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Oxford dictionary definition of the word well:
1a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas.
archaic a water spring or fountain.
(Wells) [in place names] a place where there are mineral springs:
a depression made to hold liquid:
put the flour on a flat surface and make a well to hold the eggs
2a plentiful source or supply:
she could feel a deep well of sympathy and compassion
3an enclosed space in the middle of a building, giving room for stairs or a lift, or to allow light or ventilation.
British the place in a law court where the clerks and ushers sit.
4 Physics a region of minimum potential:
a gravity well
[no object, with adverbial] (often well up)
(of a liquid) rise up to the surface and spill or be about to spill:
tears were beginning to well up in her eyes
(of an emotion) develop and become more intense:
all the old bitterness began to well up inside her again
Old English wella, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wel and German Welle ‘a wave’