n.1.The act of rising; a rise; an ascent.
2.The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain.
3.That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause.
This source of ideas every man has wholly in himself.
- Locke.
The source of Newton's light, of Bacon's sense.
- Pope.
Noun1.source - the place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
2.source - a person who supplies information
Synonyms: informant
3.source - a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
Synonyms: reference
4.source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
5.source - a facility where something is available
6.source - anything that provides inspiration for later work
Synonyms: germ, seed
7.source - someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints"
Synonyms: author, generator
8.source - (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
sink - (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system; "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"
9.source - anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
Synonyms: reservoir
Verb1.source - get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"
2.source - specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report"
source - source code
adviser, ambition, announcer, annunciator, antecedent, aspiration, author, authority, authorship, basis, begetter, beginning, birthplace, bonanza, calling, channel, commencement, communicant, communicator, conception, consideration, cornucopia, creator, dawn, dawning, derivation, documentation, enlightener, expert witness, font, fount, fountain, fountainhead, genesis, goal, gold mine, gossipmonger, grapevine, grass roots, ground, guiding light, guiding star, head, headstream, headwater, headwaters, ideal, inception, informant, information center, information medium, informer, inspiration, intention, interviewee, lode, lodestar, mainspring, matter, mine, monitor, mother, mouthpiece, newsmonger, notifier, onset, opening, original, origination, originator, outset, parent, paternity, press, provenance, provenience, public relations officer, publisher, quarry, radical, radio, radix, reporter, resource, rise, rising, riverhead, root, roots, rootstock, sake, score, source of supply, spokesman, staple, starting, stem, stock, taproot, television, teller, tipster, tout, ulterior motive, vein, vocation, well, wellhead, wellspring, whence, witness
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sour cherry tree
sour cream
sour dock
sour fig
sour gourd
sour grapes
sour grass
sour gum
sour mash
sour mash whiskey
sour orange
Sour plum
sour salt
Sour tupelo
sour-gum family
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source book
source code
source code escrow
source language
source materials
source of all good bits
source of illumination
source package
source program
source route
source routing
Sources of the law
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