verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
verb (used without object), sourced, sourcing.
Origin of source
Synonyms for source
Related Words for sourceorigin, cause, authority, expert, dawning, spring, rising, dawn, informant, wellspring, birthplace, author, provenance, father, onset, start, fountain, fountainhead, originator, specialist
Examples from the Web for source
Contemporary Examples of source
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
Jettison your lawyers as a source of prison-yard guidance, Abramoff said.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv
Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich
January 7, 2015
It was getting to create jokes at the source, and to get to hang out with comedians.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
This simply is not an option for ACC to source indeterminately.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says
January 5, 2015
The source code for the original “Shamoon” malware is widely known to have leaked.No, North Korea Didn’t Hack Sony
December 24, 2014
Historical Examples of source
Williams and Lawson had, as Hardy predicted, been a source of great annoyance to George.Life in London
The main question is as to the source from which an increase of life is to be obtained.The Conquest of Fear
"Streams may spring from one source, and yet some be clear and some be foul," quoth she quickly.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
It was rather a frightful place to go into in search of the source of a shriek.Weighed and Wanting
So simply he made provision against any alarm from this source.Within the Law
- a spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring
- the area where the headwaters of a river risethe source of the Nile
- any person, book, organization, etc, from which information, evidence, etc, is obtained
- (as modifier)source material
Word Origin for source
mid-14c., "support, base," from Old French sourse "a rising, beginning, fountainhead of a river or stream" (12c.), fem. noun taken from past participle of sourdre "to rise, spring up," from Latin surgere "to rise" (see surge (n.)). Meaning "a first cause" is from late 14c., as is that of "fountain-head of a river." Meaning "written work (later also a person) supplying information or evidence" is from 1788.
"obtain from a specified source," 1972, from source (n.). Related: Sourced; sourcing.