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Meaning of FOUNTAIN

Pronunciation:  'fawntn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water
  2. [n]  an artificially produced flow of water
  3. [n]  a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises
  4. [n]  a natural flow of ground water

FOUNTAIN is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fount, jet, natural spring, outflow, outpouring, spring
 See Also: bubbler, construction, drinking fountain, flow, flowing, formation, Fountain of Youth, geological formation, geology, geyser, hot spring, plumbing fixture, structure, thermal spring, water fountain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Foun"tain\ (foun"t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL.
fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d {Fount}.]
1. A spring of water issuing from the earth.

2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the
   structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or
   flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure
   water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for

3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be
   conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink
   fountain in a printing press, etc.

4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which
   anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.

         Judea, the fountain of the gospel.    --Fuller.

         Author of all being, Fountain of light, thyself
         invisible.                            --Milton.

{Air fountain}. See under {Air}.

{Fountain heead}, primary source; original; first principle.

{Fountain inkstand}, an inkstand having a continual supply of
   ink, as from elevated reservoir.

{Fountain lamp}, a lamp fed with oil from an elevated

{Fountain pen}, a pen with a reservoir in the handle which
   furnishes a supply of ink.

{Fountain pump}.
   (a) A structure for a fountain, having the form of a pump.
   (b) A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for
       watering plants, etc.

{Fountain shell} (Zo["o]l.), the large West Indian conch
   shell ({Strombus gigas}).

{Fountain of youth}, a mythical fountain whose waters were
   fabled to have the property of renewing youth.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a fountain in your dream, represents great joy, renewed pleasure and/or increased sensitivity. You may be entering into a new relationship. Seeing a dry fountain in your dream indicates that you are coming down from the "high" of a passionate relationship.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. 'ain; i.e., "eye" of the water desert), a natural source of living water. Palestine was a "land of brooks of water, of fountains, and depths that spring out of valleys and hills" (Deut. 8:7; 11:11).

These fountains, bright sparkling "eyes" of the desert, are remarkable for their abundance and their beauty, especially on the west of Jordan. All the perennial rivers and streams of the country are supplied from fountains, and depend comparatively little on surface water. "Palestine is a country of mountains and hills, and it abounds in fountains of water. The murmur of these waters is heard in every dell, and the luxuriant foliage which surrounds them is seen in every plain." Besides its rain-water, its cisterns and fountains, Jerusalem had also an abundant supply of water in the magnificent reservoir called "Solomon's Pools" (q.v.), at the head of the Urtas valley, whence it was conveyed to the city by subterrean channels some 10 miles in length. These have all been long ago destroyed, so that no water from the "Pools" now reaches Jerusalem. Only one fountain has been discovered at Jerusalem, the so-called "Virgins's Fountains," in the valley of Kidron; and only one well (Heb. beer), the Bir Eyub, also in the valley of Kidron, south of the King's Gardens, which has been dug through the solid rock. The inhabitants of Jerusalem are now mainly dependent on the winter rains, which they store in cisterns. (See WELL.)

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