Fountain vs Fountainlike - What's the difference?

fountain | fountainlike |

As a noun fountain

is (label) a spring, natural source of water.

As a verb fountain

is to flow or gush as if from a fountain.

As an adjective fountainlike is

resembling a fountain or some aspect of one.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (label) A spring, natural source of water.
  • An artificial, usually ornamental, water feature (usually in a garden or public place) consisting of one or more streams of water originating from a statue or other structure.
  • The structure from which an artificial fountain can issue.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./4/2
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  • A reservoir from which liquid can be drawn.
  • A source, origin of a flow (e.g. of favors, of knowledge).
  • A juggling pattern typically done with an even number of props where each prop is caught by the same hand that thows it.
  • (label) A roundel barry wavy argent and azure.
  • (label) A soda fountain.
  • Synonyms

    * fount * wellspring

    Derived terms

    * fountainlet * fountain pen * fountainhead * drinking fountain * soda fountain * water fountain


    (en verb)
  • To flow or gush as if from a fountain.
  • * (Tom Reamy), Blind Voices
  • The fireflies swept toward him from all directions, in streams and rivers and currents of light, a vortex a hundred yards across, spiraling into the brighter center. They met over his supine body like ocean breakers, cascading, fountaining into the air.







    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a fountain or some aspect of one.