Definitions for source

Definitions for (noun) source

Main entry: source

Definition: a facility where something is available

Main entry: germ, source, seed

Definition: anything that provides inspiration for later work

Main entry: source

Definition: a document (or organization) from which information is obtained

Usage: the reporter had two sources for the story

Main entry: reference, source

Definition: a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to

Usage: he carried an armful of references back to his desk; he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation

Main entry: root, rootage, source, beginning, origin

Definition: the place where something begins, where it springs into being

Usage: 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

Main entry: reservoir, source

Definition: anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies

Usage: an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival

Main entry: generator, source, author

Definition: someone who originates or causes or initiates something

Usage: he was the generator of several complaints

Main entry: informant, source

Definition: a person who supplies information

Main entry: source

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

Usage: a heat source; a source of carbon dioxide

Definitions for (verb) source

Main entry: source

Definition: specify the origin of

Usage: The writer carefully sourced her report

Main entry: source

Definition: get (a product) from another country or business

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

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