beginning, origin, root, rootage, source(noun)
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, germ(noun)
anything that provides inspiration for later work
a facility where something is available
a person who supplies information
generator, source, author(noun)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use source in a sentence?
Even though we continue to expect personal spending to remain a key source of support for economic activity this quarter, this report does point to a very weak start to the quarter.
Our approach as a state is to not rely on any single source, we're also going out and giving contracts with the private sector for a significant amount of protective equipment.
No one was without damage, and we were prepared, i was lucky. I have a concrete house, unfortunately I (can) not say the same for many of my fellow Chuukese. Ships have sunk. Homes destroyed. Breadfruits, mangoes, bananas and coconuts, our local source of food ... trimmed down to just stems and branches.
Perpetually restless, Thomas Wolfe was “without a home — a vagabond since [he] was seven” and seeking out where he belonged physically (i.e. in Asheville, his home or Harvard) as well as intellectually. This concept that he was indeed without a father led him to gain greater understanding, eventually realizing that his search for a patriarch was not merely a “father in the flesh,” but a substitution for God, a guiding light, and an alluring source of inspiration.
There's a motto at Toyota Constantia, a Japanese phrase' genji kembutso,' it means go the source and see for yourself. That is the secret of Toyota Constantia, being local in every market where it serves. They have gone to the source and tried to say... how do we respond to those issues ?
Translations for source
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- مَصْدَر, كود مصدري, مصادر, مصدرArabic
- kilde, udspringDanish
- Quelle, Quellcode, belegen, beziehen, Quellkode, UrsprungGerman
- πηγή, πηγαίος κώδικαςGreek
- fuente, fontana, código fuenteSpanish
- hankkia, lähdeFinnish
- source, sources, code sourceFrench
- boarneWestern Frisian
- stòrScottish Gaelic
- sousHaitian Creole
- forrás, forráskód, beszerez, eredetHungarian
- աղբյուր, ակ, ակունքArmenian
- sorgente, tirare fuori, fonte, codice sorgenteItalian
- 源泉, 本源, 泉Japanese
- سهرچاوه, kanî, کانگهKurdish
- Quell, QuellenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kopounga, mātāpuna, tāuru, mātāwai, hōkikitangaMāori
- źródło, kod źródłowy, zdrójPolish
- exsurgência, fonte, origem, código-fonte, cabeceira, nascentePortuguese
- sursă, izvor, fântânăRomanian
- исток, исходный код, ключ, исходник, источникRussian
- källkod, ursprung, källa, fontänSwedish
- kaynak koduTurkish
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