artesian well

artesian well
   A well deriving its water from a confined aquifer in which the water level stands above the ground surface [6].
   Synonym: flowing artesian well.

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  • Artesian well — Well Well, n. [OE. welle, AS. wella, wylla, from weallan to well up, surge, boil; akin to D. wel a spring or fountain. ????. See {Well}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain. [1913 Webster] Begin, then,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artesian well — see ARTESIAN (Cf. artesian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • artesian well — [är tē′zhən] n. [Fr artésien, lit., of ARTOIS (OFr Arteis), where such wells were bored] a well drilled deep enough to reach water that is draining down from higher surrounding ground above the well so that the pressure will force a flow of water …   English World dictionary

  • artesian well — UK [ɑː(r)ˌtiːzɪən ˈwel] / US [ɑrˌtɪʒɪən ˈwel] noun [countable] Word forms artesian well : singular artesian well plural artesian wells a place where natural pressure under the ground forces water to the earth s surface …   English dictionary

  • artesian well — a well in which water rises under pressure from a permeable stratum overlaid by impermeable rock. [1855 60] * * *       a man made spring from which water flows under natural pressure without pumping. It is dug or drilled wherever a gently… …   Universalium

  • artesian well — noun a) An aquifer in which water rises to the surface under its own hydrostatic pressure. b) A bore hole in an artesian basin …   Wiktionary

  • artesian well — noun Etymology: French artésien, literally, of Artois, from Old French, from Arteis Artois, France Date: 1835 1. a well in which water is under pressure; especially one in which the water flows to the surface naturally 2. a deep well …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • artesian well — ar|te|si|an well [a:ˌti:ziən ˈwel US a:rˌti:ʒən ] n [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: artésien of Artois, area of northern France where such wells were first made ] a ↑well from which the water is forced up out of the ground by natural pressure …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • artesian well — ar·te·si·an well || ɑː tiːzjÉ™n well made by boring deeply into the ground and water flows up due to internal pressure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • artesian well — ar•te′sian well′ [[t]ɑrˈti ʒən[/t]] n. gel a well in which water rises under pressure from a permeable stratum overlaid by impermeable rock • Etymology: < F artésien pertaining to Artois, where wells of this kind are found …   From formal English to slang

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