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  Definition of Well
  1. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  2. 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
  3. an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  4. a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  5. an abundant source; "she was a well of information"
  6. come up; "Tears well in her eyes"
  7. in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I''m well; at least I feel well"
  8. (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''); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-ar
  9. without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
  10. indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "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"
  11. thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "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 cu
  12. favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
  13. to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades"
  14. in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
  15. in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
  16. to a great extent or degree; "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. with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"
  18. with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
  19. with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well"
  20. (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully; "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on"
Similar Words: wellspring, fountainhead, swell, good, easily, comfortably, advantageously, considerably, substantially, intimately


See Also: fit, healthy


Hyponyms: artesian well, driven well, tube well, gas well, oil well, oiler, sump, bilge well, pump well, stairwell, inkwell, inkstand


Pertainyms: comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do, advantageous, significant, substantial, considerable, intimate


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: fontrein   Albanian: pus  
Bulgarian: кладенец   Catalan: pou  
Chinese: and   Croatian: zdenac  
Danish: brønd   Dutch: bron and gezond  
Esperanto: puto   Finnish: hyvin and kaivo and terve  
French: bien and puits   Georgian: ჭა  
German: Brunnen and gesund and gut   Greek: πηγάδι and καλά  
Hebrew: באר and בריא   Hindi: कूआँ  
Hungarian: kút   Icelandic: bolli  
Ido: bona and puteo   Indonesian: sumur  
Interlingua: puteo   Italian: bene and pozzo  
Japanese: 良い and 良く and 井戸   Korean:  
Kurdish: بیر   Latin: puteus  
Latvian: aka   Malay: perigi  
Malayalam: കിണര്‍   Norwegian: brønn  
Polish: dobrze and studnia and zdrowy   Portuguese: bem and poço  
Romanian: bine and fântână   Russian: здоровый and колодец and хорошо  
Serbian: бунар   Slovak: dobre and studňa  
Slovene: dobro and vodnjak and zdrav   Spanish: aljibe and bien  
Swedish: brunn and frisk and väl   Telugu: నుయ్యి and బాగు  
Yiddish: ברונעם  
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