Definition of "source" []

  • The point at which something springs into being or from which it derives or is obtained. (noun)
  • The point of origin, such as a spring, of a stream or river. See Synonyms at origin. (noun)
  • One that causes, creates, or initiates; a maker. (noun)
  • One, such as a person or document, that supplies information: A reporter is only as reliable as his or her sources. (noun)
  • Physics The point or part of a system where energy or mass is added to the system. (noun)
  • The point or place from which something originates (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring (noun)
  • The area where the headwaters of a river rise (noun)
  • A person, group, etc, that creates, issues, or originates something (noun)
  • Any person, book, organization, etc, from which information, evidence, etc, is obtained (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • Anything, such as a story or work of art, that provides a model or inspiration for a later work (noun)
  • The electrode region in a field-effect transistor from which majority carriers flow into the interelectrode conductivity channel (noun)
  • To determine the source of a news report or story (verb)
  • To originate from (verb)
  • To establish an originator or source of (a product, piece of information, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "source" in a sentence
  • "From that moment the entire community, abandoning all other plans, give themselves over to hatching their golden egg, experience having taught them that no other source of prosperity can compare with a _source thermale_."
  • "Failed resolving source node in after node with @source = 'executeData',"
  • "UPDATE [TheTable] SET [source] = @source ........."