source meaning

EN[sɔɹs] [sɔːs] [so(ː)ɹs] [soəs] [-ɔː(ɹ)s]
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    Definition of source in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsources
    1. The person, place, or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.
      1. The accused refused to reveal the source of the illegal drugs she was selling. ‎
    2. Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.
      1. The main sources of the Euphrates River are the Karasu and Murat Rivers. ‎
    3. A reporter's informant.
      1. (computing) Source code.
        1. (electronics) The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
        2. VerbSGsourcesPRsourcingPT, PPsourced
          1. (chiefly US) To obtain or procure: used especially of a business resource.
            1. VT To find information about (a quotation)'s source (from which it comes): to find a citation for.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • I tripped over the wire when modifying the source code of a computer program because the unusual code that I straightened out was intentionally put in place.
                • Jones apud Smith means that the original source is Jones, but that the author is relying on Smith for that reference.
                • Finally, coral reef POM constitutes a source of OM for planktonic invertebrates and planktonophagous fish.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • I just got an email invitation to a webinar on the value of primary sources.
                • Some students pad out their essays by adding a whole lot of quotes from random sources.
                • The classification of such web databases according to their application domain is an important step towards the integration of deep web sources.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
                  • Transitive verbs
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                Meaning of source for the defined word.

                Grammatically, this word "source" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
                Difficultness: Level 1
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                Definiteness: Level 9
                Definite    ➨     Versatile