Fountain Definition

fountən
fountains
noun
fountains
A natural spring of water.
Webster's New World
A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
American Heritage
The source or beginning of a stream.
Webster's New World
An artificial spring, jet, or flow of water.
Webster's New World
The basin, pipes, etc. where this flows.
Webster's New World
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verb
To flow or cause to flow like a fountain.
American Heritage

To flow or gush as if from a fountain.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Fountain

Noun

Singular:
fountain
Plural:
fountains

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

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