Meaning of “fountain” in the English Dictionary

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"fountain" in British English

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fountainnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfaʊn.tɪn/ us /ˈfaʊn.tɪn/

B1 a stream of water that is forced up into the air through a small hole, especially for decorative effect, or the structure in a lake or pool from which this flows

Examples

  • There was a picture of the Trevi fountain on the front of the book.
  • They also sell garden ornaments such as statues and fountains.

Examples from literature

  • The stories said that water from this fountain was good for people. 

(Definition of “fountain” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fountain" in American English

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fountainnoun [ C ]

us /ˈfɑʊn·tən/

a stream of water that is forced up into the air through a small hole, esp. for decorative effect, or the structure from which this flows:

the fountain in Central Park

(Definition of “fountain” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)