HyperDic: source

English > 11 senses of the word source:
NOUNlocationsource, beginning, origin, root, rootagethe place where something begins, where it springs into being
communicationsourcea document (or organization) from which information is obtained
cognitionsource, seed, germanything that provides inspiration for later work
artifactsourcea facility where something is available
person source, informanta person who supplies information
person source, generator, authorsomeone who originates or causes or initiates something
processsource(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
objectsource, reservoiranything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
communicationsource, referencea publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
VERBpossessionsourceget (a product) from another country or business
cognitionsourcespecify the origin of
source > pronunciation
Soundssao'rs
Rhymesairforce ... workhorse: 29 rhymes with aors...
English > source: 11 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe place where something begins, where it springs into being.
Example "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"
Synonymsbeginning, origin, root, rootage
Narrowerbirthplace, cradle, place of origin, provenance, provenienceWhere something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
derivationThe source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
fountainhead, headspring, headThe source of water from which a stream arises
headwaterThe source of a river
homeplace where something began and flourished
jumping-off place, point of departureA place from which an enterprise or expedition is launched
point sourceA concentrated source (especially of radiation or pollution) that is spatially constricted
springA point at which water issues forth
trail head, trailheadThe beginning of a trail
wellhead, wellspringThe source of water for a well
BroaderpointThe precise location of something
Spanishfuente, germen, nacimiento, origen, principio, raíz, venero
Catalanarrel, germen, naixement, origen, procedència
English > source: 11 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA document (or organization) from which information is obtained.
Example"the reporter had two sources for the story"
Narrowersource materialsPublications from which information is obtained
well, wellspring, fountainheadAn abundant source
Broaderdocument, written document, paperswriting that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
Spanishfuente de información, fuente
Catalanfont d'informació, font
Verbssourcespecify the origin of
English > source: 11 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningAnything that provides inspiration for later work.
Synonymsseed, germ
NarrowermuseThe source of an artist's inspiration
taprootSomething that provides an important central source for growth or development
Broaderinspirationarousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
Spanishfuente, germen, semilla
Catalangermen
English > source: 11 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA facility where something is available.
NarrowerGolcondaA source of great wealth (especially a mine)
goldmine, gold mineA good source of something that is desired
Broaderfacility, installationA building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
Spanishcanal, fuente
Catalancanal
Verbssourceget (a product) from another country or business
English > source: 11 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA person who supplies information.
Synonyminformant
Narrowerinformer, betrayer, rat, squealer, blabberOne who reveals confidential information in return for money
leakerA surreptitious informant
passive sourceAn informant who is not assigned to obtain specific intelligence but who routinely passes on whatever information he or she has
whistle blower, whistle-blower, whistleblowerAn informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it
BroadercommunicatorA person who communicates with others
Spanishfuente, informador, informante
Catalanfont, informador, informant
English > source: 11 senses > noun 6, person
Meaningsomeone who originates or causes or initiates something.
Synonymsgenerator, author
Narrowercoinersomeone who is a source of new words or new expressions
Broadermaker, shaperA person who makes things
Spanishartífice, autor
Catalanartífex, autor
English > source: 11 senses > noun 7, process
Meaning(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system.
Examples
  • "a heat source"
  • "a source of carbon dioxide"
Categoryengineering, engineering science, applied science, technologyThe discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
NarroweroriginThe source of something's existence or from which it derives or is derived
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Oppositesink(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
English > source: 11 senses > noun 8, object
MeaningAnything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies.
Synonymreservoir
BroaderthingA separate and self-contained entity
English > source: 11 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to.
Example "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
Synonymreference
BroaderpublicationA copy of a printed work offered for distribution
Spanishfuente, referencia
Catalanfont, referència
Verbssourcespecify the origin of
English > source: 11 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGet (a product) from another country or business.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"She sourced a supply of carpet"
NarroweroutsourceObtain goods or services from an outside supplier
BroaderobtainCome into possession of
Nounssourcea facility where something is available
English > source: 11 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningSpecify the origin of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The writer carefully sourced her report"
Broaderdocumentsupport or supply with references
Nounssourcea document (or organization) from which information is obtained
sourcea publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

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