US: /ˈsɔɹs/
UK: /sˈɔːs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

source /sɔ:s/
  • danh từ
    • nguồn sông, nguồi suối
    • nguồn, nguồn gốc
      • reliable source of information: nguồn tin tức đáng tin cậy
    • idleness is the source of all evil
      • nhàn cư vi bất tiện

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 a place, person or thing that you get sth from: renewable energy sources + Your local library will be a useful source of information. + What is their main source of income? + The tiny window was the only source of light.
2 [usually pl.] a person, book or document that provides information, especially for study, a piece of written work or news: He refused to name his sources. + Government sources indicated yesterday that cuts may have to be made. + source material + Historians use a wide range of primary and secondary sources for their research.
3 a person or thing that causes sth, especially a problem: a source of pollution / violence + a source of anxiety / confusion
4 the place where a river or stream starts: the source of the Nile
Idioms: at source at the place or the point that sth comes from or begins from: Is your salary taxed at source (= by your employer)? + It is better to deal with such problems at source.
+ verb [VN] [often passive] ~ sth (from ...) (business) to get sth from a particular place: We source all the meat sold in our stores from British farms.
See also - OUTSOURCE

Thesaurus dictionary

1 fountain-head, well-spring, origin, provenance, provenience, inception, start, outset, beginning, root(s), commencement, rise:
We set out to find the source of the Blue Nile. The mineral bauxite is the source of aluminium.
2 originator, author, creator, begetter:
Who is credited as the source of this quotation?
3 authority, documentation; informant, Colloq horse's mouth:
To verify the information, go to the source.

Collocation dictionary

1 where you get sth from


excellent, fertile, good, lucrative, reliable, rich, valuable
a fertile source of ideas a lucrative source of income a rich source of vitamins
| important, main, major, principal | cheap
a cheap source of labour
| external, foreign
Do you have any foreign sources of income?
| independent
an independent source of funding
| additional | alternative
We need to look for alternative sources of energy.
| natural | renewable
The village obtains all its energy from renewable sources.
| energy, food, heat, light, power, water


be, constitute, prove, provide
The census constitutes the principal source of official statistics. These crustaceans provide a valuable food source for some fish.
| exploit, tap, use (as)
The government hopes to tap new sources of employment in the area of health.
| locate
We tried to locate the source of the sound.


at ~
Under the PAYE system, employees' income is taxed at source (= by the employer).
| ~ of
a reliable source of advice


a variety of sources
The research was funded from a wide variety of sources.

2 person, book, etc. that gives information


invaluable, useful, valuable | authoritative, informed, reliable, reputable | unreliable | original | independent | anonymous | primary, secondary | published | biographical, documentary, historical, literary, written | diplomatic, government, intelligence, military, official, police
Intelligence sources report a build-up of troops just inside the border.
| data, information


use (as) | cite, quote
Researchers try to quote primary sources wherever possible.
| disclose, name, reveal
The police refused to reveal the source of their information.


claim sth, describe sth, disclose sth, indicate sth, report sth, reveal sth, say sth, suggest sth
Government sources indicated that a compromise might be reached. One source said: ‘Our blood is up. We are angry at the way we have been treated.’
| deny sth




according to ~s
According to informed sources, a takeover bid is planned for next month.
| ~ of


sources close to sb
Sources close to the player claim he won't be entering this year's championship.

Concise English dictionary

sources|sourced|sourcingsɔrs /sɔːs
+the place where something begins, where it springs into being
+a person who supplies information
+a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
+a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
+a facility where something is available
+anything that provides inspiration for later work
+someone who originates or causes or initiates something
+(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
+anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies
+get (a product) from another country or business
+specify the origin of