Synonyms and Antonyms of source

  1. 1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided we were uncertain as to the source of the rumors a source of inspiration Synonyms cradle, font, fountain, fountainhead, origin, root, seedbed, spring, well, wellspring Related Words beginning, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold; baseline, first base, ground zero, square one

  2. 2 the beginning part of a stream 19th-century explorers who sought the source of the Nile Synonyms head, headstream, headwaterRelated Words fountain, fountainhead, geyser, headspring, hot spring, spring, wellspring; branch, feeder, tributary

  3. 3 something mentioned in a text as providing related and especially supporting information the professor asked the students to have at least five different sources for their papers Synonyms authority, referenceRelated Words citation, excerpt, extract, quotation; caption, cross-reference, footnote, note

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a trip made at another's expense

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