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fount

Noun

1 a specific size and style of type within a type family [syn: font, typeface, face]
2 a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water [syn: fountain]

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English

Etymology 1

From Latin fons

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. something from which water flows
  2. (metaphorical) that from which something flows or proceeds
    "He is a real fount of knowledge!"
Synonyms
Translations
something from which water flows
  • Greek: πηγή (pigí), βρύση (vrísi), κρήνη (kríni)
metaphorical source
  • Greek: πηγή (pigí)

Etymology 2

From fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre: to melt.

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

  • /fɒnt/, like font

Noun

  1. A typographic font.

References

  • Bringhurst, Robert (2002). The Elements of Typographic Style, version 2.5, pp 291–2. Vancouver, Hartley & Marks. ISBN 0-88179-133-4.

Extensive Definition

Fount can refer to:

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