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WELLSPRING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wellspring mean? 

WELLSPRING (noun)
  The noun WELLSPRING has 2 senses:

1. the source of water for a well
2. an abundant source

  Familiarity information: WELLSPRING used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WELLSPRING (noun)


Sense 1wellspring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The source of water for a well

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

wellhead; wellspring

Hypernyms ("wellspring" is a kind of...):

beginning; origin; root; rootage; source (the place where something begins, where it springs into being)


Sense 2wellspring [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abundant source

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

fountainhead; wellspring; well

Context example:

she was a well of information

Hypernyms ("wellspring" is a kind of...):

source (a document (or organization) from which information is obtained)


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