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Webster 1913 Edition


Fount

Fount

,
Noun.
[See
Font
.]
(Print.)
A font.

Fount

,
Noun.
[OF.
font
,
funt
, fr. L.
fons
,
fontis
, a fountain; of uncertain origin, perh. akin to
fundere
to pour, E.
found
to cast. Cf.
Font
.]
A fountain.

Webster 1828 Edition


Fount

FOUNT'

,

Definition 2022


fount

fount

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aʊnt

Noun

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!
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

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

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɒnt/
  • Homophone: font

Noun

fount (plural founts)

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

References

  • “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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