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Well may refer to:


Used for resource extraction[edit]

  • Water well, an artificial excavation, hole or structure for the purpose of withdrawing water
  • Castle well, provided a protected source of drinking water
  • Salt well, or brine well, used to mine salt
  • Well drainage of agricultural land by pumped wells
  • Oil well, a hole drilled through the Earth's surface for the purpose of extracting petroleum oil
  • Gas well, a relatively minor variation of an oil well

Other structures[edit]

  • Air well (condenser), a structure or device designed to promote the condensation of atmospheric moisture
  • Clootie well, a place of pilgrimage in Celtic areas
  • Holy well, often pagan sacred sites that were later Christianized
  • Jacob's Well, of religious significance in the West Bank
  • Lightwell, in architecture, an unroofed space designed to allow sunlight to reach interior areas
  • Wishing well, a term from European folklore


In the arts[edit]


Other uses in the arts[edit]

In science and technology[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • The WELL, originally Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, a virtual community
  • "The Well", a nickname for the Scottish football team Motherwell F.C.
  • The well of the court, part of the courtroom in some countries
  • Well drink, a name for a type of alcoholic beverage
  • Well Pharmacy, a British pharmacy chain.

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