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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel]
    • /wɛl/
    • /wel/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel]
    • /wɛl/

Definitions of welled word

  • noun welled a hole drilled or bored into the earth to obtain water, petroleum, natural gas, brine, or sulfur. 1
  • noun welled a spring or natural source of water. 1
  • noun welled an apparent reservoir or a source of human feelings, emotions, energy, etc.: He was a well of gentleness and courtesy. 1
  • noun welled a container, receptacle, or reservoir for a liquid: the well of ink in a fountain pen. 1
  • noun welled any sunken or deep, enclosed space, as a shaft for air or light, stairs, or an elevator, extending vertically through the floors of a building. 1
  • noun welled Nautical. a part of a weather deck between two superstructures, extending from one side of a vessel to the other. a compartment or enclosure around a ship's pumps to make them easily accessible and protect them from being damaged by the cargo. 1

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Origin of welled

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English well(e), Old English wylle, wella, welle; cognate with German Welle wave; (v.) Middle English wellen, Old English wellan (cognate with Dutch wellen, Old Norse vella); both noun and v. ultimately akin to weallan to boil

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Parts of speech for Welled


welled popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

welled usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for welled

adverb welled

  • righted — in accordance with what is good, proper, or just: right conduct.

adjective welled

  • fitted — adapted or suited; appropriate: This water isn't fit for drinking. A long-necked giraffe is fit for browsing treetops.
  • sounded — Surgery. a long, slender instrument for sounding or exploring body cavities or canals.
  • fined — of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine.
  • haled — to compel (someone) to go: to hale a man into court.
  • chippered — to chirp or twitter.

verb welled

  • brimmed — the upper edge of anything hollow; rim; brink: the brim of a cup.
  • surged — a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep: the onward surge of an angry mob.
  • gushed — to flow out or issue suddenly, copiously, or forcibly, as a fluid from confinement: Water gushed from the broken pipe.
  • flooded — Filled with water from rain or rivers.
  • rose — Remote Operations Service Element

noun welled

  • shafted — a long pole forming the body of various weapons, as lances, halberds, or arrows.
  • bored — If you are bored, you feel tired and impatient because you have lost interest in something or because you have nothing to do.
  • mined — an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.
  • pitted — (of fruit) having the pit removed: a pitted olive.
  • holed — an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock.

conjunction welled

Antonyms for welled

verb welled

  • subsided — to sink to a low or lower level.

noun welled

  • effected — something that is produced by an agency or cause; result; consequence: Exposure to the sun had the effect of toughening his skin.
  • ended — Simple past tense and past participle of end.
  • resulted — to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.

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