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Definition: fountain pen
n : a pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its
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Definition: Fountain pen
(foun"t[i^]n), n. [F. fontaine, LL.
fontana, fr. L. fons, fontis. See 2d Fount
1. A spring of water issuing from the earth.
2. An artificially produced jet or stream of water; also, the
structure or works in which such a jet or stream rises or
flows; a basin built and constantly supplied with pure
water for drinking and other useful purposes, or for
3. A reservoir or chamber to contain a liquid which can be
conducted or drawn off as needed for use; as, the ink
fountain in a printing press, etc.
4. The source from which anything proceeds, or from which
anything is supplied continuously; origin; source.
Judea, the fountain of the gospel. --Fuller.
Author of all being,
Fountain of light, thyself invisible. --Milton.
. See under Air
, primary source; original; first principle.
, an inkstand having a continual supply of
ink, as from elevated reservoir.
, a lamp fed with oil from an elevated
, a pen with a reservoir in the handle which
furnishes a supply of ink.
(a) A structure for a fountain, having the form of a pump.
(b) A portable garden pump which throws a jet, for
watering plants, etc.
(Zo["o]l.), the large West Indian conch
shell (Strombus gigas
Fountain of youth
, a mythical fountain whose waters were
fabled to have the property of renewing youth.
, n. [OE. penne, OF. penne, pene, F. penne, fr. L.
1. A feather. [Obs.] --Spenser.
2. A wing. [Obs.] --Milton.
3. An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of
a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now
also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also,
originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or
Graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock. --Job
4. Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.
“Those learned pens.”
5. (Zo["o]l.) The internal shell of a squid.
6. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Zo["o]l.) A female swan. [Prov.
. See Bow-pen
, a pen for drawing dotted lines.
, or Ruling pen
, a pen for ruling lines having
a pair of blades between which the ink is contained.
, Geometric pen
. See under Fountain
, a pen having five points for drawing the five
lines of the staff.
Pen and ink
, or pen-and-ink
, executed or done with a pen
and ink; as, a pen and ink sketch.
. A pin feather. [Obs.]
. See under Name
(Zo["o]l.), a pennatula. [Usually written