Well Well, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Welled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Welling}.] [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}, {Wallop} to boil, {Wallow}, {Weld} of metal.] 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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