Definitions of source

  1. a publication ( or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; " he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; " he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation"
  2. a facility where something is available
  3. a document ( or organization) from which information is obtained; " the reporter had two sources for the story"
  4. anything ( a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; " an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival"
  5. ( technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; " a heat source"; " a source of carbon dioxide"
  6. specify the origin of; " The writer carefully sourced her report"
  7. get ( a product) from another country or business; " She sourced a supply of carpet"; " They are sourcing from smaller companies"
  8. The act of rising; a rise; an ascent.
  9. The rising from the ground, or beginning, of a stream of water or the like; a spring; a fountain.
  10. That from which anything comes forth, regarded as its cause or origin; the person from whom anything originates; first cause.
  11. That from which anything rises; a spring; first cause.
  12. That from which anything rises or originates: origin: the spring from which a stream flows.
  13. Origin; spring; that which supplies.
  14. The spring or fountain from which a stream of water flows; first cause; original; the first producer.
  15. The spring or fountain from which a stream of water flows; first cause; original; that which gives rise to anything.
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