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Definition of Fountain


  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.

Fountain Quotations

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
George Edward Moore

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Sophia Loren

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving

The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.
Sigmund Freud

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
John Locke
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Fountain Translations

fountain in Afrikaans is bron
fountain in Dutch is fontein
fountain in Finnish is kaivo
fountain in Italian is sorgente, origine, fontano, fontana a getto, pozzo
fountain in Latin is fons
fountain in Portuguese is fonte, nascente
fountain in Spanish is procedencia, fuente, pozo
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