Definition of Well in English :
Define Well in English
Well meaning in English
Meaning of Well in English
Pronunciation of Well in English
Well pronunciation in English
Pronounce Well in Englishsee synonyms of well
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
Example Sentences:'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
6. swell, well
come up, as of a liquid
Example Sentences:'Tears well in her eyes''the currents well up'
in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
Example Sentences:'appears to be entirely well''the wound is nearly well''a well man''I think I'm well; at least I feel well'
8. good, well
Example Sentences:'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'
wise or advantageous and hence advisable
Example Sentences:'it would be well to start early'
10. good, well
(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')
Example Sentences:'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'
thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
Example Sentences:'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'
12. easily, well
indicating high probability; in all likelihood
Example Sentences:'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'
(used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
Example Sentences:'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
Example Sentences:'the project was well underway''the fetus has well developed organs''his father was well pleased with his grades'
favorably; with approval
Example Sentences:'their neighbors spoke well of them''he thought well of the book'
to a great extent or degree
Example Sentences:'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'
17. intimately, well
with great or especially intimate knowledge
Example Sentences:'we knew them well'
with prudence or propriety
Example Sentences:'You would do well to say nothing more''could not well refuse'
with skill or in a pleasing manner
Example Sentences:'she dances well''he writes well'
20. advantageously, well
in a manner affording benefit or advantage
Example Sentences:'she married well''The children were settled advantageously in Seattle'
21. comfortably, well
in financial comfort
Example Sentences:'They live well''she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died'
without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
Example Sentences:'took the joke well''took the tragic news well'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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