- source [sôrs]n.[ME sours < OFr sourse < pp. of sourdre, to rise < L surgere: see SURGE]1. a spring, fountain, etc. that is the starting point of a stream2. that from which something comes into existence, develops, or derives [the sun is our source of energy, the source of a difficulty]3.a) any person, place, or thing by which something is supplied [a source of pleasure]b) a person, book, document, etc. that provides information [to consult various sources]4. the point or thing from which light rays, sound waves, etc. emanatevt., vi.sourced, sourcing Informal☆ 1. to obtain (parts, materials, etc.) from a source of supply☆ 2. to identify the source of (information, quotations, etc.)SYN.- ORIGIN
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.