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Meaning of SOURCE

Pronunciation:  sowrs

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a facility where something is available
  2. [n]  anything that provides inspiration for later work
  3. [n]  a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  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"
  6. [n]  someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
  7. [n]  a person who supplies information

SOURCE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: author, beginning, generator, germ, informant, origin, reference, root, rootage, seed
 See Also: betrayer, birthplace, blabber, coiner, communicator, cradle, derivation, document, facility, fountainhead, fountainhead, Golconda, gold mine, goldmine, head, headspring, headwaters, home, informer, inspiration, installation, jumping-off place, jumping-off point, leaker, maker, muse, papers, place of origin, point, point source, provenance, publication, rat, shaper, source materials, spring, squealer, trail head, well, wellhead, wellspring, wellspring, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Source\, n. [OE. sours, OF. sourse, surse, sorse, F.
source, fr. OF. sors, p. p. of OF. sordre, surdre, sourdre,
to spring forth or up, F. sourdre, fr. L. surgere to lift or
raise up, to spring up. See {Surge}, and cf. {Souse} to
plunge or swoop as a bird upon its prey.]
1. The act of rising; a rise; an ascent. [Obs.]

         Therefore right as an hawk upon a sours Up springeth
         into the air, right so prayers . . . Maken their
         sours to Goddes ears two.             --Chaucer.

2. The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of
   water or the like; a spring; a fountain.

         Where as the Poo out of a welle small Taketh his
         firste springing and his sours.       --Chaucer.

         Kings that rule Behind the hidden sources of the
         Nile.                                 --Addison.

3. That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its
   cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates;
   first cause.

         This source of ideas every man has wholly in
         himself.                              --Locke.

         The source of Newton's light, of Bacon's sense.

Syn: See {Origin}.

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