Willed vs Welled - What's the difference?

willed | welled |

As verbs the difference between willed and welled

is that willed is (will) while welled is (well).

As an adjective willed

is having a document specifying inheritance.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

(will) (noun)


(en adjective)
  • Having a document specifying inheritance.
  • Etymology 2

    See (will) (verb)


  • (will)
  • welled



  • (well)
  • ----



    (wikipedia well)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) (m), . Related to (will).

    Alternative forms

    * (dialectal) * (Scotland) *


  • (lb) Accurately, competently, satisfactorily.
  • * {{quote-book, 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, chapter=The Tutor's Daughter, Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, page= 266
  • , passage=In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well -remembered road.}}
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well . Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}
  • (lb) Completely, fully.
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  • Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
  • (lb) To a significant degree.
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  • Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
  • * 1999 , "Drummond Pearson", What Ash are doing right now...'' (on Internet newsgroup ''alt.music.ash )
  • That guy rocks! I think he's called Matthew Lillard or sommat but he is well cool in Scream.
  • * 2002 , "jibaili", FIFA 2003 How is it?'' (on Internet newsgroup ''microsoft.public.xbox )
  • Hey Dude / FIFA 2003 is well wicked, I've got FIFA 2002 on PS2, David Beckham on Xbox and Football Manager on Xbox too, out of all pf(SIC) them FIFA 2003 is easliy(SIC) the best.
  • * 2003 , Steve Eddy, Empower, Book 2
  • Hey, you should've seen it, it was well good.
  • In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favourably; advantageously.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • It boded well to you.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Know / In measure what the mind may well contain.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • All the world speaks well of you.
    Derived terms
    * all too well * as well * do well by doing good * full well * fully well * just as well * pretty well * well and truly * well-behaved * well-known * well-mannered * well-padded * well-read * well-used


  • In good health.
  • I had been sick, but now I'm well .
  • (archaic) Prudent; good; well-advised.
  • * 1897 , National Association of Railway Surgeons, Railway surgeon , page 191:
  • On leaving the operating table it is well to put the patient in a bed previously warmed and supplied with hot cans.
    Derived terms
    * full well * get well * * well-being


    (en interjection)
  • Used to acknowledge a statement or situation.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=“Well ,” I says, “I cal'late a body could get used to Tophet if he stayed there long enough.” ¶ She flared up; the least mite of a slam at Doctor Wool was enough to set her going.}}
  • An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled.
  • Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=“Well ,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.}}
  • Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
  • * Bible, John iv. 11
  • The woman said unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.
  • A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally; a spring.
  • * Milton
  • Begin, then, sisters of the sacred well .
  • A small depression suitable for holding liquid, or other objects.
  • (figurative) A source of supply.
  • * Spenser
  • Dan Chaucer, well of English undefiled
  • * Keble
  • a well of serious thought and pure
  • (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
  • (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
  • (nautical) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water to keep fish alive while they are transported to market.
  • (nautical) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of the water.
  • (military) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
  • (architecture) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
  • (metalworking) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
  • A well drink.
  • They're having a special tonight: $1 wells .
  • (video games) The playfield of the video game Tetris , into which the blocks fall.
  • Derived terms
    * ink well * light well (architecture) * oil well * spare tire well, spare tyre well * window well (architecture) * wishing well

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m). Cognate with German .


    (en verb)
  • To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
  • * Dryden
  • [Blood] welled from out the wound.
  • * Bryant
  • [Yon spring] wells softly forth.
  • To have something seep out of the surface.
  • Her eyes welled with tears.