What does Fountain mean?

Definitions for Fountain
ˈfaʊn tnFoun·tain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fountainnoun

    a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises

  2. spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural springnoun

    a natural flow of ground water

  3. fountain, jetnoun

    an artificially produced flow of water

  4. fountain, fountnoun

    a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water

Wiktionary

  1. fountainnoun

    A spring, natural source of water.

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  2. fountainnoun

    An artificial, usually ornamental, water feature (usually in a garden or public place) consisting of one or more streams of water originating from a statue or other structure.

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  3. fountainnoun

    The structure from which an artificial fountain issues

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  4. fountainnoun

    A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn.

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  5. fountainnoun

    A source, origin of a flow (e.g. of favors, of knowledge).

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  6. fountainnoun

    A juggling pattern typically done with an even number of props where each prop is caught by the same hand that thows it.

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  7. fountainnoun

    A soda fountain.

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

  8. fountainverb

    To flow or gush as if from a fountain.

    Etymology: From ; from fontaine (=modern); from fontana, from fontanus, fontaneus, adjectives from fons

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fountainnoun

    a spring of water issuing from the earth

    Etymology: [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]

  2. Fountainnoun

    an artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament

    Etymology: [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]

  3. Fountainnoun

    a reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc

    Etymology: [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]

  4. Fountainnoun

    the source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source

    Etymology: [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount.]

Freebase

  1. Fountain

    A fountain is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative or dramatic effect. Fountains were originally purely functional, connected to springs or aqueducts and used to provide drinking water and water for bathing and washing to the residents of cities, towns and villages. Until the late 19th century most fountains operated by gravity, and needed a source of water higher than the fountain, such as a reservoir or aqueduct, to make the water flow or jet into the air. In addition to providing drinking water, fountains were used for decoration and to celebrate their builders. Roman fountains were decorated with bronze or stone masks of animals or heroes. In the Middle Ages, Moorish and Muslim garden designers used fountains to create miniature versions of the gardens of paradise. King Louis XIV of France used fountains in the Gardens of Versailles to illustrate his power over nature. The baroque decorative fountains of Rome in the 17th and 18th centuries marked the arrival point of restored Roman aqueducts and glorified the Popes who built them.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fountain

    fownt′ān, n. a spring of water, natural or artificial: the structure for a jet of water: the source of anything: a reservoir for holding oil, &c., in a lamp.—ns. Fount, a spring of water: a source; Fount′ain-head, the head or source of a fountain: the beginning.—adj. Fount′ainless, wanting fountains or springs of water.—n. Fount′ain-pen, a pen having a reservoir for holding ink.—adj. Fount′ful, full of springs. [Fr. fontaine—Low L. fontāna—L. fons, fontis, a spring—-fundĕre, to pour.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fountain

    A type of device created and designed in various colors, lights, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles that creates and produces a form of water.

    The local village square has a beautiful fountain with lights.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fountain in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Fountain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Fountain in a Sentence

  1. Chris Waythomas:

    This lava fountain is kind of unusual for Great Sitkin, but it’s been fairly passive at this point.

  2. Bear Hall:

    If [the council] doesn’t want it as a focal point, that’s fine, but we don’t want some ‘foofoo’ fountain either.

  3. Lily Derksen:

    We simply said we would be happy to repair the fountain.

  4. Scott Kelly:

    The telomeres are the things that are in our chromosomes that are indications of our physical age, so as we age, they get shorter – mine got longer in space, so it was a little bit like the fountain of youth – unfortunately when I got back down to Earth they went back down to where they were.

  5. Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU:

    The immorality and amorality reign in the hearts of the 'leaders' of the world, political and religious; from Vatican to Canterbury, and on through their subdivisions, and through the 'Holy Tribunal of The Inquisition', DBA now as The United Nations Security Council. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU As long as governments and religious leaders function in accordance with the daily prescribed rules of ERIS and ARES, PLUTO will be working full time, enjoying the smell of the holocaust of children on the four corners of the Earth. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Blissed are the eyes that can scan the soul of words within their breath of meaning, and reveal the colors of their images with hues of understanding. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU The mind of a Poet is a creative engine of beauty, wonders and grace to diffuse love, harmony; to learn and to teach; to instruct and defend art and the language; and to stimulate intuition and imagination. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Poets have written the most important facts and events of our planet, and of the universe. They have been the fountain of knowledge for historians in all fields of the human culture; for philologists, linguisticians, and grammarians; — mothers, fathers and guardians — of the languages, throughout the history of Mankind. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet may express her/his natural emotions, the intergalactic wonders, or serve as an interpreter for what is possible to exist, could have existed or exists around her/his perception. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Friends are linked by the most powerful energy of the nature of the Human Race; the energy that is the sister of Motherhood; the energy of Friendship. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A free thinker is one that acts self directed, and learns through resourceful thoughts; that questions everything, and knows the words she/he conveys. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Know the words that You use, — for once they are used — they will identify the true picture of one's intelligence. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words are the vehicle of Soul’s creation, and the voice of one’s heart. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Inspiration is a tourist in the artistic land of hard work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU What makes the history of a Poet is not the number of pages written, but the number of souls inspired by her or his work. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a spice for everyone’s cerebral diet; a sublime companion, always present to ignite one’s intellectual dynamo; and to prod the heart to pump beauty.— Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A poem is a precious jar of perfume that needs to be packed accordingly. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Words can have beauty and meaning, but when they are poetized, they have the meaning of beauty. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU A Poet paints with words, and writes with mathematized forms of geometric metaphors. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Any one can learn mathematics, music and letters, and earn a Ph.D. in Poetics, but only a Poet can learn all that, and write with syllables of love and art. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU In English, as in any other language, there are rules that one must follow. In Poetry one must follow the language’s rules, and feel free to improve any branch of the poetic art; one has license to create around, change forms, styles and concepts, but one can never forget that there is no 'poetic license' to ignore the language and its principles. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU Let mankind understand the order of the planet./It’s time for all to gather and sow seed of justice,/Before time disallows use of tools to build ships/To rescue human children from deluge of blood! http://allpoetry.com/poem/6415503 — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU When we understand that we are the human race, there will be no places for Eris and Ares on this planet. — Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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