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source

[ sawrs, sohrs ]
/ sɔrs, soʊrs /
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noun
verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
to give or trace the source for: The research paper was not accurately sourced. The statement was sourced to the secretary of state.
to find or acquire a source, especially a supplier, for: Some of the components are now sourced in Hong Kong.
verb (used without object), sourced, sourcing.
to contract a manufacturer or supplier: Many large companies are now sourcing overseas.
to seek information about or consider possible options, available personnel, or the like: a job recruiter who was merely sourcing.
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Origin of source

1300–50; Middle English sours (noun) <Old French sors (masculine), sourse, source (feminine), noun use of past participle of sourdre<Latin surgere to spring up or forth

OTHER WORDS FROM source

sourceful, adjectivesource·ful·ness, nounsourceless, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH source

sauce, source
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British Dictionary definitions for source

source
/ (sɔːs) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for source

C14: from Old French sors, from sourdre to spring forth, from Latin surgere to rise
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