Definitions of well:
  • noun:   a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • 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
  • noun:   an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  • noun:   a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  • noun:   an abundant source
    Example: "She was a well of information"
  • verb:   come up
    Example: "Tears well in her eyes"
  • adjective:   in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
    Example: "Appears to be entirely well"
  • adverb:   (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: "The children behaved well"
  • adverb:   without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
    Example: "Took the joke well"
  • adverb:   indicating high probability; in all likelihood
    Example: "I might well do it"
  • adverb:   thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
    Example: "The problem is well understood"
  • adverb:   favorably; with approval
    Example: "Their neighbors spoke well of them"
  • adverb:   to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
    Example: "The project was well underway"
  • adverb:   in financial comfort
    Example: "They live well"
  • adverb:   in a manner affording benefit or advantage
    Example: "She married well"
  • adverb:   to a great extent or degree
    Example: "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"
  • adverb:   with skill or in a pleasing manner
    Example: "She dances well"
  • adverb:   with prudence or propriety
    Example: "You would do well to say nothing more"
  • adverb:   with great or especially intimate knowledge
    Example: "We knew them well"
  • adverb:   (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
    Example: "A book well worth reading"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13882)

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