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"
a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
"the reporter had two sources for the story"
source, seed, germ(noun)
anything that provides inspiration for later work
a facility where something is available
a person who supplies information
generator, source, author(noun)
someone who originates or causes or initiates something
"he was the generator of several complaints"
(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
"a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
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"
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"
get (a product) from another country or business
"She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"
specify the origin of
"The writer carefully sourced her report"
The person, place or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.
Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.
A reporter's informant.
The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
To obtain or procure:
To find information about (a quotation)'s source : to find a citation for.
Origin: From sours, from sorse, from sors, past participle of sordre, sourdre, from surgere; see surge. Compare sourd
the act of rising; a rise; an ascent
the rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain
that from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sōrs, n. that from which anything rises or originates: origin: the spring from which a stream flows. [O. Fr. sorse (Fr. source), from sourdre (It. sorgere)—L. surgĕre, to raise up, to rise.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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. 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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'source' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1080
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'source' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2986
Rank popularity for the word 'source' in Nouns Frequency: #252
cerous, 'course, course
The numerical value of source in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of source in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
Because of the way it [the methane] behaves, we believe it's a smaller, closer source [rather] than it is a bigger, further away source.
So long as we have not identified a source, we must investigate in all directions and cannot take part in the sometimes wild speculation (about the contamination source).
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Translations for source
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- مَصْدَر, كود مصدري, مصادر, مصدرArabic
- kilde, udspringDanish
- Quelle, Quellcode, belegen, beziehen, Quellkode, UrsprungGerman
- πηγή, πηγαίος κώδικαςGreek
- fuente, fontana, código fuenteSpanish
- hankkia, lähdeFinnish
- source, sources, code sourceFrench
- boarneWestern Frisian
- stòrScottish Gaelic
- sousHaitian Creole
- forrás, forráskód, beszerez, eredetHungarian
- աղբյուր, ակ, ակունքArmenian
- sorgente, tirare fuori, fonte, codice sorgenteItalian
- 源泉, 本源, 泉Japanese
- سهرچاوه, kanî, کانگهKurdish
- Quell, QuellenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kopounga, mātāpuna, tāuru, mātāwai, hōkikitangaMāori
- źródło, kod źródłowy, zdrójPolish
- exsurgência, fonte, origem, código-fonte, cabeceira, nascentePortuguese
- sursă, izvor, fântânăRomanian
- исток, исходный код, ключ, исходник, источникRussian
- källkod, ursprung, källa, fontänSwedish
- kaynak koduTurkish
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