Definition of Fountain

1. Noun. A structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises.

Specialized synonyms: Bubbler, Drinking Fountain, Water Fountain
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

2. Noun. A natural flow of ground water.

3. Noun. An artificially produced flow of water.
Exact synonyms: Jet
Generic synonyms: Flow, Flowing
Derivative terms: Jet

4. Noun. A plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water.
Exact synonyms: Fount
Generic synonyms: Plumbing Fixture

Definition of Fountain

1. n. A spring of water issuing from the earth.

Definition of Fountain

1. Noun. (originally) A spring, natural source of water. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. The structure from which an artificial fountain issues ¹

4. Noun. A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn. ¹

5. Noun. A source, origin of a flow (e.g. of favors, of knowledge). ¹

6. Noun. A juggling pattern typically done with an even number of props where each prop is caught by the same hand that thows it. ¹

7. Noun. (American English) A soda fountain. ¹

8. Verb. To flow or gush as if from a fountain. ¹

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Definition of Fountain

1. to flow like a fountain (a spring of water) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fountain

foundling hospital
foundling wheel
foundry proof
foundryman's fever
fount of honor
fount of honour
fountain (current term)
fountain code
fountain codes
fountain decussation
fountain pen
fountain pens
fountain water

Literary usage of Fountain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"fountain OP CUVIER. At Paris, near the Jardín dea Plantes ; built in the reign ... fountain OF GRENELLE. At Paris, in the southwest, on the Bue de Grenelle. ..."

2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"He (•ailed from Porto Rico in search of it in March, 1013, and found an island but no fountain. Pushing on, he discovered the mainland March 27, and, ..."

3. The Cumulative Book Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1901)
"those who appreciate the luxury of a good fountain Pen, our NKW ST.%M>AKI>, with its perfect construction, finish and action will certainly appeal. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"THE fountain OF TEARS IF YOU go over desert and mountain, Far into the country of sorrow, To-day and to-night and to-morrow, And maybe for months and for ..."

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