fount

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of fountain

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Noun[edit]

fount (plural founts)

  1. something from which water flows
  2. a device from which poultry may drink
  3. (figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
    He is a real fount of knowledge!
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French fonte, feminine past participle of verb fondre: to melt.

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Noun[edit]

fount (plural founts)

  1. (typography, UK, dated) A typographic font.

References[edit]

  • “fount” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Bringhurst, Robert (2002). The Elements of Typographic Style, version 2.5, pp 291–2. Vancouver, Hartley & Marks. ISBN 0-88179-133-4.

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