English noun: source
|1.||source (location) the place where something begins, where it springs into being|
|Samples||The Italian beginning of the Renaissance.|
Jupiter was the origin of the radiation.
Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River.
Communism's Russian root.
|Synonyms||beginning, origin, root, rootage|
|Narrower (hyponym)||birthplace, cradle, derivation, fountainhead, head, headspring, headwater, home, jumping-off place, place of origin, point of departure, point source, provenance, provenience, spring, trail head, trailhead, wellhead, wellspring|
|2.||source (communication) a document (or organization) from which information is obtained|
|Samples||The reporter had two sources for the story.|
|Broader (hypernym)||document, papers, written document|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fountainhead, source materials, well, wellspring|
|3.||source (cognition) anything that provides inspiration for later work|
|Narrower (hyponym)||muse, taproot|
|4.||source (artifact) a facility where something is available|
|Broader (hypernym)||facility, installation|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Golconda, gold mine, goldmine|
|5.||source (person) a person who supplies information|
|Narrower (hyponym)||betrayer, blabber, informer, leaker, passive source, rat, squealer, whistle blower, whistle-blower, whistleblower|
|6.||source (person) someone who originates or causes or initiates something|
|Samples||He was the generator of several complaints.|
|Broader (hypernym)||maker, shaper|
|7.||source (process) (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system|
|Samples||A heat source.|
A source of carbon dioxide.
|Broader (hypernym)||action, activity, natural action, natural process|
|Domain category||applied science, engineering, engineering science, technology|
|8.||source (object) anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies|
|Samples||An infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival.|
|9.||source (communication) a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to|
|Samples||He carried an armful of references back to his desk.|
He spent hours looking for the source of that quotation.
English verb: source
|1.||source (possession) get (a product) from another country or business|
|Samples||She sourced a supply of carpet.|
They are sourcing from smaller companies.
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|2.||source (cognition) specify the origin of|
|Samples||The writer carefully sourced her report.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|