The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source.