Meaning of FOUNT in English


/ faʊnt; NAmE / noun

fount (of sth) ( literary or humorous ) the place where sth important comes from

SYN source :

She treats him as if he were the fount of all knowledge .



late 16th cent.: back-formation from fountain , on the pattern of the pair mountain , mount .

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