Part of speech: noun

That from which anything proceeds; origin; fountainhead.

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Usage examples "source":

  1. And as soon as the tension died down, she went back as to a source of peace to the failure of his powers of memory, obvious, complete. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. At home his presence was a source of comfort and joy to his mother. - "Andy Grant's Pluck", Horatio Alger.
  3. Poultry droppings, when dry, are not a source of danger if kept out of the feed. - "The Dollar Hen", Milo M. Hastings.