Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fountainhead; a source.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fountainhead; a source.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fountain; source.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Origin; source; fountainhead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the source of water from which a stream arises

Etymologies

From Middle English head +‎ spring (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Making a fresh start from Fort Mandan, upon the seventh of April, 1805, there ensued a toilsome experience all the way to the headspring of

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • The streams which pour down the southern scarp of the Mediterranean Alps along the Riviera di Ponente, near Genoa, have short courses, and a brisk walk of a couple of hours or even less takes you from the sea-beach to the headspring of many of them.

    Earth as Modified by Human Action, The~ Chapter 03 (historical)

  • Now, the divine recognition of believers 'children, as standing in a special covenanted relation with God, is the headspring of infant dedication by the use of a rite.

    Bertha and Her Baptism

  • Ponente, near Genoa, have short courses, and a brisk walk of a couple of hours or even less takes you from the sea-beach to the headspring of many of them.

    The Earth as Modified by Human Action

  • 'One need not go to heaven to predict imminent changes and revolutions,' says that other philosopher, who scribbles on this same subject about these days in such an entertaining manner, and who brings so many 'buckets' from 'the headspring of sciences,' to water his plants in this field in particular.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • From the height of the headspring the water would be thrown many feet high; I should think allowing for the friction in coming so long a distance, about « the difference of level between the lawn & the head spring.

    Letters Concerning the Founding of the University of Virginia, 1827

  • She is known to many college gymnastics fans for her back headspring signature move that leaves fans breathless.

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

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  • Please note that the reach of river from Allingham Bridge upstream to the Metolius headspring is currently closed to angling to protect spawning redband.

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  • "I said, 'I'm going to do a back headspring' and my friends said, 'Don't you mean a back handspring?' and I said, 'No, I'm going to use my head instead.'

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

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