from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wells, Henry 1805-1878. American delivery-company operator who founded the American Express Company (1850) and organized Wells, Fargo and Company (1852) with William Fargo.
  • Wells, H(erbert) G(eorge) 1866-1946. British writer. Particularly known for his science-fiction novels, such as The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1898), he also wrote popular accounts of history and science.
  • Wells, Ida Bell 1862-1931. American journalist and reformer who campaigned nationwide against lynching and founded the Negro Fellowship League in 1910.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A small cathedral city in Somerset, England; the smallest city in England.
  • proper n. A topographic surname for someone living near a well or a spring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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)


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.