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well - Dictionary definition and meaning for word well

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(noun) a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
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(noun) a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
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(noun) an abundant source
Synonyms : fountainhead , wellspring
Example Sentence
  • she was a well of information

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(noun) an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
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(noun) an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps
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(verb) come up, as of a liquid
Synonyms : swell
Example Sentence
  • Tears well in her eyes
  • the currents well up

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(adj) in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
Example Sentence
  • appears to be entirely well
  • the wound is nearly well
  • a well man
  • I think I'm well; at least I feel well

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(adj) resulting favorably
Synonyms : good
Example Sentence
  • it's a good thing that I wasn't there
  • it is good that you stayed
  • it is well that no one saw you
  • all's well that ends well

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(adj) wise or advantageous and hence advisable
Example Sentence
  • it would be well to start early

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(adv) (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')
Synonyms : good
Example Sentence
  • the children behaved well
  • a task well done
  • the party went well
  • he slept well
  • a well-argued thesis
  • a well-seasoned dish
  • a well-planned party
  • the baby can walk pretty good

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(adv) thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
Example Sentence
  • The problem is well understood
  • she was well informed
  • shake well before using
  • in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked
  • well-done beef
  • well-satisfied customers
  • well-educated

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(adv) indicating high probability; in all likelihood
Synonyms : easily
Example Sentence
  • I might well do it
  • a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster
  • you may well need your umbrella
  • he could equally well be trying to deceive us

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(adv) (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
Example Sentence
  • a book well worth reading
  • was well aware of the difficulties ahead
  • suspected only too well what might be going on

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(adv) to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
Example Sentence
  • the project was well underway
  • the fetus has well developed organs
  • his father was well pleased with his grades

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(adv) favorably; with approval
Example Sentence
  • their neighbors spoke well of them
  • he thought well of the book

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(adv) to a great extent or degree
Example Sentence
  • I'm afraid the film was well over budget
  • painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger
  • the house has fallen considerably in value
  • the price went up substantially

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(adv) with great or especially intimate knowledge
Synonyms : intimately
Example Sentence
  • we knew them well

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(adv) with prudence or propriety
Example Sentence
  • You would do well to say nothing more
  • could not well refuse

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(adv) with skill or in a pleasing manner
Example Sentence
  • she dances well
  • he writes well

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(adv) in a manner affording benefit or advantage
Synonyms : advantageously
Example Sentence
  • she married well
  • The children were settled advantageously in Seattle

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(adv) in financial comfort
Synonyms : comfortably
Example Sentence
  • They live well
  • she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died

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(adv) without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
Example Sentence
  • took the joke well
  • took the tragic news well

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