fount

1
[ fount ]
/ faʊnt /

noun

a spring of water; fountain.
a source or origin: a fount of inspiration to his congregation.

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Origin of fount

1
First recorded in 1585–95; short for fountain

Definition for fount (2 of 2)

fount2
[ fount, font ]
/ faʊnt, fɒnt /

noun British Printing.

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British Dictionary definitions for fount (1 of 2)

fount1
/ (faʊnt) /

noun

poetic a spring or fountain
source or origin

Word Origin for fount

C16: back formation from fountain

British Dictionary definitions for fount (2 of 2)

fount2
/ (faʊnt, fɒnt) /

noun

printing another word for font 2

Word Origin for fount

C16: from Old French fonte a founding, casting, from Vulgar Latin funditus (unattested) a casting, from Latin fundere to melt; see found ³
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