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

Definition of wellspring

: a source of continual supply a wellspring of information

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
Recent Examples on the Web Our imaginations are a wellspring of self-affirmation that never leave us. Alex Wagner, SPIN, 31 Mar. 2022 The film doesn’t shy from attempting to plumb the seemingly bottomless depths of Hawk’s motivational wellspring to invent and perfect skateboarding tricks. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2022 As a Ukrainian, Levykin knew that there was a wellspring of rocket know-how in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 17 Mar. 2022 Now Mika is in elementary school, and Yang, who teaches her Chinese and is a wellspring of facts about her birth country’s history and culture, has practically become a member of the family. Los Angeles Times, 3 Mar. 2022 The pampered joker prince would soon find grounding, purpose, and a new wellspring of maternal pride. Simon Usborne, Town & Country, 13 Mar. 2022 First came her stubborn fidelity to figuration in times favoring abstraction, and then her eschewal of Pop and postmodernist irony—as opposed to humor, a wellspring of her creativity. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2022 Even streamers’ concerns about losing this source of content have been transformed into a wellspring of content. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 All those people have become part of an ever-growing wellspring of support over the years. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wellspring

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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24 Apr 2022

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“Wellspring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wellspring. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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