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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wells, H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wellsnoun

    prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946)

Wiktionary

  1. Wellsnoun

    A small cathedral city in Somerset, England; the smallest city in England.

  2. Wellsnoun

    for someone living near a well or a spring.

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  1. Wells

    Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, England, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. Although the population recorded in the 2001 census is 10,406, it has had city status since 1205. It is the second smallest English city in terms of area and population after the City of London although, unlike the latter, Wells is not part of a larger metropolitan conurbation, and is consequently described in some sources as being England's smallest city. The name Wells derives from the three wells dedicated to Saint Andrew, one in the market place and two within the grounds of the Bishop's Palace and cathedral. There was a small Roman settlement around the wells, but its importance grew under the Saxons when King Ine of Wessex founded a minster church in 704, around which the settlement grew. Wells became a trading centre and involved in cloth making before its involvement in both the English Civil War and the Monmouth Rebellion during the 17th century. In the 19th century, transport infrastructure improved with stations on three different railway lines. The cathedral and the associated religious and architectural history have made Wells a tourist destination, which provides much of the employment. The city has a variety of sporting and cultural activities and houses several schools including The Blue School, a state coeducational comprehensive school originally founded in 1641 and the independent Wells Cathedral School, which was founded in 909 and is one of the five established musical schools for school-age children in Britain. The historic architecture of the city has also been used as a location for several films and television programmes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Wells

    a small episcopal city in Somersetshire, 20 m. SW. of Bath; it derives its name from hot springs near it, and is possessed of a beautiful cruciform cathedral in the Early English style, adorned with some 600 statues of saints, 151 of which are life-size, and some of them colossal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wells in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wells in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. The Japanese player:

    I've never done well in Indian Wells but I'm becoming better feeling, so should be good this year, i'm not the biggest server on the tour, so I try to mix it up, try not to panic, stay relaxed and focused.

  2. Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf:

    Wrongful sales practice behavior in our retail banking business ... runs counter to our vision of helping our customers succeed financially and it is not representative of Wells Fargo as an institution.

  3. Don Yee:

    The Wells report, with all due respect, is a significant and terrible disappointment.

  4. Erik Lomis:

    The Weinstein Company's The Weinstein Company and we didn't spend a ton of money on it, but we were obviously hoping for more, we love Bradley Cooper and Bradley Cooper worked so hard on The Weinstein Company with John Wells. The Weinstein Company's a passion project that hit a tough weekend.

  5. Warren Buffett:

    Wells Fargo is a company that proved the efficacy of incentives, and it's just that they just had the wrong incentives.

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