What is fountain?

  • (noun): A plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water.
    Synonyms: fount
    See also — Additional definitions below


A fountain (from the Latin "fons" (genitive "fontis"), a source or spring) is a piece of architecture which pours water into a basin or jets it into the air to supply drinking water and/or for a decorative or dramatic effect.

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Bakhchisaray Palace - Bakhchisaray Fountain
... One courtyard contains a small fountain whose sad story so moved the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin when he visited it that he wrote a poem about it titled "The Fountain of Bakhchisaray" ... Bakhchisaray Fountain or Fountain of Tears is a real case of life imitating art ... The fountain is known as the embodiment of love of one of the last Crimean Khans, Qırım Giray Khan for his young wife, and his grief after her early death ...
Fountain Of Justice
... The Fountain of Justice is a historic landmark in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines ... The park and fountain area is also a place for recreation, political, spiritual and cultural activities and is illuminated at night ... The fountain is a meeting place for rallies and protesters of many organizations, private, public and labor movements and political sectors ...
Fountain, West Virginia
... Fountain is an unincorporated community in Mineral County, West Virginia, United States, located at the intersection of West Virginia Route 46 and Knobley Road ...
Love Like A Fountain - Track Listing
... CD1 "Love Like A Fountain" (Radio Edit) - 331 "The Fisherman" - 738 "Love Like A Fountain" (Video CD Rom) The idea of track 2 is further explored in "The Return Of The ... CD2 "Love Like A Fountain" (Radio Edit) - 331 "Love Like A Fountain" (Stereo MC's Mix) - 528 "Love Like A Fountain" (Aim Mix) - 352 Ltd numbered 7inch "Love Like A Fountain" (Radio Version) "The Fisherman" ...
Grand Hyatt San Francisco - Ruth Asawa's San Francisco Fountain
... A fountain by Ruth Asawa resides on the property of the Grand Hyatt ... The basin is of bronze, and the fountain as a whole sits at a height of 90 inches and 193 inches in diameter ... The fountain is cylindrical, and the basin has a bas-relief with scenes of San Francisco ...

More definitions of "fountain":

  • (noun): A structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises.
  • (noun): An artificially produced flow of water.
    Synonyms: jet

Famous quotes containing the word fountain:

    From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
    Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

    Eternall God, O thou that onely art
    The sacred Fountain of eternall light,
    And blessed Loadstone of my better part;
    O thou my heart’s desire, my soul’s delight,
    Reflect upon my soul, and touch my heart,
    And then my heart shall prize no good above thee;
    And then my soul shall know thee; knowing, love thee;
    And then my trembling thoughts shall never start
    From thy commands, or swerve the least degree,
    Or once presume to move, but as they move in thee.
    Francis Quarles (1592–1644)

    Reason is natural revelation, whereby the eternal father of light, and fountain of all knowledge, communicates to mankind that portion of truth which he has laid within the reach of their natural facilities: Revelation is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God immediately, which reason vouches the truth of, by the testimony and proofs it gives, that they come from God.
    John Locke (1632–1704)