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

  • n. The language from which a translation is to be made or from which a word is borrowed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The language from which a translation is done.
  • n. The language of the source code to be compiled.

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

  • n. a language that is to be translated into another language


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