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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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At first it seemed as if the remembrance of the promised reward grew vivid in his mind, while he listened to the sources of parental feeling which were to assure its possession; but, as Duncan proceeded, the expression of joy became so fiercely malignant that it was impossible not to apprehend it proceeded from some passion more sinister than avarice.
Whether its sources were disturbed by the depth of the new cellar, or whatever subtler cause might lurk at the bottom, it is certain that the water of Maule's Well, as it continued to be called, grew hard and brackish.
Here, it is true, were none of the appliances which popular merriment would so readily have found in the England of Elizabeth's time, or that of James -- no rude shows of a theatrical kind; no minstrel, with his harp and legendary ballad, nor gleeman with an ape dancing to his music; no juggler, with his tricks of mimic witchcraft; no Merry Andrew, to stir up the multitude with jests, perhaps a hundred years old, but still effective, by their appeals to the very broadest sources of mirthful sympathy.
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him.
But she was a magnificent monument to the blessing of a want of imagination, and if she could see in our little charges nothing but their beauty and amiability, their happiness and cleverness, she had no direct communication with the sources of my trouble.
Dinah had heard, from various sources, what was going on, and resolved to stand on defensive and conservative ground,--mentally determined to oppose and ignore every new measure, without any actual observable contest.
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.
Being the whole Seventh Cavalry's reptile, he doesn't belong to anybody in particular, and hasn't any military duties; so he comes and goes as he pleases, and is popular with all the house cats and other authentic sources of private information.
The landed property of Hartfield certainly was inconsiderable, being but a sort of notch in the Donwell Abbey estate, to which all the rest of Highbury belonged; but their fortune, from other sources, was such as to make them scarcely secondary to Donwell Abbey itself, in every other kind of consequence; and the Woodhouses had long held a high place in the consideration of the neighbourhood which Mr.
These details were just to me what they were to them--so many pure and sweet sources of pleasure.
Colin and Mary found it one of their most thrilling sources of entertainment.
The uncontrollable and hopeless mass of decomposition so engendered, would have polluted the air, even if poverty and deprivation had not loaded it with their intangible impurities; the two bad sources combined made it almost insupportable.