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English definition of “fount”

fount

noun     /faʊnt/ literary or humorous
the fount of all knowledge, gossip, wisdom, etc. the person or place from which all information on a particular subject comes: He's renowned as the fount of all knowledge on the disease.Origins and sources
(Definition of fount noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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