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  • wishing well — n a ↑well or pool of water that people throw coins into while making a wish …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wishing well — ► NOUN ▪ a well into which one drops a coin and makes a wish …   English terms dictionary

  • Wishing well — A wishing well is a term from European folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift… …   Wikipedia

  • Wishing Well — Infobox Single Name = Wishing Well Cover size = Border = Caption = Artist = Terence Trent D Arby Album = Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D Arby A side = B side = Elevators Hearts Released = Start date|1987 Format = 7 single …   Wikipedia

  • wishing well — UK [ˈwɪʃɪŋ ˌwel] / US noun [countable] Word forms wishing well : singular wishing well plural wishing wells a well or pool of water that you throw money into so that you can make a wish …   English dictionary

  • wishing well — a well or pool of water supposed to grant the wish of one who tosses a coin into it. * * * noun, pl ⋯ wells [count] : a well that people throw coins into while making a wish * * * ˈwishing well 7 [wishing well] noun a ↑well that people drop a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wishing well — well that according to legend one may ask it wishes that will come true …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wishing well — /ˈwɪʃɪŋ wɛl/ (say wishing wel) noun 1. a well into which people drop money, charms, etc., in the expectation that they will have a wish fulfilled. 2. any similar pool of water created for this purpose. 3. a box to take monetary gifts made by the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wishing well — wish|ing well [ wıʃıŋ ,wel ] noun count a WELL or pool of water that you throw money into so that you can make a wish …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wishing well — wish′ing well n. cvb a well or pool of water supposed to grant the wish of one who tosses a coin into it • Etymology: 1790–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • wishing well — a well or pool of water supposed to grant the wish of one who tosses a coin into it. * * * …   Universalium

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