n. A natural spring or source of water; the source or head of a stream.n. An artificial basin or tank for receiving a flow of living water, from which it may be drawn for any use, or from which by the force of its own pressure it may rise or spout through orifices in jets or showers.n. Origin; first source; cause.n. In her.: A roundel, barry wavy of six argent and azure, or more rarely having a greater number of barrulets.n. The representation of an ordinary architectural fountain with basin, etc.n. A tin-lined copper holder used in transporting aërated waters, or the combination of ornamental faucets and syrup-holders from which such” waters are drawn; a soda-fountain.n. The ink-holder of a printing-press.n. The supply-chamber of a fountain-pen or of a fountain-inkstand, or the reservoir for oil in certain kinds of lamps, etc.n. A fountain-shell or watering-pot shell; any shell of the genus Aspergillum.