Definitions for sourcesɔrs, soʊrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sourcesɔrs, soʊrs(n.; v.)sourced, sourc•ing.

  1. (n.)any thing or place from which something comes or is obtained; origin.

  2. the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.

  3. a book, person, document, etc., supplying esp. firsthand information.

  4. a manufacturer or supplier.

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  5. Archaic. a natural spring or fountain.

  6. (v.t.)to give as the source of, as a quotation.

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  7. to obtain from a given supplier.

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Origin of source:

1300–50; ME sours (n.) < OF sors (masc.), sourse, source (fem.), n. use of ptp. of sourdre < L surgere to spring up or forth

source′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning, origin, root, rootage, source(noun)

    the place where something begins, where it springs into being

    "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"

  2. source(noun)

    a document (or organization) from which information is obtained

    "the reporter had two sources for the story"

  3. source, seed, germ(noun)

    anything that provides inspiration for later work

  4. source(noun)

    a facility where something is available

  5. informant, source(noun)

    a person who supplies information

  6. generator, source, author(noun)

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

  7. source(noun)

    (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system

    "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"

  8. reservoir, source(noun)

    anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

    "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"

  9. reference, source(verb)

    a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

    "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"

  10. source(verb)

    get (a product) from another country or business

    "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"

  11. source(verb)

    specify the origin of

    "The writer carefully sourced her report"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. source(noun)ɔrs, soʊrs

    the cause of sth

    the source of the problem

  2. sourceɔrs, soʊrs

    the origin or a supply of sth

    Red meat is a good source of iron.

  3. sourceɔrs, soʊrs

    sb who gives information to journalists, the police, etc.

    The information comes from a reliable source.

Wiktionary

  1. source(Noun)

    The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.

  2. source(Noun)

    Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.

  3. source(Noun)

    A reporter's informant.

  4. source(Noun)

    Source code.

  5. source(Noun)

    The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).

  6. source(Verb)

    To obtain or procure:

  7. source(Verb)

    To find information about (a quotation)'s source : to find a citation for.

  8. Origin: From sours, from sorse, from sors, past participle of sordre, sourdre, from surgere; see surge. Compare sourd

Webster Dictionary

  1. Source(noun)

    the act of rising; a rise; an ascent

  2. Source(noun)

    the rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain

  3. Source(noun)

    that from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause

Freebase

  1. Source

    Zdroj is a 2005 Czech documentary directed by Martin Mareček and written by Martin Mareček and Martin Skalský. The film explores the civil rights abuses by the Ilham Aliyev regime of Azerbaijan during the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, such as eminent domain violations in appropriating land for the pipeline's route, and criticism of the government leading to arrest.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. source

    [very common] In reference to software, source is invariably shorthand for ‘source code’, the preferred human-readable and human-modifiable form of the program. This is as opposed to object code, the derived binary executable form of a program. This shorthand readily takes derivative forms; one may speak of “the sources of a system” or of “having source”.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. source

    1. A person, thing, or activity from which information is obtained. 2. In clandestine activities, a person (agent), normally a foreign national, in the employ of an intelligence activity for intelligence purposes. 3. In interrogation activities, any person who furnishes information, either with or without the knowledge that the information is being used for intelligence purposes. In this context, a controlled source is in the employment or under the control of the intelligence activity and knows that the information is to be used for intelligence purposes. An uncontrolled source is a voluntary contributor of information and may or may not know that the information is to be used for intelligence purposes. See also agent; collection agency.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'source' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1080

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'source' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2986

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'source' in Nouns Frequency: #252


Translations for source

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

source(noun)

the place, person, circumstance, thing etc from which anything begins or comes

They have discovered the source of the trouble.

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