Fountain

Definition of Fountain

Foun´tain   Pronunciation: foun´tĭn
n.1.A spring of water issuing from the earth.
2.An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.
3.A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
4.The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
Judea, the fountain of the gospel.
- Fuller.
Author of all being,
Fountain of light, thyself invisible.
- Milton.
Air fountain
See under Air.
Fountain heead
primary source; original; first principle.
Fountain inkstand
an inkstand having a continual supply of ink, as from elevated reservoir.
- Young.
Fountain lamp
a lamp fed with oil from an elevated reservoir.
Fountain pen
a pen with a reservoir in the handle which furnishes a supply of ink.
Fountain pump
a - A structure for a fountain, having the form of a pump.
b - A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for watering plants, etc.
Fountain shell
(Zool.) the large West Indian conch shell (Strombus gigas).
Fountain of youth
a mythical fountain whose waters were fabled to have the property of renewing youth.

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