Definition of fountain
1 : the source from which something proceeds or is supplied
2 : a spring of water issuing from the earth
3 : an artificially produced jet of water; also : the structure from which it rises
4 : a reservoir containing a liquid that can be drawn off as needed
5 : soda fountain 2
Examples of fountain in a Sentence
The crowd gathered around the fountain in the plaza.
an endless fountain of inspiration
Recent Examples of fountain from the Web
The House of Charm and House of Hospitality were reconstructed in the 1990s; two arcades were rebuilt; fountains, tiles and sculptures have been restored; and a digital archive has been created of park documents and photographs.
For some reason, walking to the gas station for a fountain drink.
The company fabricates stone, such as marble and granite for use in counter tops, flooring, paving and fountains, with customers primarily being hotels and resorts, according to a letter to the village from a law firm representing the company.
The project, funded by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, will include new benches and other furniture, pavement, landscaping, handrails, lighting, a floating fountain and other amenities.
For months, stiff fines failed to stop a fountain-bathing fad in a city blessed with and born of flowing water.
So Thomas lay down on the fountain as Coombes danced around him, cutting his hair and transforming his shaggy look into a military-style buzz cut.
The Grand Wailea welcomes you with an open atrium, with a fountain at its center and paths that lead the way to its various suites, shops and restaurants.
In a halfhearted nod to the Bellagio, the hotel abuts an underwhelming fountain, the Lake of Dreams.
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Origin and Etymology of fountain
Middle English, from Anglo-French funtaine, fontaine, from Late Latin fontana, from Latin, feminine of fontanus of a spring, from font-, fons
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of fountain
: to flow or spout like a fountain
: to cause to flow like a fountain
First Known Use of fountain
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Definition of fountain for English Language Learners
: a device or structure that sends a stream of water into the air in a garden, park, etc.; also : the water that rises from a fountain
: something that rises into the air like a fountain of water
: the source of something
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