Complete Definition of "fount"

English

Etymology 1
From Latin fons

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aÊnt|-aÊnt

Noun
en-noun

  1. something from which water flows
  2. (metaphorical) that from which something flows or proceeds

#: "He is a real fount of knowledge!"

Synonyms
font
fountain

Translations
trans-top|something from which water flows
Greek: t|el|Ïηγή|f|scGrek (pigí), t|el|βÏÏÏη|f|scGrek (vrísi), t|el|κÏήνη|f|sc=Grek (kríni)
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trans-top|metaphorical source
Greek: t|el|Ïηγή|f|sc=Grek (pigí)
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ttbc|Italian: fonte
ttbc|Latin: fons
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ttbc|Spanish: fuente
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Etymology 2
Alteration of font

Noun
en-noun

  1. dated font, a typeface

Usage
Nowadays virtually obsolete, but used in The Times online on 20th November 2006 with reference to their new 'fount'. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,170-2457539,00.html

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