fountainhead noun (CAUSE)
- The incident confirmed the museum's reputation as a fountainhead of artistic liberalism in the era's "culture wars."
- He is a fountainhead of innovation and new ideas.
- One of the fountainheads of the modern travel documentary was Robert Flaherty.
- It has been suggested that Longfellow aspired to be the poetic fountainhead for America that Chaucer had been for England.
- She agrees that racism is widespread in modern society and sets out what she believes to be its main fountainheads.
fountainhead noun (STATUE)
- The works exhibited include a bronze putto fountainhead by Donatello.
- The cockerel is thought to have been one of 12 fountainheads around a marble basin at the palace of Madina al-Zahra, near Cordoba.
- At the far end of the hall, surrounded by garlanded attendants, a plump woman sat on her throne, like a fountainhead.