Wellspring meaning

wĕl'sprĭng'
The source of a stream or spring.
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A source.

A wellspring of ideas.

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The source of a stream, spring, etc.; fountainhead.
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A source of abundant and continual supply.

A wellspring of knowledge.

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The source of water for a stream, spring or well; a fountainhead; a wellhead.
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A perennial source of anything; a fountainhead of supply or emanation; resource.
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Origin of wellspring

  • From Middle English wellespring, from Old English wiellspring, wiellÄ¡espring (“spring, fount, fountain"), corresponding to well +"Ž spring. More at well, spring.
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