Synonyms for source
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
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.
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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes
beginning, origin, root, rootage, sourcenoun
the place where something begins, where it springs into being
"the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root"
extraction, start, get-go, showtime, seed, parentage, ascendent, base, pedigree, offset, tooth root, reference, theme, ascendant, informant, root system, rootage, first, etymon, germ, radical, root, kickoff, descent, stemma, ancestor, inception, antecedent, stock, origination, author, lineage, reservoir, origin, line, outset, line of descent, stem, root word, starting time, bloodline, generator, solution, ancestry, beginning, commencement, blood, blood line
a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
"the reporter had two sources for the story"
source, seed, germnoun
anything that provides inspiration for later work
a facility where something is available
a person who supplies information
generator, source, authornoun
someone who originates or causes or initiates something
"he was the generator of several complaints"
(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
"a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
"an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
"he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
extension, rootage, denotation, character reference, acknowledgment, reference point, generator, reference book, author, seed, mention, reservoir, informant, germ, credit, beginning, consultation, origin, point of reference, reference work, computer address, reference, address, quotation, character, root, cite, book of facts, citation
get (a product) from another country or business
"She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"
specify the origin of
"The writer carefully sourced her report"
Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote
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Song lyrics by source -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by source on the Lyrics.com website.
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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
The past is a source of knowledge, and the future is a source of hope. Love of the past implies faith in the future.
Not only is the truth being manipulated, it is being withheld or being distorted -- people are beginning to adjust to that and accept that and sit there and say,' Well, I'll find another source,' they will seek a source of information and if you're seeking a source of information and relying on one that doesn't value the truth, then that's one set of circumstances.
I have testified truthfully before the House Intelligence Committee that Randy Credico was the source who confirmed Assange's June 2016 CNN interview in which the Wikileaks publisher said he had substantial information on Hillary Clinton, as I testified Randy Credico told me this material would be released in October. I now realize that Credico's source was a Wikileaks lawyer and not Assange himself. At no time did Randy Credico tell me what the source, content or scope of the WikiLeaks disclosures would be. I would note that Randy Credico has avoided testifying on these matters under oath. If Randy Credico is compelled to testify I would urge Randy Credico to simply tell the truth.
Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.
Translations for source
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- مصدر, كود مصدري, مَصْدَر, مصادرArabic
- udspring, kildeDanish
- belegen, Ursprung, Quelle, Quellcode, beziehen, QuellkodeGerman
- πηγή, πηγαίος κώδικαςGreek
- fontana, fuente, código fuenteSpanish
- lähde, hankkiaFinnish
- source, code source, sourcesFrench
- boarneWestern Frisian
- stòrScottish Gaelic
- sousHaitian Creole
- forráskód, forrás, eredet, beszerezHungarian
- աղբյուր, ակունք, ակArmenian
- codice sorgente, fonte, sorgente, tirare fuoriItalian
- 本源, 泉, 源泉Japanese
- کانگه, سهرچاوه, kanîKurdish
- Quellen, QuellLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kopounga, hōkikitanga, mātāwai, tāuru, mātāpunaMāori
- zdrój, źródło, kod źródłowyPolish
- fonte, nascente, cabeceira, código-fonte, exsurgência, origemPortuguese
- izvor, fântână, sursăRomanian
- источник, исходник, ключ, исходный код, истокRussian
- källa, fontän, ursprung, källkodSwedish
- kaynak koduTurkish
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