wellspring

noun well·spring \ ˈwel-ˌspriŋ \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of wellspring

: a source of continual supply
  • a wellspring of information

Examples of wellspring in a Sentence

  1. The tour guide was a wellspring of information.

  2. the nation's colleges and universities were a wellspring for political activism and unrest

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First Known Use of wellspring

before 12th century

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Definition of wellspring for English Language Learners

  • : something or someone that provides a large amount of something : a good source of something



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