noun Date: 14th century fountainhead, source

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Headspring — Head spring (h[e^]d spr[i^]ng ), n. Fountain; source. [1913 Webster] The headspring of our belief. Stapleton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headspring — index source Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • headspring — [hed′spriŋ΄] n. [ME hedspring: see HEAD & SPRING] a fountain, origin, or source …   English World dictionary

  • headspring — A spring which is the original surface source of the water which flows away from it. Toyah creek is a stream with well defined channels and banks, its source being what is called a ‘headspring, which flows twelve heads of water. See Watkins Land… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • headspring — /hed spring /, n. 1. the fountainhead or source of a stream. 2. the source of anything. 3. an acrobatic feat similar to a handspring, except that the head as well as the hands touch the surface before the spring back to a standing position. [1350 …   Universalium

  • headspring — noun A fountainhead; a source …   Wiktionary

  • headspring — n. spring, source of a river; source …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headspring — noun a spring that is the main source of a stream …   English new terms dictionary

  • headspring — head•spring [[t]ˈhɛdˌsprɪŋ[/t]] n. the fountainhead; source • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • headspring — /ˈhɛdsprɪŋ/ (say hedspring) noun 1. the fountainhead or source of a stream. 2. the source of anything …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”