1A source of a desirable quality or commodity: our courier was a fount of knowledge
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- Having proved myself the fount of all world knowledge, I returned Lisa to Brighton on Tuesday evening, in time for our 7 month anniversary on Wednesday, a landmark we celebrated with a visit to the drive-thru McDonalds.
- Children should ‘find out’ for themselves, and teachers will be ‘liberated from their traditional role as the fount of all knowledge’.
- The trouble was, in my opinion, that Barbara thought she was right on every subject, and the fount of great knowledge on subjects of which she knew little or nothing, such as the motor industry.
1.1 literary A spring or fountain.
late 16th century: back-formation from fountain, on the pattern of the pair mountain, mount.