The word "well" is a simple one syllable four letter word but it really isn't that simple. It can be used many ways with different meanings. The first thing that comes to mind for we who live in the country is a deep, dark, hole in the ground where we get our water. You all may want to check out Hermit Jim's blog, Coffee with the Hermit (http://hermitjim.blogspot.com/) to read about the Spooner Well. For all the other definitions (way too many for me to post here), go to this website: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/well
What bothers me is when it is used way too often at the beginning of sentence: Well, I don't care. Well, ain't you special. Well, let me tell you. And many more. It just makes me sick and then I don't feel well. Yep the quality of your health and being also can be stated using this word. Stairwells are used in tall buildings, but hopefully they don't fill with water. Well, I could go on and on but I think you are getting the point. Feel free to tell me some of your favorite ways to use the word "well" and what it means in that use. Now, don't fall down the stairwell, just get a drink of water from the well, and stay well, you hear?