Synonyms of source in English:



  • 1 the source of the river
    spring, origin, headspring, headwater(s)
    literary wellspring
  • 2 the source of the rumor
    origin, birthplace, spring, fountainhead, fount, starting point, ground zero;
    history, provenance, derivation, root, beginning, genesis, start, rise;
    author, originator, initiator, inventor
  • 3 a historian uses primary and secondary sources
    reference, authority, material, document, informant
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