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1. A fountain.
2. One that initiates or dispenses; a source: Damascus—the fount of modern Arab nationalism.
[Middle English, from Old English and Old French font, both from Latin fōns, font-.]
n. Chiefly British
Variant of font2.
1. poetic a spring or fountain
2. source or origin
[C16: back formation from fountain]
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing another word for font2
[C16: from Old French fonte a founding, casting, from Vulgar Latin funditus (unattested) a casting, from Latin fundere to melt; see found3]
1. a spring of water; fountain.
2. a source or origin: a fount of ideas.
[1585–95; short for fountain]
Brit. font 2.
Founta complete assortment of type of the same size and style; a spring or source. Also called font. See also fountain.
Examples: fount of fire, 1833; of inspiration, 1842; of italics, 1862; of life, 1667; of new heresies, 1874; of type, 1878.
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|Noun||1.||fount - a specific size and style of type within a type family|
type - printed characters; "small type is hard to read"
type family - a complete set of type suitable for printing text
unicameral script - a script with a single case
bicameral script - a script having two distinct cases
constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font, typewriter font - a typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)
proportional font - any font whose different characters have different widths
cartridge font, font cartridge - any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer
italic - a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
raster font, screen font - the font that is displayed on a computer screen; "when the screen font resembles a printed font a document may look approximately the same on the screen as it will when printed"
|2.||fount - a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water|
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building