[syn: well, wellspring, fountainhead]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Wellspring \Well"spring`\, n.
A fountain; a spring; a source of continual supply.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that
hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly. --Prov.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the source of water for a well [syn: wellhead,
2: an abundant source; "she was a well of information" [syn:
well, wellspring, fountainhead]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "wellspring":
bonanza, cornucopia, font, fount, fountain, fountainhead,
gold mine, headspring, headstream, headwater, inception, lode,
mainspring, mine, origin, provenance, provenience, quarry,
resource, riverhead, root, source, source of supply, spring,
springhead, staple, vein, well, wellhead