Definición de fountain en inglés:

fountain

Saltos de línea: foun|tain
Pronunciación: /ˈfaʊntɪn
 
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sustantivo

1An ornamental structure in a pool or lake from which one or more jets of water are pumped into the air.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Non-living structures include equipment, statues, urns, fountains and pools of water.
  • In the centre, an ornamental pond displays more fountains and more light, water reflecting off water to create an infinite array of mirror image distortion.
  • The enjoyment of water was evident in garden grottoes and nymphae structures in which fountains, cascades and pools were choreographed to create an appropriately sybaritic milieu.
Sinónimos
jet, spray, spout, spurt, well, fount, cascade
1.1A thing that spurts or cascades into the air: little fountains of dust
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A fountain of sparks spurted up, falling in a shower around the boy, bent over in concentration.
  • It seemed as if fountains of dust were pouring from the sky, falling gently, flickering in the sunlight.
  • The fire adjusted itself with a crash, sending up a fountain of sparks.
2chiefly literary A natural spring of water.
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  • The mineral water of the numerous fountains, natural springs and wells, have an almost uniform chemical composition, temperature and sulphide content.
  • In this tiny, narrow gorge, under the cool shade of the palms, a fountain of hot spring water feeds a warm, thigh-deep pool, where inch-long fish nibble my feet.
  • Along the way they stopped at a fountain and drank some spring water.
2.1A source of a desirable quality: the government always quote this report as the fountain of truth
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  • We need to start the fountain of truth before we all die of thirst.
  • If he finds the fountain of youth, the Spurs have a shot.
  • Therefore, consumers should not expect to find a fountain of youth in a jar.
Sinónimos
source, fount, fountainhead, well head, wellspring, well; reservoir, fund, mass, mine, repository
3 Heraldry A roundel barry wavy argent and azure (i.e. a circle with wavy horizontal stripes of white and blue).

verbo

[no object] Volver al principio  
Spurt or cascade like a fountain: a river of cold air fountained into the hold
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This was followed, between 9 May and 13 July, by 15 episodes of lava fountaining, which were essentially a repetition of those of the preceding year.
  • The blast of high explosive sent a cloud of dust fountaining into the air.
  • Water, gallons and gallons of it, was still bubbling and fountaining up and around him.

Origen

Middle English (in sense 2 of the noun): from Old French fontaine, from late Latin fontana, feminine of Latin fontanus, adjective from fons, font- 'a spring'.

Frases

the fountain of youth

A legendary fountain supposed to guarantee eternal youth to anyone who drinks from it: while yogurt may not be the fountain of youth, it is exceptionally good for you
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I may be sitting here right now holding back the fountain of youth.
  • In fact, exercise is the closest thing you'll find to the fountain of youth.
  • Thousands of seniors believe they've found the fountain of youth.

Derivativos

fountained

adjetivo ( literary )
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • From here we observed the mime artists performing in the glorious fountained gardens.
  • The beautiful, fountained square and quaint nearby petites rues are filled with places to eat and drink, and basically make nightlife here.

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