See also: Fountain
fountain (plural fountains)
- (originally) A natural source of water; a spring.
- An artificial, usually ornamental, water feature (usually in a garden or public place) consisting of one or more streams of water originating from a statue or other structure.
- The structure from which an artificial fountain can issue.
- A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn.
- A source or origin of a flow (e.g., of favors or knowledge).
- (heraldry) A roundel barry wavy argent and azure.
- (juggling) A juggling pattern typically done with an even number of props where each prop is caught by the same hand that throws it.
- (US) A soda fountain.
terms derived from fountain (noun)
spring — see spring
artificial water feature
structure from which a fountain issues
source or origin of a flow
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- (intransitive) To flow or gush as if from a fountain.
Lava fountained from the volcano.
- Tom Reamy, Blind Voices:
- The fireflies swept toward him from all directions, in streams and rivers and currents of light, a vortex a hundred yards across, spiraling into the brighter center. They met over his supine body like ocean breakers, cascading, fountaining into the air.
to flow or gush as if from a fountain