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Meaning of Wells

Wells

Pronunciation: (welz), [key]
  1. 1805–78, U.S. businessman: pioneered in banking, stagecoach services, and express shipping.
  2. 1866–1946, English novelist and historian.
  3. 1815–48, U.S. dentist: pioneered use of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic.
  4. (Ida Bell Wells-Barnett), 1862–1931, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader.
  5. a historic town in E Somersetshire, in SW England: cathedral. 8586.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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