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Synonyms for source
sɔrs, soʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    sink

  2. source(noun)

    a document (or organization) from which information is obtained

    "the reporter had two sources for the story"

    Synonyms:
    origin, beginning, reservoir, seed, informant, rootage, root, author, germ, generator, reference

    Antonyms:
    sink

  3. source, seed, germ(noun)

    anything that provides inspiration for later work

    Synonyms:
    generator, rootage, seeded player, seed, bug, reference, informant, germ, seminal fluid, beginning, semen, cum, root, microbe, come, ejaculate, author, origin, reservoir

    Antonyms:
    sink

  4. source(noun)

    a facility where something is available

    Synonyms:
    origin, beginning, reservoir, seed, informant, rootage, root, author, germ, generator, reference

    Antonyms:
    sink

  5. informant, source(noun)

    a person who supplies information

    Synonyms:
    origin, beginning, generator, witness, informant, rootage, root, author, seed, reference, germ, witnesser, reservoir

    Antonyms:
    sink

  6. generator, source, author(noun)

    someone who originates or causes or initiates something

    "he was the generator of several complaints"

    Synonyms:
    writer, origin, beginning, generator, informant, rootage, root, author, seed, reference, germ, reservoir

    Antonyms:
    sink

  7. source(noun)

    (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system

    "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"

    Synonyms:
    origin, beginning, reservoir, seed, informant, rootage, root, author, germ, generator, reference

    Antonyms:
    sink

  8. reservoir, source(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    origin, beginning, generator, author, informant, rootage, root, artificial lake, seed, reference, germ, reservoir, man-made lake

    Antonyms:
    sink

  9. reference, source(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    sink

  10. source(verb)

    get (a product) from another country or business

    "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies"

    Antonyms:
    sink

  11. source(verb)

    specify the origin of

    "The writer carefully sourced her report"

    Antonyms:
    sink

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. source

    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.

    Synonyms:
    arising, beginning, commencement, fount, fountain, inauguration, inception, initiation, opening, origin, outset, rise, spring, start

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. source

    Synonyms:
    rise, origin, spring, fount, fountain, cause, commencement, beginning

    Antonyms:
    mouth, debouchure, termination, end, exit, issue, result, effect

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. source(n.)

    Synonyms:
    origin, spring, fountain, head, rise, cradle, beginning, commencement, fountain-head, starting point

  2. source(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cause, original

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. source(n)

    Synonyms:
    origin, spring, fountain, rise

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How to use source in a sentence?

  1. Millan Mulraine:

    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.

  2. Brian Ferguson:

    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.

  3. Hiroyuki Mori:

    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.

  4. Nicholas Alahverdian:

    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.

  5. Leon Theron:

    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 ?


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