Synonyms for source

Synonyms for (noun) source

Synonyms: source

Definition: a facility where something is available

Similar words: facility, installation

Definition: a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

Usage: the assembly plant is an enormous facility

Synonyms: germ, source, seed

Definition: anything that provides inspiration for later work

Similar words: inspiration

Definition: arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity

Synonyms: source

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

Usage: the reporter had two sources for the story

Similar words: papers, written document, document

Definition: writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: publication

Definition: a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: point

Definition: the precise location of something; a spatially limited location

Usage: she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: thing

Definition: a separate and self-contained entity

Synonyms: generator, source, author

Definition: someone who originates or causes or initiates something

Usage: he was the generator of several complaints

Similar words: maker, shaper

Definition: a person who makes things

Synonyms: informant, source

Definition: a person who supplies information

Similar words: communicator

Definition: a person who communicates with others

Synonyms: source

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

Usage: a heat source; a source of carbon dioxide

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity

Synonyms for (verb) source

Synonyms: source

Definition: specify the origin of

Usage: The writer carefully sourced her report

Similar words: document

Definition: support or supply with references

Usage: Can you document your claims?

Synonyms: source

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

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

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?

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