verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
verb (used without object), sourced, sourcing.
Origin of source
Synonyms for source
- 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.