动词过去式:fountained 过去分词:fountained 现在分词:fountaining 第三人称单数:fountains
/'faʊntɪn; [US] -tn; `fɑuntn/
1 jet of water, esp one forced up into the air artificially as an ornament 喷水; （尤指人造的作装饰用的）喷泉
*The fountains of Rome are famed for their architectural beauty. 罗马的喷泉以其建筑之美而着称.
* A fountain of water gushed from the broken fire hydrant. 从损坏的消防栓里喷出水来.
2 = drinking fountain (drink2).
3 ~ (of sth) (rhet or arch 修辞或古) source or origin (of sth); fount （某事物的）来源或根源; 源泉
*the fountain of justice 正义的源泉.
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
fontaine, from Latin
fons 'place where water comes out of the ground'
a structure from which water is pushed up into the air, used for example as decoration in a garden or park
a flow of liquid, or of something bright and colourful that goes straight up into the airfountain of A fountain of blood was pouring from his chest. A fountain of sparks shot high into the night sky.fountain of sthwritten
or supply of something Sir Robert was a fountain of information on Asian affairs.
→drinking fountain, soda fountain
1. The children played in the fountain in the park. 孩子们在公园喷泉中玩耍.