Search Result for "fountain of youth":
1. a fountain described in folk tales as able to make people young again;
- Example: "Ponce de Leon discovered Florida while searching for the Fountain of Youth"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 (Zool.), 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]