Definition of fount noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//faʊnt//
; NAmE NAmE//faʊnt//
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fount (of something) (literary or humorous) the place where something important comes from synonym source She treats him as if he were the fount of all knowledge. Word Originlate 16th cent.: back-formation from fountain, on the pattern of the pair mountain, mount.
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