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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
Concise Dictionary
sources|sourced|sourcingsɔrs /sɔːs
noun
+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
verb
+get (a product) from another country or business
+specify the origin of

Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
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.
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
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 where you get sth from

ADJ.

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

VERB + SOURCE

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.

PREP.

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

PHRASES

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

2 person, book, etc. that gives information

ADJ.

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

VERB + SOURCE

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.

SOURCE + VERB

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

SOURCE + NOUN

material

PREP.

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

PHRASES

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



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