Associations to the word «Source»


SOURCE, noun. The person, place, or thing from which something (information, goods, etc.) comes or is acquired.
SOURCE, noun. Spring; fountainhead; wellhead; any collection of water on or under the surface of the ground in which a stream originates.
SOURCE, noun. A reporter's informant.
SOURCE, noun. (computing) Source code.
SOURCE, noun. (electronics) The name of one terminal of a field effect transistor (FET).
SOURCE, verb. (chiefly US) To obtain or procure: used especially of a business resource.
SOURCE, verb. (transitive) To find information about (a quotation)'s source (from which it comes): to find a citation for.
SOURCE CODE, noun. (computing) (uncountable) Human-readable instructions in a programming language, to be transformed into machine instructions by a compiler, assembler or other translator, or to be carried out directly by an interpreter.
SOURCE CODES, noun. Plural of source code
SOURCE CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, noun. (computing) the management of changes to files like computer program source code, documents, large web sites, or other collections of information.
SOURCE CONTROL, noun. (computing) A technology that handles access to computer files containing source code so that several users can work on the files without interfering with each other's changes.
SOURCE DOMAIN, noun. Within a conceptual metaphor, the conceptual domain from which we draw metaphorical expressions.
SOURCE LANGUAGE, noun. (linguistics) (translation studies) The language from which a translation is done.
SOURCE LANGUAGE, noun. (computing) The language of the source code to be compiled.
SOURCE LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of source language
SOURCE ROUTING, noun. (in a packet switching network) A technique whereby the sender of a packet can specify the route that a packet should take through the network.
SOURCE TEXT, noun. (translation studies) The original text from which a translation is done into another language, often abbreviated as ST.
SOURCE TEXTS, noun. Plural of source text

Dictionary definition

SOURCE, noun. The place where something begins, where it springs into being; "the Italian beginning of the Renaissance"; "Jupiter was the origin of the radiation"; "Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River"; "communism's Russian root".
SOURCE, noun. A document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story".
SOURCE, noun. Anything that provides inspiration for later work.
SOURCE, noun. A facility where something is available.
SOURCE, noun. A person who supplies information.
SOURCE, noun. Someone who originates or causes or initiates something; "he was the generator of several complaints".
SOURCE, noun. (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system; "a heat source"; "a source of carbon dioxide".
SOURCE, noun. Anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies; "an infectious agent depends on a reservoir for its survival".
SOURCE, noun. A publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to; "he carried an armful of references back to his desk"; "he spent hours looking for the source of that quotation".
SOURCE, verb. Get (a product) from another country or business; "She sourced a supply of carpet"; "They are sourcing from smaller companies".
SOURCE, verb. Specify the origin of; "The writer carefully sourced her report".

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb