What does the word fount mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A font.

Usage examples for fount

  1. Still their joy was to be increased: a sweeter prairie- flower than any of these bloomed in their humble cabin, opening a fount of untold gladness in the hearts of all. – The Allis Family; or, Scenes of Western Life by American Sunday School Union
  2. They would all go on struggling, till they became self- conscious; then, like children grown to men, the scales falling from their eyes, they would suddenly ask themselves what it was all about, and, realizing that they were being driven along by blind forces to labor and struggle and strive, they too would pass away; the gross childish races would sweep them up, Nature pouring out new energies from her inexhaustible fount. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill