Definition of fountain :
1. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc.
2. A spring of water issuing from the earth.
3. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament.
4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
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- No; for the proprietor of the field is, in virtue of his right to the field, proprietor of the fountain. - "Socialism", John Stuart Mill.
- Life's fountain is dried up. - "A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature", George Saintsbury.
- On the left of the subterranean church is the fountain of the little Cut- throat already mentioned. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.