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King James Dictionary
WELL, n. G., a spring to spring, to issue forth, to gush, to well, to swell. G., a wave. On this word I suppose swell to be formed.
1. A spring a fountain the issuing of water from the earth.
Begin then, sisters of the sacred well. In this sense obsolete.
2. A pit or cylindrical hole, sunk perpendicularly into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, and walled with stone to prevent the earth from caving in.
3. In ships, an apartment in the middle of a ships hold, to inclose the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck.
4. In a fishing vessel, an apartment in the middle of the hold, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated int he bottom to let in fresh water for the preservation of fish, while they are transported to market.
5. In the military art, a hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
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Entry for 'Well'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/w/well.html.