wellspring

noun
well·​spring | \ ˈwel-ˌspriŋ How to pronounce wellspring (audio) \

Definition of wellspring

: a source of continual supply a wellspring of information

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Examples of wellspring in a Sentence

The tour guide was a wellspring of information. the nation's colleges and universities were a wellspring for political activism and unrest

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There's a wellspring of light-up vanity mirror options on the market that can help you avoid the aforementioned beauty blunder, and the best part is that most of them are available on Amazon. Allure, "The Best Vanity Mirrors With Lights You Can Get From Amazon," 11 June 2019 Remember, sweet Pisces, that your characteristic wellsprings of compassion start with curiosity. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 While Pixi Beauty has a wellspring of amazing makeup and skin-care products worth trying, the brand is undoubtedly best known for its iconic Glow Tonic. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Pixi Beauty Just Dropped an On-the-Glow Stick Version of Its Best-Selling Glow Tonic," 7 Mar. 2019 Both the Queen and Prince Charles possess large semiprivate ancestral landholdings that serve as wellsprings of their wealth. David Mcclure, Town & Country, "How Queen Elizabeth's Fortune Is Divided Among the Members of the Royal Family," 16 Feb. 2019 The holidays have prompted a wellspring of temporary shops in the city designed to bring the wealth of extended sizing options available online into the real world. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "A New Wave of Size-Inclusive Pop-Ups Is Shaking Up the Holiday Shopping Experience," 5 Dec. 2018 Yet there’s a wellspring of genuine feeling in this time-hopping sequel, framed as an origin story. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Review: A Pop Sequel With Pep," 19 July 2018 It’s been called the progenitor of neo-Dadaism, the wellspring of a vast amount of absurdist millennial humor that’s pushed out of its niche Tumblr basement to hit the mainstream corridors of the internet. Aja Romano, Vox, "Tumblr’s adult content ban is already harming the site’s vibrant community.," 5 Dec. 2018 Those same loans became the wellspring of Donald Trump’s wealth. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of wellspring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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wellspring

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wellspring

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

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