verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
verb (used without object), sourced, sourcing.
- sour orange,
- sour salt,
- sour-milk cheese,
- source amnesia,
- source book,
- source code,
- source document,
- source language
Origin of source
Examples from the Web for source
Like many trans users, Transartist often gets used as a source of information more than anything else.
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|DAILY BEAST
It was getting to create jokes at the source, and to get to hang out with comedians.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This simply is not an option for ACC to source indeterminately.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The source code for the original “Shamoon” malware is widely known to have leaked.
A secondary result would be a considerable power development and a source of domestic water supply for southern California.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
From no other source than the knowledge that this first proposition contains a clear conception of that which I affirm.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
To older people it is a source of constant surprise—the attentive interest which children bestow upon stories.Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories|Charles Alexander McMurry
It is also necessary to refer to the importance of cows' milk as a source of animal food protein.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
What could they be, I wondered—how fixed, and what the source of their light?The Metal Monster|A. Merritt
- 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.