Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fountainhead; a source.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fountain-head; a source.
  • noun A clutch, button, or other connecting device at the end of an elliptic carriage-spring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fountain or source.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A source of a natural spring.
  • noun figuratively A source.

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Examples

  • The Caribbean Islands have more than 160 species of freshwater fish, about 65 of which are endemic to one or a few islands, and many of these to just a single lake or springhead.

    Montserrat

  • The Caribbean Islands have more than 160 species of freshwater fish, about 65 of which are endemic to one or a few islands, and many of these to just a single lake or springhead.

    Anguilla

  • The Caribbean Islands have more than 160 species of freshwater fish, about 65 of which are endemic to one or a few islands, and many of these to just a single lake or springhead.

    Biological diversity in the Caribbean Islands

  • No river is impassable throughout; whatever difficulties it may present at some distance from its source, you need only make your way up to the springhead, and there you may cross it without wetting more than your ankles.

    Anabasis

  • We are forced to meddle with concerns which are the very fount and springhead of half the hatreds of mankind.

    Hiero

  • Uphill from the tents, near the gushing springhead, sat Chief Wilson, his ample bottom firmly planted on a stump carved into a chair, a dweller ax at his feet.

    Genellan- Planetfall

  • I bring them to our River Lethe (for its springhead rises in the Fortunate Islands, and that other of hell is but a brook in comparison), from which, as soon as they have drunk down a long forgetfulness, they wash away by degrees the perplexity of their minds, and so wax young again.

    In Praise of Folly

  • And then on Sunday morning we found that some one had left the springhead, where our only supply of drinking water came from, uncovered, and a dead bird was floating in it; it had fallen in somehow and got drowned.

    When William Came

  • [293] St.vi. l. 3 well: dell has been conjectured, but the Welsh ffynnon stands for fountain or for springhead, and may have influenced

    The Treasury of Sacred Song

  • We are forced to meddle with concerns which are the very fount and springhead of half the hatreds of mankind.

    Hiero

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