Wells

[welz] /wɛlz/
noun
1.
Henry, 1805–78, U.S. businessman: pioneered in banking, stagecoach services, and express shipping.
2.
H(erbert) G(eorge) 1866–1946, English novelist and historian.
3.
Horace, 1815–48, U.S. dentist: pioneered use of nitrous oxide as an anesthetic.
4.
Ida Bell (Ida Bell Wells-Barnett) 1862–1931, U.S. journalist and civil-rights leader.
5.
a historic town in E Somersetshire, in SW England: cathedral.
British Dictionary definitions for horace wells
Wells1 (wɛlz)
 
n
a city in SW England, in Somerset: 12th-century cathedral. Pop: 10 406 (2001)

Wells2 (wɛlz)
 
n
1.  Henry. 1805--78, US businessman, who founded (1852) with William Fargo the express mail service Wells, Fargo and Company
2.  H(erbert) G(eorge). 1866--1946, British writer. His science-fiction stories include The Time Machine (1895), War of the Worlds (1898), and The Shape of Things to Come (1933). His novels on contemporary social questions, such as Kipps (1905), Tono-Bungay (1909), and Ann Veronica (1909), affected the opinions of his day. His nonfiction works include The Outline of History (1920)

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horace wells in Medicine

Wells (wělz), Horace. 1815-1848.

American dentist who was the first to use nitrous oxide to anesthetize patients during oral surgery.

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