fountain

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. spring, jet, spray; fount, source. See cause, water.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A source]
Syn. origin, well, spring, font; see origin 2 .
2. [A jet of water]
Syn. spray, jet, stream, spring, gush, bubbler, drinking fountain, water fountain, water cooler, basin, spout, geyser, pump, spurt, play.
3. [A soda-water dispensary]
Syn. soda fountain, bar, soda bar, ice-cream parlor, drugstore fountain.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. spout jet, fount, spray, gush, geyser, font, spring.
2. source origin, wellspring, birthplace, root, beginning.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A point of origination: beginning, derivation, fount, fountainhead, mother, origin, parent, provenance, provenience, root1, rootstock, source, spring, well1. See START.

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  • Fountain — (deutsch: Brunnen, Fontäne) bezeichnet: den Titel eines Filmes von Darren Aronofsky, siehe The Fountain eine Speedbootmarke aus den USA, Fountain Powerboats Fountain Creek, Fluss in Colorado ein Kunstobjekt von Marcel Duchamp, siehe Fountain… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fountain — Foun tain (foun t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d {Fount}.] 1. A spring of water issuing from the earth. [1913 Webster] 2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fountain — Fountain, CO U.S. city in Colorado Population (2000): 15197 Housing Units (2000): 5219 Land area (2000): 13.997070 sq. miles (36.252243 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014924 sq. miles (0.038652 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.011994 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fountain, CO — U.S. city in Colorado Population (2000): 15197 Housing Units (2000): 5219 Land area (2000): 13.997070 sq. miles (36.252243 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.014924 sq. miles (0.038652 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.011994 sq. miles (36.290895 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fountain, MI — U.S. village in Michigan Population (2000): 175 Housing Units (2000): 89 Land area (2000): 1.007521 sq. miles (2.609467 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.007521 sq. miles (2.609467 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fountain, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 343 Housing Units (2000): 137 Land area (2000): 0.829750 sq. miles (2.149042 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.829750 sq. miles (2.149042 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Fountain, NC — U.S. town in North Carolina Population (2000): 533 Housing Units (2000): 246 Land area (2000): 0.967525 sq. miles (2.505879 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.967525 sq. miles (2.505879 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • fountain — early 15c., spring of water that collects in a pool, from O.Fr. fontaine natural spring (12c.), from L.L. fontana fountain, spring (Cf. Sp., It. fontana), from noun use of fem. of L. fontanus of a spring, from fons (gen. fontis) spring (of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fountain — [fount′ n] n. [ME < OFr fontaine < LL fontana < fem. of L fontanus < fons (gen. fontis), spring, prob. < IE base * dhen , to run, flow > Sans dhanáyati, (he) runs] 1. a natural spring of water 2. the source or beginning of a… …   English World dictionary

  • fountain — ► NOUN 1) an ornamental structure in a pool or lake from which a jet of water is pumped into the air. 2) literary a natural spring of water. 3) a source of something desirable. ► VERB ▪ spurt or cascade like a fountain. ORIGIN Old French fontaine …   English terms dictionary

  • Fountain — (spr. Faunten), Grafschaft im Staate Indiana (Nordamerika), 18 QM.; Flüsse: Wabash River u. Coal Creek; Boden eben, mit Waldungen u. Prairien; fruchtbar; Producte: Mais, Weizen, Hafer, Steinkohlen, Eisen; der Wabash Eriekanal durchschneidet die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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