|part of speech:
||the origin or cause of something.
Poorly written instructions were the source of the confusion.The closing down of the factory was the source of the town's woes.
- cause, genesis, occasion, origin, provenance, provenience, seed
- outcome, termination
- similar words:
- derivation, lineage, mother, rise, root
||a person or thing that provides information.
A woman who had been a maid in the household was one of my sources for the story.You have to cite the sources you used for your report.
- informant, reference
||the place where a stream or river begins.
The source of the Mississippi River is Lake Itasca in Minnesota.
||beginning, birth, blood, bottom, connection, foundation, genesis, original, well