any thing or place from which something comes, arises, or is obtained; origin:
Which foods are sources of calcium?
the beginning or place of origin of a stream or river.
a book, statement, person, etc., supplying information.
the person or business making interest or dividend payments.
a manufacturer or supplier.
Archaic. a natural spring or fountain.
verb (used with object), sourced, sourcing.
to give or trace the source for:
The research paper was not accurately sourced. The statement was sourced to the secretary of state.
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.
to contract a manufacturer or supplier:
Many large companies are now sourcing overseas.
to seek information about or consider possible options, available personnel, or the like:
a job recruiter who was merely sourcing.
the point or place from which something originates
a spring that forms the starting point of a stream; headspring
the area where the headwaters of a river rise: the source of the Nile
a person, group, etc, that creates, issues, or originates something: the source of a complaint
any person, book, organization, etc, from which information, evidence, etc, is obtained
(as modifier): source material
anything, such as a story or work of art, that provides a model or inspiration for a later work
(electronics) the electrode region in a field-effect transistor from which majority carriers flow into the interelectrode conductivity channel
at source, at the point of origin
to determine the source of a news report or story
(transitive) foll by from. to originate from
(transitive) to establish an originator or source of (a product, piece of information, etc)
noun 1. a cherry, Prunus cerasus, characterized by gray bark and the spreading habit of its branches. 2. the red, tart fruit of this tree, used in making pies and preserves. noun 1. a Eurasian rosaceous tree, Prunus cerasus, with white flowers: cultivated for its tart red fruits 2. the fruit of this tree Compare […]
noun, Economics. 1. the buying of components of a product from an outside supplier, often one located abroad: Foreign sourcing in the auto industry has eliminated jobs. 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 […]
noun 1. cream soured by the lactic acid produced by a ferment. noun 1. cream soured by lactic acid bacteria, used in making salads, dips, etc Also called soured cream
noun, Music. 1. mute (def 10). 2. kit2 . 3. an obsolete member of the oboe family. noun (music) 1. a soft stop on an organ or harmonium 2. another word for sordino