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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The revenues that washed over both for much of the 1980s flowed from the same wellspring.
▪ This has provided the main wellspring for widespread discrimination against older people.
▪ This lack of sensitivity to the wellsprings of quality largely stems from shopworn but doggedly persistent ideas on where to economize.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wellspring \Well"spring`\, n. A fountain; a spring; a source of continual supply.

Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.
--Prov. xvi. 22.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English welspryng "living spring, fountainhead," literal and figurative; see well (n.) + spring (n.2).


n. 1 The source of water for a stream, spring or well; a fountainhead; a wellhead. 2 A perennial source of anything; a fountainhead of supply or emanation; resource.

  1. n. the source of water for a well [syn: wellhead]

  2. an abundant source; "she was a well of information" [syn: well, fountainhead]


Wellspring can refer to:

  • Wellspring Capital Management, a $2 billion private equity firm based in New York City
  • Wellspring Academies, therapeutic schools for overweight and obese youngsters
  • Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center, a counseling center specializing in the treatment of former members of abusive religious groups and cults

Usage examples of "wellspring".

In his struggle, he had the support of a number of neo-Kantians who, making use of the sudden unpopularity of Nietzschean ideas, had taken control of the wellsprings of power among the intelligentsia, the universities and the press.

The day cleared up as Prospero walked along, and it was a bright hot noon when he came to the place where the Great South Road crosses the Sea Road, which runs from the wellsprings of the Pipestone River to the sea forts on the western coast.

Demonic host was already siphoning off his pain and despair, while leaving its wellspring intact.

Wellspring had stolen her in an act of heroic daring, robbing his rivals in C-K to begin again in Martian orbit.

Masterpieces by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Rossini, and the youthful Schumann lent him inspiration when his own wellspring of melody went temporarily dry and sent him off on new tangents of creation.

If excavating below the water table, list any wellsprings, reservoirs, and streams within depth of excavation in meters multiplied by five hundred meters up to a maximum distance of ten kilometers downstream of direction of bedding plane flow.

If I say so myself, the last two hours had honed me to such a fine force-field edge that the description of Flora took on a kind of poetry that seemed to be coming from some wellspring of masculine force deep in the subbasement of my unconscious.

In the case at bar, the value of the decedent as the wellspring of a burgeoning trust in plaintiff's name composed of royalty and licensing fees pertaining to its various profitable configurations as dolls, ceramic items, mugs, keychains, puzzles, T shirts, logos, comic strip rights and a projected animated series for television is plainly evident and even, in point of fact, inadvertently attested to by defendant in an earlier and wondrously ill considered action filed and dismissed in a lower jurisdiction claiming a generous share of such profits as having provided the circumstance for its notorious predicament in the first place.

And from their châteaux in the southern Jura they can literally gaze down into the cold waters of Lake Geneva, the wellspring of Protestantism, where the English Puritans fled for refuge during the reign of Bloody Mary and where the French Huguenots have enjoyed a safe haven from the repressions of their Kings.

If we plant an inspirational thought in our minds during such moments and then envision how we might practice that idea throughout the day, we tap into a wellspring that not only helps us meet our challenges but gives us new options for responding to important opportunities and teaching moments.

And -- I could if I wished give you quite a few more examples of this -- the more intensively a task requires our energies, arousing and exalting us at one time, tiring and depressing us at another, the more easily we may come to neglect this wellspring, just as when we are carried away by some intellectual work we easily forget to attend to the body.

They were the Daughters, the wellsprings through which the Mother’s power flowed, the Pillars of the World.

But where it mattered, where the wellsprings of their personalities rose and gave meaning to their lives, they were the same.

She confused them, for with no way to know the true wellsprings of her strength, they couldn't understand it.

What right have I-after all -to invite my students to sup at the wellsprings of experience-and to reject them for myself?