Definitions for source
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word source.
beginning, origin, root, rootage, sourcenoun
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, germnoun
anything that provides inspiration for later work
a facility where something is available
a person who supplies information
generator, source, authornoun
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.
Etymology: From sours, from sorse, from sors, past participle of sordre, sourdre, from surgere; see surge. Compare sourd
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: source, French.
Kings that rule
Behind the hidden sources of the Nile. Joseph Addison, Cato.
This second source of men, while yet but few,
With some regard to what is just and right,
Shall lead their lives. John Milton, Parad. Lost.
This is the true source and original of this mischief. South.
Of himself is none;
But that eternal Infinite, and One,
Who never did begin, who ne’er can end,
On him all beings, as their source, depend. Dryden.
That source of art and cultivated thought,
Which they to Rome, and Romans hither brought. Edmund Waller.
A source is a point of origin or supply from which something is obtained or derived. This can refer to a variety of contexts such as a person who provides information, a document from which information is extracted, a physical basis of a river or stream, or a device that generates energy or power.
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The spring or origin of a stream or river, or at least one of the tributaries of supply.
The known origin.
The source of the water was found in the mountains and a joyous sight to the eyes of the community.
Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020
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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
The numerical value of source in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of source in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.
I just simply do not understand the people who seem to think Wayne LaPierre is the The NRA, the NRA is not the gun lobby. We are. We the people, we the members. We're the source of the power, we're the source of their money, we're the source of their influence.
Not only is the truth being manipulated, it is being withheld or being distorted -- people are beginning to adjust to that and accept that and sit there and say,' Well, I'll find another source,' they will seek a source of information and if you're seeking a source of information and relying on one that doesn't value the truth, then that's one set of circumstances.
The thing about a spouse is that your spouse is typically your major source of support. If your spouse becomes your major source of stress, you don’t have a major source of support, and now it’s been replaced by a major source of stress, so you now have a double whammy.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.
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Translations for source
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- مصدر, كود مصدري, مَصْدَر, مصادرArabic
- udspring, kildeDanish
- belegen, Ursprung, Quelle, Quellcode, beziehen, QuellkodeGerman
- πηγή, πηγαίος κώδικαςGreek
- fontana, fuente, código fuenteSpanish
- lähde, hankkiaFinnish
- source, code source, sourcesFrench
- boarneWestern Frisian
- stòrScottish Gaelic
- sousHaitian Creole
- forráskód, forrás, eredet, beszerezHungarian
- աղբյուր, ակունք, ակArmenian
- codice sorgente, fonte, sorgente, tirare fuoriItalian
- 本源, 泉, 源泉Japanese
- کانگه, سهرچاوه, kanîKurdish
- Quellen, QuellLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kopounga, hōkikitanga, mātāwai, tāuru, mātāpunaMāori
- zdrój, źródło, kod źródłowyPolish
- fonte, nascente, cabeceira, código-fonte, exsurgência, origemPortuguese
- izvor, fântână, sursăRomanian
- источник, исходник, ключ, исходный код, истокRussian
- källa, fontän, ursprung, källkodSwedish
- kaynak koduTurkish
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