Synonyms for Fountainhead:

n.

builder, derive, come from, home, originate, spring from. fountain, mother, fount, Provenience, start, source, beginning, parent, origin, provenance, derivation, spring, rootstock, root. communication (noun)
well, wellspring.
fountain (noun)
wellspring.
fountainhead (noun)
wellspring, well, head, headspring.
principal source; person who originates (noun)
builder, fount, spring, fountain, mother, wellspring.
source (noun)
rise, cause, origin.

Other synonyms:

Provenience, fount, rootstock. origin, provenance. source, derivation, mother. fountain, parent. beginning. root. Other relevant words:
parent, origin, cause, fount, Provenience, rootstock, root, fountain, provenance, derivation, builder, beginning, source, mother, spring.

Usage examples for fountainhead

  1. He acted; however, on the inspiration of Burghley, who drew his own from the fountainhead – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. Any aggrandizement the nineteenth century may have can not boast of Waterloo as its fountainhead for only barbarous nations grow suddenly after a victory- it is the transient vanity of torrents swollen by a storm. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various