Definition of fountainhead in English:


Line breaks: foun¦tain|head
Pronunciation: /ˈfaʊntɪnhɛd


  • An original source of something: he was the sole fountainhead of advice
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    • He is the fountainhead of patronage, which mutes any criticism from his parliamentary caucus.
    • Indeed it is argued that cultural exchange is the fountainhead of global dynamism and the ultimate source of human creativity, human development and material progress.
    • In history, you will always find that most successful leaders were only spearheads of ideologies, not the fountainheads.

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