Fountain meaning

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A natural spring of water.
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The source or beginning of a stream.
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A source or origin of anything.

A fountain of knowledge.

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A container or reservoir, as for ink or oil.
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(originally) A spring, natural source of water.
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A reservoir or chamber containing a supply of liquid that can be siphoned off as needed.
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A soda fountain.
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A drinking fountain.
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A point of origin or dissemination; a source.

The library, a fountain of information.

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To flow or cause to flow like a fountain.
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An artificial, usually ornamental, water feature (usually in a garden or public place) consisting of one or more streams of water originating from a statue or other structure.
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The structure from which an artificial fountain issues.
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A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn.
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A source, origin of a flow (e.g. of favors, of knowledge).
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A juggling pattern typically done with an even number of props where each prop is caught by the same hand that thows it.
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(US) A soda fountain.
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To flow or gush as if from a fountain.
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A spring, especially the source of a stream.
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Origin of fountain

  • Middle English from Old French fontaine from Late Latin fontāna from Latin feminine of fontānus of a spring from fōns font- spring

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

  • From Middle English; from Old French fontaine (=modern); from Late Latin fontana, from Latin fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons (“spring, source”)

    From Wiktionary