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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 ?
Tell me the real truth, as you have it from the fountainhead.
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.
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?
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.
In 1066, when William, the Duke of Normandy, invaded England and defeated his cousin, King Harold, in the Battle of Hastings, the victor William proclaimed himself the fountainhead of justice.
In the next couple of months, the SBA is expected to take-out the Fountainhead interim loan.
Plus performances from members of The Fountainhead, The Fat Lady Sings,Those Nervous Animals, Cry Before Dawn and many more.
Baghdad remained a seat of higher learning and served as the fountainhead of education and innovation for many years.
In her novel The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand characterizes this kind of conflict as a struggle between "firsthanders" and "secondhanders.
offered her $50,000 for the movie rights to The Fountainhead, she recalls, she and her husband realized they could now afford the 65-cent dinner at a restaurant they frequented.
I was appalled to see The Fountainhead included in Nick Farrentello's "Real to Reel: Ten Classics in Humanist Cinema" (J/A 2011).
by Michael Zalewa; "Barriers to Intimacy: Leading, Following, or Sitting Out the Dance," by Marilyn Volker; "Our Brain: The Fountainhead of Our Thoughts, Emotions, Behaviors, and Addictions--And Our Recovery," by John Eustace.