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n : prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction
novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and
wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)
[syn: H. G. Wells
, Herbert George Wells
English → English
, n. [OE. welle, AS. wella, wylla, from weallan to
well up, surge, boil; akin to D. wel a spring or fountain.
????. See Well
, v. i.]
1. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
Begin, then, sisters of the sacred well. --Milton.
2. 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.
The woman said unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to
draw with, and the well is deep. --John iv. 11.
3. A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
4. Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring. “This
well of mercy.”
Dan Chaucer, well of English undefiled. --Spenser.
A well of serious thought and pure. --Keble.
(a) 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
(b) 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
(c) A vertical passage in the stern into which an
auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of
(d) A depressed space in the after part of the deck; --
often called the cockpit.
6. (Mil.) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from
which run branches or galleries.
7. (Arch.) An opening through the floors of a building, as
for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
8. (Metal.) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal
, Driven well
. See under Artesian
. (Naut.) See Well
, the art or process of boring an artesian well.
(a) A drain or vent for water, somewhat like a well or
pit, serving to discharge the water of wet land.
(b) A drain conducting to a well or pit.
(a) A room where a well or spring is situated; especially,
one built over a mineral spring.
(b) (Naut.) A depression in the bottom of a boat, into
which water may run, and whence it is thrown out with
, one who sinks or digs wells.
, the art or process of sinking or digging
(Arch.), a staircase having a wellhole (see
(b) ), as distinguished from one which occupies the whole
of the space left for it in the floor.
. Same as Sweep
, n., 12.
, the water that flows into a well from
subterraneous springs; the water drawn from a well.
, v. t.
To pour forth, as from a well. --Spenser.
, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency
being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE.
wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG.
wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v["a]l, Goth. wa['i]la;
originally meaning, according to one's will or wish. See
, v. t., and cf. Wealth
1. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or
If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.
--Gen. iv. 7.
2. Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a
proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully;
Lot . . . beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it
was well watered everywhere. --Gen. xiii.
WE are wellable to overcome it. --Num. xiii.
She looketh well to the ways of her household.
Servant of God, well done! well hast thou fought
The better fight. --Milton.
3. Fully or about; -- used with numbers. [Obs.] “Well a ten
Well nine and twenty in a company. --Chaucer.
4. In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish;
satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
“It boded well to you.”
In measure what the mind may well contain. --Milton.
All the world speaks well of you. --Pope.
5. Considerably; not a little; far.
Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age.
Note: Well is sometimes used elliptically for it is well, as
an expression of satisfaction with what has been said
or done, and sometimes it expresses concession, or is
merely expletive; as, well, the work is done; well, let
us go; well, well, be it so.
Note: Well, like above, ill, and so, is used before many
participial adjectives in its usual adverbial senses,
and subject to the same custom with regard to the use
of the hyphen (see the Note under Ill
, adv.); as, a
well-affected supporter; he was well affected toward
the project; a well-trained speaker; he was well
trained in speaking; well-educated, or well educated;
well-dressed, or well dressed; well-appearing;
well-behaved; well-controlled; well-designed;
well-directed; well-formed; well-meant; well-minded;
well-ordered; well-performed; well-pleased;
well-pleasing; well-seasoned; well-steered;
well-tasted; well-told, etc. Such compound epithets
usually have an obvious meaning, and since they may be
formed at will, only a few of this class are given in
. See under As
As well as
, and also; together with; not less than; one as
much as the other; as, a sickness long, as well as severe;
London is the largest city in England, as well as the
, well or good in a moderate degree; so as to
give satisfaction, or so as to require no alteration.
, in good condition; especially, in good condition
as to property or any advantages; thriving; prosperous.
Well to do
, well off; prosperous; -- used also adjectively.
“The class well to do in the world.”
--J. H. Newman.
Well to live
, in easy circumstances; well off; well to do.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Welled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. wellen, AS. wyllan, wellan, fr. weallan;
akin to OFries. walla, OS. & OHG. wallan, G. wallen, Icel.
vella, G. welle, wave, OHG. wella, walm, AS. wylm; cf. L.
volvere to roll, Gr. ? to inwrap, ? to roll. Cf. Voluble
to boil, Wallow
To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
``[Blood] welled from out the wound.'' --Dryden. ``[Yon
spring] wells softly forth.'' --Bryant.
From his two springs in Gojam's sunny realm,
Pure welling out, he through the lucid lake
Of fair Dambea rolls his infant streams. --Thomson.
1. 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
It was well with us in Egypt. --Num. xi. 18.
2. Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or
sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly
well. “Your friends are well.”
Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake?
3. Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
He followed the fortunes of that family, and was
well with Henry the Fourth. --Dryden.
4. (Marine Insurance) Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a
certain day and place. --Burrill.