Novel by Ayn Rand (published in 1943) centering on the struggles of a young architect named Howard Roark. It presents the idea that man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. The novel celebrates reason, individualism, productivity, and creativity. It is criticized for its presentation of largely black-and-white characters, and an undercurrent of sadomasochism in Roark's relationship with Dominque Francon (who serves as both an adversary and a love interest). Many who dislike the book despise Rand's philosophical system, Objectivism, or are simply too damn lazy to read a 700-page novel.
"What's up with Maria? She's talking about 'collectivism of the soul'."
"She read 'The Fountainhead' this month."
"Is she going to become an objectivist a-hole?"
"No, probably not. You just can't start thinking you're an unrecognized genius when you're reallly just 5% smarter than the dolts around you.
by Rusanova January 14, 2011
to get a general overview from an outside source of plot and themes about a book that you want to read in order to increase your cultural literacy. And then subsequently going around pretending like you've read it when, in fact, you probably stopped mid-way through chapter 2.
"Is that Dante's Infernoyou're reading? While very good, it's an extremely difficult read... you should just Fountainhead it."
by Jeff Custer October 13, 2007
The effect of expelled urine hitting, and therefore having its trajectory altered upon, contact with the portion of a Prince Albert genital piercing situated in close proximity to the exterior of the male urethral opening. Sometimes also resulting in a Keern, where the stream is separated into two individual streams, most often travelling in different directions.
Person1- "Why don't you ever use the urinal like the rest of us?"
Person 2- "Because I'll piss on you. My Prince Albert Fountainhead guarantees it."
by JayszunVanderwerff July 24, 2011