a fountain of something

literary
someone or something that provides a supply of something

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) fountain of something — a fountain of something literary phrase someone or something that provides a supply of something Thesaurus: someone who givessynonym Main entry: fountain …   Useful english dictionary

  • fountain — foun|tain [ fauntn ] noun count * a structure through which a stream of water is pumped into the air and falls down again: The park s ornamental fountain is carved from marble. a. a piece of equipment that you drink water from, usually in a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fountain — [[t]fa͟ʊntɪn[/t]] fountains 1) N COUNT A fountain is an ornamental feature in a pool or lake which consists of a long narrow stream of water that is forced up into the air by a pump. 2) N COUNT: usu N of n A fountain of a liquid is an amount of… …   English dictionary

  • fountain */ — UK [ˈfaʊntɪn] / US [ˈfaʊnt(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms fountain : singular fountain plural fountains 1) a structure through which a stream of water is pumped into the air and falls down again The park s ornamental fountain is carved from… …   English dictionary

  • Something Special (TV series) — Something Special Screenshot from title credits from series 4 Also known as Something Special: Out and About Genre …   Wikipedia

  • fountain — ► NOUN 1) an ornamental structure in a pool or lake from which a jet of water is pumped into the air. 2) literary a natural spring of water. 3) a source of something desirable. ► VERB ▪ spurt or cascade like a fountain. ORIGIN Old French fontaine …   English terms dictionary

  • fountain — foun|tain [ˈfauntın US ˈfauntn] n [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: fontaine, from Latin fons place where water comes out of the ground ] 1.) a structure from which water is pushed up into the air, used for example as decoration in a garden or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fountain Valley (British Columbia) — This article is for the valley and rural community near Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. For the city in California see Fountain Valley, California.The Fountain Valley, officially named the Three Lake Valley and also known as the Fountain… …   Wikipedia

  • fountain — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French funtaine, fontaine, from Late Latin fontana, from Latin, feminine of fontanus of a spring, from font , fons Date: 14th century 1. the source from which something proceeds or is supplied 2. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fountain — noun (C) 1 a structure from which water is sent up into the air, which is often in a small pool 2 a flow of liquid, or of something bright and colourful that goes straight up into the air (+ of): A fountain of sparks shot high into the night sky …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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