artesian well

ar·​te·​sian well | \ är-ˈtē-zhən- How to pronounce artesian well (audio) \

Definition of artesian well

1 : a well in which water is under pressure especially : one in which the water flows to the surface naturally
2 : a deep well

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Simultaneously, the event was meant to raise funds and invited investors to sponsor projects such as land and water preservation projects, artesian well building and more. Angie Jaime, Teen Vogue, "The Aniwa Gathering Connected Me to My Indigenous Ancestors," 2 Aug. 2019 The community was named Midway by farmers and cattlemen who would stop to get water from two artesian wells — long since tapped — on Sipes Avenue while traveling between Geneva and Sanford. Martin E. Comas,, "Midway residents call hundreds of new homes being built around their historic community a ‘mixed blessing’," 22 July 2019 Find Maslowski Beach or Prentice Park and fill an empty milk jug or two with artesian well water. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "3 small towns for a summer getaway in Wisconsin," 11 July 2018 Buena Vista Sitting between the Colorado Trail and the Continental Divide is Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, a cozy, year-round retreat built on a 120°F artesian well. Alex Schechter, National Geographic, "Here is the ultimate hot springs road trip in Colorado," 24 June 2019 Back in the '60s, the estate had a private gas pump, and the sprinkler system was designed to draw from an artesian well. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Mansion Has Sat Virtually Untouched For 50 Years," 8 July 2017 Researchers believe the geyser formed when ranchers drilled a hole (no one knows why) and hit a hot-water artesian well. Harriot Manley,, "Burning Man comes and goes, but the experience is year-round in Reno," 28 June 2018 The water district pumps water from the springs and three artesian wells nearby through steel pipes to storage tanks, serving about 12,000 people. Lynne Terry,, "California 'raw' water fans pay $9 a gallon for Oregon tap water," 19 Jan. 2018 Baldwin had become smitten with the rancho, which was lush and green due to the artesian wells that ran beneath its rolling pastures. Scott Garner,, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Arcadia's historic, scenic racetrack gives it a leg up," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of artesian well

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for artesian well

French artésien, literally, of Artois, from Old French, from Arteis Artois, France

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English Language Learners Definition of artesian well

: a place in the ground where water flows up to the surface because of natural pressure

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