FOUNT'AIN, noun [Latin fons.]
1. A spring, or source of water; properly, a spring or issuing of water from the earth. This word accords in sense with well, in our mother tongue; but we now distinguish the, applying fountain to a natural spring of water, and well to an artificial pit of water, issuing from the interior of the earth.
2. A small basin of springing water.
3. A jet; a spouting of water; an artificial spring.
4. The head or source of a river.
5. Original; first principle or cause; the source of any thing.
Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness.
FOUNT of types. [See Font.]