What does Fountain mean?

Definitions for Fountain
ˈfaʊn tnFoun·tain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fountain(noun)

    a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises

  2. spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring(noun)

    a natural flow of ground water

  3. fountain, jet(noun)

    an artificially produced flow of water

  4. fountain, fount(noun)

    a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water

Wiktionary

  1. fountain(Noun)

    A spring, natural source of water.

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

  2. fountain(Noun)

    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. fountain(Noun)

    The structure from which an artificial fountain issues

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

  4. fountain(Noun)

    A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn.

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

  5. fountain(Noun)

    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. fountain(Noun)

    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. fountain(Noun)

    A soda fountain.

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

  8. fountain(Verb)

    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. Fountain(noun)

    a spring of water issuing from the earth

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

  2. Fountain(noun)

    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. Fountain(noun)

    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. Fountain(noun)

    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. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    Two people sit by the Barcaccia fountain near almost empty Spanish Steps, in Rome on Tuesday. ( AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Premier Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday said he will consider requests to toughen Italys already extraordinary anti-virus lockdown. Adding to its efforts, the Italian government also announced a $ 28 billion allocation to fight the outbreak on both medical and economic fronts. The first measures, expected to be outlined Friday, will support health services, the civil protection agency and the labor market. The Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade appeared almost desert in Milan on Wednesday as Italy mulls even tighter restrictions on daily life. ( AP Photo/Luca Bruno) The World Health Organizationon Wednesdaydeclared the virus a pandemic, noting that the number of cases outside China had exploded13-fold over the past two weeks. There are now more than 118,000 cases of COVID-19 in 114 countries, with 4,291 deaths, WHO Director-GeneralTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. Other European nations are issuing measures to slow down and control the spread of the virus, and provide a cushion for the economic shock of the outbreak. Spain Spains coronavirus cases have surpassed 2,000, with roughly half of them in the Madrid region, where two-thirds of the countrys 47 virus-related deaths have occurred, the Health Ministry said Wednesday. The number of cases saw a 60 percent increase since Tuesday. United States TOURISTS QUARANTINED IN SPANISH HOTEL AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS : HEALTH OFFICIALS Madrids fatalities are high because much of the contagion there is taking place in nursing homes, said Fernando Simn, director of Spains health emergency center. Empty shelves are seen in a supermarket as people begin to stock up on provisions in Madrid on Tuesday. ( AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Schools and universities in Madrid and two northern regions have been ordered to close for two weeks to help slow the outbreaks spread. Workers were urged to telecommute to help reduce crowds on public transit. Denmark The Scandinavian country saw a 191 percent spike in Spain Spains coronavirus cases, with 90 more infections confirmed on Wednesday, for a total of at least 262. Local Denmark SEES FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE IN MAN RETURNING FROM ITALY VACATION Denmarks leaders have advised the public to avoid using public transportation, while some schools also closed, Local Denmark reported. Health officials also have advised against shaking hands, a measure that has suspended naturalization ceremonies, which require a mandatory handshake by law, The New York Times reported. Germany With at least 1,300 infections as of Wednesday, Germany so far has only three deaths a low rate that experts attributeto rapid testing as the outbreak unfolded. German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a warning, citingexpert estimates that up to 70 percent of the population could be infected with the virus. HOW IS GERMANY CONTROLLING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK ? You have to understand that if the virus is there, and the population has no immunity yet to this virus, there are no vaccines and no therapy so far, a high percentage experts say 60 to 70 percent of the population will be infected.

  2. George Gordon Byron:

    To fly from, need not be to hate, makind All are not fit with them to stir and toil, Nor is it discontent to keep the mind Deep in its fountain.

  3. Olive Schreiner:

    Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. You may dam up the fountain of water, and make it a stagnant marsh, or you may let it run free and do its work; but you cannot say whether it shall be there; it is there. And it will act, if not openly for good, then covertly for evil; but it will act.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Talk not of wasted affection, affection never was wasted, If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters returning Back to their springs, like the rain shall fill them full of refreshment; That which the fountain sends forth returns again to the fountain.

  5. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi:

    You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains.

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