American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fountain.
- n. One that initiates or dispenses; a source: Damascus—the fount of modern Arab nationalism.
- n. Chiefly British Variant of font2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spring of water; a fountain.
- n. A source; a fountainhead.
- n. Same as font, 2.
- n. something from which water flows
- n. a device from which poultry may drink
- n. figuratively that from which something flows or proceeds
- n. typography, UK, dated A typographic font.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Print.) A font.
- n. A fountain.
- n. a specific size and style of type within a type family
- n. a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water
- From Middle French fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre: to melt. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English and Old French font, both from Latin fōns, font-. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There are three very old images, one at the front, and two on the side; the baptismal fount is surrounded by turned wood, and the choral section has a 20th Century organ.”
“I have no helper76 but my tears that ever flow in fount,”
“The rite of my infancy was performed as became a soldier's son; my fount was my father's helmet, and the first pap I sucked lay on the point of his sword.”
“Of the Devanagari character we have also cast an entire new fount, which is esteemed the most beautiful of the kind in India.”
“Holytaco is 4chan Lite (also known as a fount of puerile, sexist low-brow humor), but this is one of the few gems I've ever seen come out of it.”
“Prof. Adler seems to think that the doctrine of evolution explains only the physical descent of man; for the genesis of the spiritual man, he looks for some supernatural "fount" in the skies.”
“The two were used interchangeably as early as the 1920s, although some whiskered English traditionalists will still insist on "fount" in an elitist way, in the hope that it will stretch their authenticity all the way back to Caxton, the great British printer of Chaucer.”
“The rite of my infancy was performed as became a soldier's son; my fount was my father's helmet and the first pap I sucked lay on the point of his sword. ”
“Like Prophet Jones, Sweet Daddy Grace was a fount of self-love and an idol of the black working class.”
“QE is a fount of misinformation — he is not to be taken seriously.”
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