fountainhead


foun·tain·head

noun \-ˌhed\

: the origin or source of something

Full Definition of FOUNTAINHEAD

1
:  a spring that is the source of a stream
2
:  principal source :  origin

Examples of FOUNTAINHEAD

  1. the fountainhead of the faith
  2. <historically, California has served as the fountainhead of that eclectic group of self-actualization movements known as the New Age>

First Known Use of FOUNTAINHEAD

1585

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