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Well (IPA: /ˈwɛɫ/)


Well (v. i.)

An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.

Well (v. i.)

A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.

Well (v. i.)

A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.

Well (v. i.)

Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.

Well (v. i.)

An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.

Well (v. i.)

A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.

Well (v. i.)

A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.

Well (v. i.)

A depressed space in the after part of the deck; -- often called the cockpit.

Well (v. i.)

A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.

Well (v. i.)

An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.

Well (v. i.)

The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.

Well (v. i.)

To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.

Well (v. t.)

To pour forth, as from a well.

Well (v. t.)

In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.

Well (v. t.)

Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.

Well (v. t.)

Fully or about; -- used with numbers.

Well (v. t.)

In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.

Well (v. t.)

Considerably; not a little; far.

Well (a.)

Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.

Well (a.)

Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.

Well (a.)

Being in favor; favored; fortunate.

Well (a.)

Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.

Well

Excavation or structure created in the ground to access groundwater

Well

Heraldic figure

Well

Chinese constellation

Well

Town in Gelderland

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Town in Limburg

Well (Last Name / Surname)

Well is the #30,916 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 752 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (To Bradley Uppercrust III) Well I'm dizzy right now from watching your downward spiral." - An Extremely Goofy Movie

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .the excellence of the mental entertainment consists less in the subject than in the author's skill in well dressing it up." - Henry Fielding

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [About Naruto] Well that's typical. Not happy unless he's giving people a heart attack." - Naruto

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [cackling evilly] I always like my Gadget... WELL DONE! [cackles]" - Inspector Gadget 2

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Discussing food] Ginsters are horrible! You might as well just sh*t in a bap."" - Answer Me This!


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