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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fountain  \Foun"tain\  (foun"t[i^]n),  n.  [F.  fontaine  LL 
  fontana,  fr  L.  fons,  fontis  See  2d  {Fount}.] 
  1.  A  spring  of  water  issuing  from  the  earth. 
 
  2.  An  artificially  produced  jet  or  stream  of  water;  also  the 
  structure  or  works  in  which  such  a  jet  or  stream  rises  or 
  flows;  a  basin  built  and  constantly  supplied  with  pure 
  water  for  drinking  and  other  useful  purposes,  or  for 
  ornament. 
 
  3.  A  reservoir  or  chamber  to  contain  a  liquid  which  can  be 
  conducted  or  drawn  off  as  needed  for  use  as  the  ink 
  fountain  in  a  printing  press,  etc 
 
  4.  The  source  from  which  anything  proceeds,  or  from  which 
  anything  is  supplied  continuously;  origin;  source. 
 
  Judea,  the  fountain  of  the  gospel.  --Fuller. 
 
  Author  of  all  being  Fountain  of  light,  thyself 
  invisible.  --Milton. 
 
  {Air  fountain}.  See  under  {Air}. 
 
  {Fountain  heead},  primary  source;  original;  first  principle. 
  --Young. 
 
  {Fountain  inkstand},  an  inkstand  having  a  continual  supply  of 
  ink,  as  from  elevated  reservoir. 
 
  {Fountain  lamp},  a  lamp  fed  with  oil  from  an  elevated 
  reservoir. 
 
  {Fountain  pen},  a  pen  with  a  reservoir  in  the  handle  which 
  furnishes  a  supply  of  ink. 
 
  {Fountain  pump}. 
  a  A  structure  for  a  fountain,  having  the  form  of  a  pump. 
  b  A  portable  garden  pump  which  throws  a  jet,  for 
  watering  plants,  etc 
 
  {Fountain  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  large  West  Indian  conch 
  shell  ({Strombus  gigas}). 
 
  {Fountain  of  youth},  a  mythical  fountain  whose  waters  were 
  fabled  to  have  the  property  of  renewing  youth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fountain 
  n  1:  a  structure  from  which  an  artificially  produced  jet  of  water 
  arises 
  2:  a  natural  flow  of  ground  water  [syn:  {spring},  {outflow},  {outpouring}, 
  {natural  spring}] 
  3:  an  artificially  produced  jet  of  water  [syn:  {jet}] 
  4:  a  plumbing  fixture  that  provides  a  flow  of  water  [syn:  {fount}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Fountain,  CO  (city,  FIPS  27865) 
  Location:  38.66689  N,  104.69329  W 
  Population  (1990):  9984  (3789  housing  units) 
  Area:  36.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80817 
  Fountain,  FL 
  Zip  code(s):  32438 
  Fountain,  MI  (village,  FIPS  29940) 
  Location:  44.04778  N,  86.17949  W 
  Population  (1990):  165  (79  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  49410 
  Fountain,  MN  (city,  FIPS  22094) 
  Location:  43.74073  N,  92.13400  W 
  Population  (1990):  327  (132  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  55935 
  Fountain,  NC  (town,  FIPS  24440) 
  Location:  35.67414  N,  77.63708  W 
  Population  (1990):  445  (216  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  27829 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Fountain 
  (Heb.  'ain;  i.e.,  eye"  of  the  water  desert),  a  natural  source 
  of  living  water.  Palestine  was  a  "land  of  brooks  of  water,  of 
  fountains,  and  depths  that  spring  out  of  valleys  and  hills" 
  (Deut.  8:7;  11:11). 
 
  These  fountains,  bright  sparkling  eyes"  of  the  desert,  are 
  remarkable  for  their  abundance  and  their  beauty,  especially  on 
  the  west  of  Jordan.  All  the  perennial  rivers  and  streams  of  the 
  country  are  supplied  from  fountains,  and  depend  comparatively 
  little  on  surface  water.  "Palestine  is  a  country  of  mountains 
  and  hills,  and  it  abounds  in  fountains  of  water.  The  murmur  of 
  these  waters  is  heard  in  every  dell,  and  the  luxuriant  foliage 
  which  surrounds  them  is  seen  in  every  plain."  Besides  its 
  rain-water,  its  cisterns  and  fountains,  Jerusalem  had  also  an 
  abundant  supply  of  water  in  the  magnificent  reservoir  called 
  "Solomon's  Pools"  (q.v.),  at  the  head  of  the  Urtas  valley, 
  whence  it  was  conveyed  to  the  city  by  subterrean  channels  some 
  10  miles  in  length.  These  have  all  been  long  ago  destroyed,  so 
  that  no  water  from  the  Pools"  now  reaches  Jerusalem.  Only  one 
  fountain  has  been  discovered  at  Jerusalem,  the  so-called 
  "Virgins's  Fountains,"  in  the  valley  of  Kidron;  and  only  one 
  well  (Heb.  beer),  the  Bir  Eyub  also  in  the  valley  of  Kidron, 
  south  of  the  King's  Gardens,  which  has  been  dug  through  the 
  solid  rock.  The  inhabitants  of  Jerusalem  are  now  mainly 
  dependent  on  the  winter  rains,  which  they  store  in  cisterns. 
  (See  {WELL}.) 
 




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