Fountain pen

Fountain pen
Fountain Foun"tain (foun"t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL. fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d {Fount}.] 1. A spring of water issuing from the earth. [1913 Webster]

2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for ornament. [1913 Webster]

3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink fountain in a printing press, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which anything is supplied continuously; origin; source. [1913 Webster]

Judea, the fountain of the gospel. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

Author of all being, Fountain of light, thyself invisible. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Air fountain}. See under {Air}.

{Fountain heead}, primary source; original; first principle. --Young.

{Fountain inkstand}, an inkstand having a continual supply of ink, as from elevated reservoir.

{Fountain lamp}, a lamp fed with oil from an elevated reservoir.

{Fountain pen}, a pen with a reservoir in the handle which furnishes a supply of ink.

{Fountain pump}. (a) A structure for a fountain, having the form of a pump. (b) A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for watering plants, etc.

{Fountain shell} (Zo["o]l.), the large West Indian conch shell ({Strombus gigas}).

{Fountain of youth}, a mythical fountain whose waters were fabled to have the property of renewing youth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fountain pen — Pen Pen, n. [OE. penne, OF. penne, pene, F. penne, fr. L. penna.] 1. A feather. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A wing. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fountain pen — fountain pens N COUNT A fountain pen is a pen which uses ink that you have drawn up inside it from a bottle …   English dictionary

  • fountain pen — n ↑cap, ↑nib a pen that you fill with ink →↑ballpoint …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fountain pen — fountain ,pen noun count a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fountain pen — ► NOUN ▪ a pen with a reservoir or cartridge from which ink flows continuously to the nib …   English terms dictionary

  • fountain pen — n. a pen in which a nib at the end is fed ink from a supply in a reservoir or cartridge …   English World dictionary

  • Fountain pen — A fountain pen is a nib pen that, unlike its predecessor the dip pen, contains an internal reservoir of water based liquid ink. From the reservoir, the ink is drawn through a feed to the nib and then to the paper via a combination of gravity and… …   Wikipedia

  • fountain pen — noun a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel • Hypernyms: ↑pen • Part Meronyms: ↑ink cartridge * * * noun, pl ⋯ pens [count] : a pen with ink inside that flows to a special metal tip (called a nib) * * * ˈfountain pen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fountain pen — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fountain pen : singular fountain pen plural fountain pens a pen that has a container inside that you fill with ink in order to write with it …   English dictionary

  • fountain pen — pen with a reservoir for continuously supplying ink …   English contemporary dictionary

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