- A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.
- A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid.
- An abundant source.
- usage: "she was a well of information"
- An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway. )
- 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.
- Come up, as of a liquid.
- usage: "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"
- synonyms: swell
- In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury.
- usage: "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
- Resulting favorably.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: good
- Wise or advantageous and hence advisable.
- usage: "it would be well to start early"
- 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'))
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: good
- Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form.
- usage: "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"
- Indicating high probability; in all likelihood.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: easily
- Used for emphasis or as an intensifier. ( entirely or fully)
- usage: "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on"
- To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree.
- usage: "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades"
- Favorably; with approval.
- usage: "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
- To a great extent or degree.
- usage: "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"
- With great or especially intimate knowledge.
- usage: "we knew them well"
- synonyms: intimately
- With prudence or propriety.
- usage: "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
- With skill or in a pleasing manner.
- usage: "she dances well"; "he writes well"
- In a manner affording benefit or advantage.
- usage: "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
- synonyms: advantageously
- In financial comfort.
- usage: "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
- synonyms: comfortably
- Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor.
- usage: "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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