fount

noun (1)
\ ˈfau̇nt How to pronounce fount (audio) \

Definition of fount

 (Entry 1 of 2)

fount

noun (2)
\ ˈfänt How to pronounce fount (audio) , ˈfau̇nt How to pronounce fount (audio) \

Definition of fount (Entry 2 of 2)

British
: a type font

First Known Use of fount

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

circa 1683, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fount

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French funte, founte, from Latin font-, fons

Noun (2)

French fonte, from Middle French — more at font

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“Fount.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fount. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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fount

noun
\ ˈfau̇nt How to pronounce fount (audio) \

Kids Definition of fount

: source sense 1 She was a fount of knowledge about wildlife.

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