Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “well”

See all translations

well

noun [C]
 
 
/wel/
NATURAL RESOURCES a deep hole in the ground from which you can get water: These two tributaries of the Yellowstone River supply water for farms and wells in two states. It is an 8-mile round trip to fetch clean water from a well.
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION →  oil well
Translations of “well”
in Korean 우물…
in Arabic بِئْر…
in French puits, cage (d’escalier)…
in Turkish kuyu, artezyen…
in Italian pozzo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 水井, 油井, 氣井…
in Russian колодец, источник…
in Polish studnia, szyb…
in Spanish pozo, hueco…
in Portuguese poço…
in German der Brunnen, das (Treppen-)Haus…
in Catalan pou…
in Japanese 井戸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 水井, 油井, 气井…
(Definition of well from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of well?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “well” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More