source
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sours, from Anglo-French surse spring, source, from past participle of surdre to rise, spring forth, from Latin surgere — more at surge Date: 14th century 1. a. a generative force ; cause b. (1) a point of origin or procurement ; beginning (2) one that initiates ; author; also prototype, model (3) one that supplies information 2. a. the point of origin of a stream of water ; fountainhead b. archaic spring, fount 3. a firsthand document or primary reference work 4. an electrode in a field-effect transistor that supplies the charge carriers for current flow — compare drain, gate Synonyms: see originsourceless adjective II. transitive verb (sourced; sourcing) Date: 1957 1. to specify the source of (as quoted material) 2. to obtain from a source <
metals sourced from abroad
>
III. adjective Date: 1959 of, relating to, or being source code <
a source file
>

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  • Source — Engine …   Википедия

  • source — [ surs ] n. f. • v. 1354; sourse XIIe; fém. de so(u)rs, anc. p. p. de sourdre 1 ♦ Eau qui sort de terre; issue naturelle ou artificielle par laquelle une eau souterraine se déverse à la surface du sol. ⇒ fontaine, griffon, 1. point (d eau).… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Source — may refer to:Film and television* The Source (documentary) , a 1999 documentary movie about the Beat generation * The Source (film) , a 2002 science fiction movie, also known as The Secret Craft in the UK and The Surge for its American DVD… …   Wikipedia

  • source — Source. s. f. Endroit où l eau commence à sourdre, à sortir de terre, pour avoir un cours continuel. Claire source. vive source. source qui ne tarit jamais. ce ruisseau ne provient pas des pluyes, c est une eau qui coule de source. trouver une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • source — n 1: a point of origin the source of the conflict 2: one that supplies information held the reporter in contempt for refusing to reveal her source Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • source — Source, Origo, Scaturigo, Scatebra, Caput riuulorum, a surgendo. La source d une lignée, là ou toute la lignée rapporte son commencement, Genus. La source dont vient tout le mal, Seminarium. La source dont procede quelque tristesse, Fons moeroris …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 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 stream 2. that from which something comes into existence, develops, or derives [the sun is our …   English World dictionary

  • Source — Source, n. [OE. sours, OF. sourse, surse, sorse, F. source, fr. OF. sors, p. p. of OF. sordre, surdre, sourdre, to spring forth or up, F. sourdre, fr. L. surgere to lift or raise up, to spring up. See {Surge}, and cf. {Souse} to plunge or swoop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Source — [sɔ:s] die; <aus engl. source »Quelle«, dies über altfr. surse zu lat. surgere »entstehen«> die Eingangselektrode beim Feldeffekttransistor …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • source — ► NOUN 1) a place, person, or thing from which something originates. 2) a spring or other place from which a river or stream issues. 3) a person, book, or document that provides information or evidence. ► VERB ▪ obtain from a particular source.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Source — (fr., spr. Surs), 1) die Quelle, der Ursprung; bes. 2) die Handelsquelle (wo eine Waare aus der ersten Hand bezogen wird) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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