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Fountain meaning

fountain - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. A spring of water issuing from the earth.
  2. 2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.
  3. 3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
  4. 4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.

fountain - examples of usage

  1. Between the fountain and the brick house the Congaree road passes to the north. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  2. Below the fountain on his right there was a deep valley, through which the Eutaw creek, five or six feet deep, takes its course towards the north- east. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. When they were gone, he took a little water from the fountain in a bottle, and hurried on to Paris, where he arrived one fine morning. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
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