source /ˈsors, ˈsɔrs/
1. The act of rising; a rise; an ascent. [Obs.]
Therefore right as an hawk upon a sours
Up springeth into the air, right so prayers . . .
Maken their sours to Goddes ears two. --Chaucer.
2. The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain.
Where as the Poo out of a welle small
Taketh his firste springing and his sours. --Chaucer.
Kings that rule
Behind the hidden sources of the Nile. --Addison.
3. That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause.
This source of ideas every man has wholly in himself. --Locke.
The source of Newton's light, of Bacon's sense. --Pope.
Syn: -- See Origin.
n 1: 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" [syn: beginning, origin, root, rootage]
2: a person who supplies information [syn: informant]
3: 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" [syn: reference]
4: a document (or organization) from which information is
obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story"
5: a facility where something is available
6: anything that provides inspiration for later work [syn: seed,
7: someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he
was the generator of several complaints" [syn: generator,
8: (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters
a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide"
9: 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"
v 1: get (a product) from another country or business; "She
sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from
2: specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her