source

noun
1 where you get sth from
ADJECTIVE
excellent, fertile, good, great, lucrative, reliable, rich, valuable

a fertile source of ideas

a lucrative source of income

a rich source of vitamins

important, large, main, major, principal
cheap

a cheap source of protein

external, foreign, outside

Do you have any foreign sources of income?

independent

an independent source of funding

only, single

The only source of light was the fire.

additional, alternative, different, new, other

We need to look for alternative sources of energy.

to develop new sources of revenue

same
likely, potential

a potential source of conflict

unexpected
constant

a constant source of irritation

natural
renewable, sustainable

The town obtains all its energy from renewable sources.

energy, food, fuel, heat, light, power, protein, water
funding, revenue
VERB + SOURCE
be, constitute, prove, provide

The census constitutes the principal source of official statistics.

These crustaceans provide a valuable food source for some fish.

exploit, tap, tap into, use (as)

The government hopes to tap new sources of employment in the area of health.

find, identify, locate

We tried to locate the source of the sound.

PREPOSITION
at source (BrE)

Is your salary taxed at source (= by your employer)?

source of

a source of income/revenue

a source of inspiration/strength

a source of energy/food/light

PHRASES
a variety of sources

The research was funded from a wide variety of sources.

2 person, book, etc. that gives information
ADJECTIVE
invaluable, useful, valuable
authoritative, informed, reliable, reputable
unreliable
original
independent
anonymous, confidential, unnamed

his refusal to reveal the identity of a confidential source

primary, secondary
multiple, several, various

The evidence is corroborated by multiple sources.

published
biographical, documentary, historical, literary, written
media, news
diplomatic, government, intelligence, military, official, police

Intelligence sources report a build-up of troops just inside the border.

data, information
VERB + SOURCE
use (as)
cite, quote

Researchers try to quote primary sources wherever possible.

disclose, identify, name, reveal

The police refused to reveal the source of their information.

protect
SOURCE + VERB
claim sth, describe sth, disclose sth, indicate sth, report sth, reveal sth, say sth, suggest sth, tell sb sth

Government sources indicated that a compromise might be reached.

One source said: ‘We are angry at the way we have been treated.’

deny sth
SOURCE + NOUN
material
PREPOSITION
according to sources

According to informed sources, a takeover bid is planned for next month.

source of

The press room was a valuable source of information for journalists.

Do you know the source of this rumour/rumor?

PHRASES
sources close to sb

Sources close to the player claim he won't be entering this year's championship.


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  • Source — may refer to:Film and television* The Source (documentary) , a 1999 documentary movie about the Beat generation * The Source (film) , a 2002 science fiction movie, also known as The Secret Craft in the UK and The Surge for its American DVD… …   Wikipedia

  • source — Source. s. f. Endroit où l eau commence à sourdre, à sortir de terre, pour avoir un cours continuel. Claire source. vive source. source qui ne tarit jamais. ce ruisseau ne provient pas des pluyes, c est une eau qui coule de source. trouver une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • source — n 1: a point of origin the source of the conflict 2: one that supplies information held the reporter in contempt for refusing to reveal her source Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • source — Source, Origo, Scaturigo, Scatebra, Caput riuulorum, a surgendo. La source d une lignée, là ou toute la lignée rapporte son commencement, Genus. La source dont vient tout le mal, Seminarium. La source dont procede quelque tristesse, Fons moeroris …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • source — [sôrs] n. [ME sours < OFr sourse < pp. of sourdre, to rise < L surgere: see SURGE] 1. a spring, fountain, etc. that is the starting point of a stream 2. that from which something comes into existence, develops, or derives [the sun is our …   English World dictionary

  • Source — Source, n. [OE. sours, OF. sourse, surse, sorse, F. source, fr. OF. sors, p. p. of OF. sordre, surdre, sourdre, to spring forth or up, F. sourdre, fr. L. surgere to lift or raise up, to spring up. See {Surge}, and cf. {Souse} to plunge or swoop… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Source — [sɔ:s] die; <aus engl. source »Quelle«, dies über altfr. surse zu lat. surgere »entstehen«> die Eingangselektrode beim Feldeffekttransistor …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • source — ► NOUN 1) a place, person, or thing from which something originates. 2) a spring or other place from which a river or stream issues. 3) a person, book, or document that provides information or evidence. ► VERB ▪ obtain from a particular source.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Source — (fr., spr. Surs), 1) die Quelle, der Ursprung; bes. 2) die Handelsquelle (wo eine Waare aus der ersten Hand bezogen wird) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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