Fount definition

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One that initiates or dispenses; a source.

Damascus—the fount of modern Arab nationalism.

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A source.
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A fountain.
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(old poet.) A fountain or spring.
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Something from which water flows.
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(figuratively) That from which something flows or proceeds.

He is a real fount of knowledge!

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(typography, UK, dated) A typographic font.
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A device from which poultry may drink.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fount
Plural:
founts

Origin of fount

  • Middle English from Old English Old French font both from Latin fōns font-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre: to melt.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of fountain

    From Wiktionary