|1.||[ adverb ] (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard|
"the children behaved well" "a task well done" "the party went well" "he slept well" "a well-argued thesis" "a well-planned party"
|Related terms:||ill combining_form|
|2.||[ interjection ] interjection, usually acknowledging a question, explicit or implicit, preceding the response|
|3.||[ adverb ] thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form|
"The problem is well understood" "she was well informed" "shake well before using" "be sure the meat is well cooked" "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers" "well-educated"
|4.||[ adverb ] 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"
|5.||[ noun ] a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine|
|Related terms:||excavation oil_well gas_well driven_well sump artesian_well|
|6.||[ adverb ] (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"
|7.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||ill all_right asymptomatic cured good healthy fit|
|8.||[ adverb ] favorably; with approval|
"their neighbors spoke well of them" "he thought well of the book"
|9.||[ adverb ] 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"
|10.||[ adjective ] resulting favorably|
"its 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"
|11.||[ verb ] come up, as of liquids|
: "Tears well in her eyes"
|12.||[ adjective ] wise or advantageous and hence advisable|
"it would be well to start early"
|13.||[ adverb ] 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"
|Related terms:||considerable significant considerable significant|
|14.||[ adverb ] with great or especially intimate knowledge|
"we knew them well
|Related terms:||bosom intimate|
|15.||[ noun ] a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid|
|Related terms:||vessel inkwell|
|16.||[ adverb ] in a manner affording benefit or advantage|
"she married well" "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
|Related terms:||badly badly advantageous advantageous|
|17.||[ adverb ] with skill or in a pleasing manner|
"she dances well" "he writes well"
|18.||[ adverb ] in financial comfort|
"They live well" "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
|Related terms:||comfortable comfortable|
|19.||[ adverb ] with prudence or propriety|
"You would do well to say nothing more" "could not well refuse"
|20.||[ interjection ] interjection, to express acknowledgement and mild disapproval|
|Synonyms:||oh I_never by_Jove have_you_ever oops|
|21.||[ adverb ] without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor|
"took the joke well" "took the tragic news well"
|22.||[ noun ] (writing) an abundant source|
"she was a well of information"
|23.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13882|
|24.||[ interjection ] interjection, to resume|
|25.||[ noun ] (architecture) an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)|
|Related terms:||shaft stairwell|
|26.||[ 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|
|Related terms:||compartment pump_well bilge_well|