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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.]
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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
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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]
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Fountain

 a jet or stream of liquid. See also spring.
Example: fountains of blood, 1526.
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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
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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.
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fountain

noun
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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)
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fountain

[ˈfaʊntɪn] n [water] → fontaine f; [lava, steam] → jet mfountain pen nstylo m plume, stylo m à plume
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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fountain

[ˈfaʊntɪn] n (also) (fig) → fontana
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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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