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well2

well2

 
pronunciation:
wel
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deep hole dug in the ground for obtaining water, oil, gas, or other natural resources.
similar words:
mine, pit, shaft, sump
definition 2: a spring, pool, or other natural source of water.
synonyms:
spring
similar words:
fount, fountain, fountainhead, pool, source, wellspring
definition 3: a vertical space within a building that extends through its floors and contains the stairs, an elevator, or heat and air shafts.
similar words:
shaft
definition 4: a container for holding a particular liquid such as ink.
similar words:
container, inkwell, jar, receptacle, reservoir
definition 5: an abundant source.
a well of good ideas
synonyms:
font, fount, mine, wellspring
similar words:
fountain, fountainhead, gold mine, repository, reservoir, source, store, vessel, wealth
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: welled, welling, wells
definition: to rise or spring to the surface (often fol. by up, out, or forth).
The river welled forth and spilled over its banks.Tears welled up in the baby's eyes.
synonyms:
rise, stream, surge, swell
similar words:
emanate, flood, flow, gush, issue, pour, spring, spurt
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to send or pour forth.
The tank welled all its water.
synonyms:
discharge, stream
similar words:
emanate, emit, gush, issue, ooze, pour, spill, spout, spurt