Meaning of “source” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /sɔːs/
Extra Examples
Broccoli is a good source of fibre.The Internet is an inexhaustible source of information.The opera house was a source of great civic pride.Africa has long been a source of inspiration for his painting.The wind turbine was a safe and cheap source of energy.

B2 where something comes from:

a source of income/information
Oranges are a good source of vitamin C.

someone who gives information to the police, newspapers, etc

(Definition of “source” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)