fount definition, fount meaning | English dictionary



1    Poetic   a spring or fountain  
2    source or origin  
     (C16: back formation from fountain)  
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fount   [2]  
      n     (Printing)   a complete set of type of one style and size,   (Also called (esp. U.S. and Canadian))    font  
     (C16: from Old French fonte a founding, casting, from Vulgar Latin funditus (unattested) a casting, from Latin fundere to melt; see found3)  

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