source - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/sɔː(r)s/
singularsource
pluralsources
  1. 1
    a person, place, or thing that provides something that you need or want

    a light/power/energy source

    source of:

    The best sources of potassium are vegetables and fruit.

    A garden was the source of inspiration for the painting.

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  2. 2
    the cause of a problem, or the place where it began
    source of:

    Her son was a constant source of worry to her.

    We have been unable to trace the source of the infection.