2 a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water [syn: fountain]
Etymology 1From Latin fons
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- Rhymes: -aʊnt
- something from which water flows
- (metaphorical) that from which something flows or proceeds
- "He is a real fount of knowledge!"
something from which water flows
- Greek: πηγή (pigí), βρύση (vrísi), κρήνη (kríni)
- Greek: πηγή (pigí)
- /fɒnt/, like font
- A typographic font.
- Bringhurst, Robert (2002). The Elements of Typographic Style, version 2.5, pp 291–2. Vancouver, Hartley & Marks. ISBN 0-88179-133-4.
Fount can refer to:
- A spring or fountain (mostly literary or poetic), and thus, metaphorically, a source of something beneficial (as in fount of knowledge, wisdom etc.)
- The traditional English spelling of the once Americanized (1828) 'font' (i.e. typeface).
- FOUNT (publication) – a publication for Lutheran women.
- A fount is also a type of plumbing fixture.
- A fontinelle or a wellspring.