sourceful

source

[sawrs, sohrs]
noun
1.
any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin: Which foods are sources of calcium?
2.
the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
3.
a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information.
4.
the person or business making interest or dividend payments.
5.
a manufacturer or supplier.
6.
Archaic. a natural spring or fountain.
verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
7.
to give or trace the source for: The research paper was not accurately sourced. The statement was sourced to the secretary of state.
8.
to find or acquire a source, especially a supplier, for: Some of the components are now sourced in Hong Kong.
verb (used without object), sourced, sourcing.
9.
to contract a manufacturer or supplier: Many large companies are now sourcing overseas.
10.
to seek information about or consider possible options, available personnel, or the like: a job recruiter who was merely sourcing.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English sours (noun) < Old French sors (masculine), sourse, source (feminine), noun use of past participle of sourdre < Latin surgere to spring up or forth

sourceful, adjective
sourcefulness, noun
sourceless, adjective

sauce, source.


1. supplier, originator. 3. authority, reference.
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source (sɔːs)
 
n
1.  the point or place from which something originates
2.  a.  a spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring
 b.  the area where the headwaters of a river rise: the source of the Nile
3.  a person, group, etc, that creates, issues, or originates something: the source of a complaint
4.  a.  any person, book, organization, etc, from which information, evidence, etc, is obtained
 b.  (as modifier): source material
5.  anything, such as a story or work of art, that provides a model or inspiration for a later work
6.  electronics the electrode region in a field-effect transistor from which majority carriers flow into the interelectrode conductivity channel
7.  at source at the point of origin
 
vb (foll by from)
8.  to determine the source of a news report or story
9.  to originate from
10.  (tr) to establish an originator or source of (a product, piece of information, etc)
 
[C14: from Old French sors, from sourdre to spring forth, from Latin surgere to rise]

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source
1346, from O.Fr. sourse "a rising, beginning, fountainhead of a river or stream," fem. noun taken from pp. of sourdre "to rise, spring up," from L. surgere "to rise" (see surge). Meaning "written work (later also a person) supplying information or evidence" is from 1788.
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