wellspring wellspring  /ˈwɛls ˌprɪŋ/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The death of Princess Diana tapped a wellspring of modern emotions and highlighted a change in the way we define news.
  2. But it is the wellspring from which a lot of Internet culture, and hence popular culture, bubbles.
  3. Pro: The most powerful man in the biggest country in the world, he's shaped China into the wellspring of global consumer goods.

News

  1. Fun: By land or by sea

    SOMERVILLE — Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association (SVCA) and the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) are cohosting two paddles and one hike throughout the Sheepscot Valley Watershed this spring and summer. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Fairview Heights-based Impact Strategies Inc. is building a $2 million independent living facility in Alton

    Fairview Heights-based Impact Strategies Inc. is building a $2 million independent living facility in Alton for WellSpring Resources, which provides recovery and mental health services.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "The wellspring of regional division - the source of resentment and frustration far beyond - is the denial of justice and peace in Palestine," Abdullah said.
    on Mar 7, 2007 By: King Abdullah II Source: New York Times

  2. "Joni, you've been a dear friend and a great wellspring of inspiration musically to me throughout these years," Taylor said before his acoustic performance. "I love you."
    on Jan 28, 2007 By: James Taylor Source: Canada.com

  3. "The sixteen organizations selected to receive grants from our New York City Cultural Innovation Fund embody the excitement, diversity and dynamism of the City's creative wellspring," said Dr. Rodin. "We're delighted that these creative...
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Judith Rodin Source: Reuters

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