weel

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English wele, wyle, welle, likely a fusion of Old Norse vél ("device"; compare Icelandic vél (a contrivance to catch fish)) and Middle English welwe, wilwe (a weir, trap, or other device made of willow branches), from Old English wilige, wylige (basket), related to Old English welig (willow).

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Noun[edit]

weel (plural weels)

  1. A kind of trap for catching fish; a weely.
Derived terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for weel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English wel, weel, wele, wæl, from Old English wǣl (weel, a deep pool, gulf, deep water of a stream or of the sea). Cognate with Scots weil, weel (pool, eddy, whirlpool), Middle Low German wêl (a pool), Middle Low German wêlen (to swirl, whirl).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

weel (plural weels)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) A whirlpool.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

weel

  1. Pronunciation spelling of will, representing Latino-accented English.

Middle English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

weel

  1. Alternative form of wel
    He thakked hire aboute the lendes weel
    (Chaucer)

Adjective[edit]

weel

  1. Alternative form of wel

Scots[edit]

Adjective[edit]

weel (comparative better, superlative best)

  1. Well.

Adverb[edit]

weel (comparative better, superlative best)

  1. Well.
    1794, Robert Burns, A Red, Red Rose:
    And fare thee weel, my only Luve
    And fare thee weel a while!
    (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived terms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

weel

  1. Well.

Yola[edit]

Verb[edit]

weel

  1. Alternative form of woul