- a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas.；a water spring or fountain.
- (of a liquid) rise to the surface and spill or be about to spill；(of an emotion) arise and become more intense
noun: well, plural noun: wells
- 1. a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas. 同義詞
- ▪ archaic a water spring or fountain.
- ▪ short for inkwell
- ▪ (in place names) a place where there are mineral springs Tunbridge Wells
- ▪ a depression made to hold liquid put the flour on a flat surface and make a well to hold the eggs
- 2. a plentiful source or supply she could feel a deep well of sympathy and compassion 同義詞
- 3. an enclosed space in the middle of a building, giving room for stairs or an elevator, or to allow light or ventilation.
- ▪ British the place in a court of law where the clerks and ushers sit.
- 4. US a shelf beneath the counter of a bar on which bottles of liquor are stored within easy reach of the bartender you would have never heard of the label of the gin in the well in average bars
- ▪ denoting or made with the relatively inexpensive brands of liquor stored in the well of a bar. happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays, with $4 well drinks and draft beers three shots of well tequila
- 5. a region of minimum potential a gravity well
- 1. (of a liquid) rise to the surface and spill or be about to spill tears were beginning to well in her eyes
- ▪ (of an emotion) arise and become more intense all the old bitterness began to well up inside her again