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1. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] the place where something begins, where it springs into being.

Synonyms

  • birthplace
  • provenance
  • point source
  • place of origin
  • wellhead
  • jumping-off place
  • trailhead
  • head
  • cradle
  • derivation
  • fountainhead
  • root
  • headwater
  • trail head
  • origin
  • wellspring
  • headspring
  • home
  • beginning
  • provenience
  • point of departure
  • spring
  • rootage

Antonyms

  • purebred
  • descendant
  • destabilize
  • destabilise

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Source

  • reinforce
  • gift-horse
  • midcourse
  • remorse
  • perforce
  • laforce
  • enforce
  • endorse
  • divorce
  • vorce
  • sorce
  • nourse
  • norse
  • morss
  • morse
  • horse
  • hoarse
  • fourths
  • forse
  • force
  • course
  • 'course
  • corse
  • coarse
  • bourse
  • borse

Example sentences of the word source


1. Noun, singular or mass
Unplug the oven from its power source or shut off the electrical breaker.

Quotes containing the word source


1. Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
- Anaïs Nin

2. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

3. There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
- Sophia Loren

2. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] anything that provides inspiration for later work.

Synonyms

  • seed
  • germ
  • inspiration
  • muse

Antonyms

  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • follower

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] a document (or organization) from which information is obtained.

Synonyms

  • well
  • written document
  • wellspring
  • fountainhead
  • papers
  • document

Antonyms

  • follow
  • rear
  • reverse
  • tail

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] a facility where something is available.

Synonyms

  • facility
  • gold mine
  • goldmine
  • installation

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] a person who supplies information.

Synonyms

  • whistleblower
  • communicator
  • betrayer
  • blabber
  • whistle blower
  • rat
  • leaker
  • whistle-blower
  • informant
  • informer
  • squealer

Antonyms

  • fire
  • unhealthy
  • ill
  • unfit

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] someone who originates or causes or initiates something.

Synonyms

  • coiner
  • generator
  • author
  • shaper

Antonyms

  • closing
  • stand still
  • autumnal equinox
  • inelasticity

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies.

Synonyms

  • reservoir

Antonyms

  • foreign
  • deactivation

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to.

Synonyms

  • publication

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • death

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. source

noun. ['ˈsɔrs'] (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system.

Synonyms

  • natural action
  • natural process
  • activity
  • action

Antonyms

  • unfortunate
  • inadvisable
  • disadvantageously
  • badly

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. source

verb. ['ˈsɔrs'] get (a product) from another country or business.

Synonyms

  • obtain

Antonyms

  • effortfulness
  • rotor

Etymology

  • sours (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sorse (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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