Definitions for wellspringˈwɛlˌsprɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the head or source of a spring, stream, river, or the like; fountainhead.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. a continuous, seemingly inexhaustible source or supply of something:

    a wellspring of affection.

Origin of wellspring:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wellhead, wellspring(noun)

    the source of water for a well

  2. well, wellspring, fountainhead(noun)

    an abundant source

    "she was a well of information"


  1. wellspring(Noun)

    The source of water for a stream, spring or well; a fountainhead; a wellhead.

  2. wellspring(Noun)

    A source of something.

  3. Origin: From wellespring, from wiellspring, wiellgespring, corresponding to . More at well, spring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wellspring(noun)

    a fountain; a spring; a source of continual supply


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