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Synonyms for fountain
ˈfaʊn tn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fountain(noun)

    a structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises

    natural spring, outflow, fount, jet, outpouring, spring

  2. spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring(noun)

    a natural flow of ground water

    leakage, run, leak, escape, onslaught, give, bound, discharge, springiness, springtime, efflux, spring, leap, flood, fount, gush, saltation, bounce, barrage, jet, natural spring, bombardment, overflow, leaping, outpouring, effluence, flush, outflow

  3. fountain, jet(noun)

    an artificially produced flow of water

    blue jet, spirt, reverse lightning, honey oil, jet-propelled plane, jet, spring, super acid, green, super C, special K, fount, natural spring, squirt, outpouring, jet plane, cat valium, outflow, spurt

  4. fountain, fount(noun)

    a plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water

    natural spring, case, outpouring, fount, spring, jet, typeface, outflow, face, font


  1. fountain(noun)

    fount, wellspring

  2. fountain(noun)

    To flow or gush as if from a fountain.

    wellspring, fount

  3. fountain(noun)

    An artificial, usually ornamental, water feature (usually in a garden or public place) consisting of one or more streams of water originating from a statue or other structure.

    wellspring, fount

  4. fountain(noun)

    The structure from which an artificial fountain issues

    wellspring, fount

  5. fountain(noun)

    A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn.

    fount, wellspring

  6. fountain(noun)

    A source, origin of a flow (e.g. of favors, of knowledge).

    wellspring, fount

  7. fountain(noun)

    A juggling pattern typically done with an even number of props where each prop is caught by the same hand that thows it.

    fount, wellspring

  8. fountain(noun)

    A soda fountain.

    wellspring, fount

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fountain

    The Latin commencement is more formal than the Saxon beginning, as the verb commence, is more formal than begin. Commencement is for the most part restricted to some form of action, while beginning has no restriction, but may be applied to action, state, material, extent, enumeration, or to whatever else may be conceived of as having a first part, point, degree, etc. The letter A is at the beginning (not the commencement) of every alphabet. If we were to speak of the commencement of the Pacific Railroad, we should be understood to refer to the enterprise and its initiatory act; if we were to refer to the roadway we should say "Here is the beginning of the Pacific Railroad." In the great majority of cases begin and beginning are preferable to commence and commencement as the simple, idiomatic English words, always accurate and expressive. "In the beginning was the word," John i, 1. An origin is the point from which something starts or sets out, often involving, and always suggesting causal connection; as, the origin of evil; the origin of a nation, a government, or a family. A source is that which furnishes a first and continuous supply, that which flows forth freely or may be readily recurred to; as, the source of a river; a source of knowledge; a source of inspiration; fertile land is a source (not an origin) of wealth. A rise is thought of as in an action; we say that a lake is the source of a certain river, or that the river takes its rise from the lake. Motley wrote of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic." Fount, fountain, and spring, in their figurative senses, keep close to their literal meaning. Compare CAUSE.

    See synonyms for END.

    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, inauguration, inception, initiation, opening, origin, outset, rise, source, spring, start

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fountain(n.)

    spring, well, font

  2. fountain(n.)

    jet, JET D'EAU

  3. fountain(n.)

    source, original, origin, cause, first principle, fountain-head

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    fontaine, trout

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