Welladay to Wench
(Well"a*day) interj. [Corrupted from wela way.] Alas! Welaway! Shak.
(Wel"lat) n. (Zoöl.) The king parrakeet See under King.
(Well"-be`ing) n. The state or condition of being well; welfare; happiness; prosperity; as, virtue
is essential to the well-being of men or of society.
(Well"-born`) a. Born of a noble or respect able family; not of mean birth.
(Well"-bred`) a. Having good breeding; refined in manners; polite; cultivated.
I am as well-bred as the earl's granddaughter.Thackera.
(Well"do`er) n. One who does well; one who does good to another; a benefactor.
(Well"do`ing), n. A doing well; right performance of duties. Also used adjectively.
(Well"drain`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Welldrained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Well-draining.] To drain, as
land; by means of wells, or pits, which receive the water, and from which it is discharged by machinery.
(Well"fare`) n. See Welfare. [Obs.]
(Well"-fa"vored) a. Handsome; wellformed; beautiful; pleasing to the eye.
Rachel was beautiful and well-favored.Gen. xxix. 17.
(Well"head`) n. A source, spring, or fountain.
At the wellhead the purest streams arise.Spenser.
Our public-school and university life is a great wellhead of new and irresponsible words.Earle.
1. (Arch.) (a) The open space in a floor, to accommodate a staircase. (b) The open space left beyond
the ends of the steps of a staircase.
2. A cavity which receives a counterbalancing weight in certain mechanical contrivances, and is adapted
also for other purposes. W. M. Buchanan.
(Well`-in*formed") a. Correctly informed; provided with information; well furnished with
authentic knowledge; intelligent.
(Wel`ling*to"ni*a) n. [NL. So named after the Duke of Wellington.] (Bot.) A name given
to the "big trees" (Sequoia gigantea) of California, and still used in England. See Sequoia.
(Wel"ling*tons) n. pl. [After the Duke of Wellington.] A kind of long boots for men.
(Well`-in*ten"tioned) a. Having upright intentions or honorable purposes.
Dutchmen who had sold themselves to France, as the wellintentioned party.Macaulay.
(Well"-known`) a. Fully known; generally known or acknowledged.
A church well known with a well-known rite.M. Arnold.