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1. well [ r ] (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard
Examples: "the children behaved well" "a task well done" "the party went well" "he slept well" "a well-argued thesis" "a well-planned party"

Used in print:

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

Nor can anyone be certain that Prokofieff would have done better , or even as well , under different circumstances .

With a large and circumspect 20_th Century technique , he wove the materials of national heroes and events , national folklore and children 's fairy_tales - Slavic dances and love songs - into a solid musical literature which served his people well , and is providing much enjoyment to the World at_large .

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

Because the body contains so much liquid , transmission of ultrasonic signals proceeds fairly well in muscles and blood_vessels .

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

Oersted 's boyhood represented a minimal chance of either attaining greatness or serving his people so well and over so long a span of life .

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Too many husbands , Dr._Schillinger continues , worry about `` how well they 're doing '' , and fear that their success depends_on some trick or technique of sexual play .

Synonyms well good Related Terms ill combining_form

2. well [ i ] interjection, usually acknowledging a question, explicit or implicit, preceding the response

Synonyms well bah

3. well [ r ] thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

The infield was well flooded but the expanded outfield was much too dark .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

The `` push '' exercise of this Push-Pull_Super-Set is the Bench_Press done with elbows well pulled back and with a greater downward stretch of the pectorals not possible with the barbell variation .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

And so well is such ignorance preserved by the amateur and the money-maker that even at the college_level most_of the hundred odd folklore courses given in the United_States survive on sentiment and nationalism alone .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The drama in the theater and the concert in the hall both have a fixed time , but the time is fixed by the director and the players , the conductor and the instrumentalists , subject , therefore , to much variation , as record collectors well know .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

A randomization of `` ups '' and `` downs '' is more likely than ordered `` ups '' and `` downs '' in position ( 3 ) since the hydrogen_atoms are well separated and so the position of one could hardly affect the position of another , and also since ordered `` up '' and `` down '' implies a larger unit_cell , for which no evidence exists .

Synonyms well

4. well [ r ] indicating high probability; in all likelihood
Examples: "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 in print:

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

Your ear takes you into the ensemble , and you may well become aware of instrumental details which previously were apparent only in the score .

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

They keep their wings and feet pressed tightly against their bodies , and in_spite_of their often colorful attire you may very well mistake them for lumps of dirt .

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

And while her Adonis did not suffer from inexperience , satiety might well be an equal handicap .

With his club_foot he might well be grateful .

So , not_only had he been here before , but it seemed he might well come again .

Synonyms well easily

5. well [ n ] a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

The area may provide good springs or opportunities for a well or be near to municipal water_lines .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Thus he wired J._P._Lower_and_Sons of Denver : `` Have you any percussion hand_grenades for throwing in a house or across a well loaded with balls or shrapnel shot ?

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Calmly he opened the Bible and read of the woman at the well .

Synonyms well Related Terms excavation oil_well gas_well driven_well sump artesian_well

6. well [ r ] (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
Examples: "a book well worth reading" "was well aware of the difficulties ahead" "suspected only too well what might be going on"

Used in print:

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

Because of his brain injury and the extreme damage suffered to his sight , the patient had to train himself for a new line_of_work , that of a portfolio maker , an occupation requiring a great_deal of precision in the making of measurements and a fairly well developed sense of form and contour .

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

Like Mrs._Dalloway , with her regrets about Peter_Walsh , he had his moments of melancholy over a youth too well spent .

Synonyms well Related Terms intensifier

7. well [ a ] in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
Examples: "appears to be entirely well" "the wound is nearly well" "a well man" "I think I'm well at least I feel well"

Used in print:

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

`` Fanny and Mrs._Godwin will probably be glad to hear that Mary has safely recovered from a very favorable confinement , and that her child is well '' .

Synonyms well Related Terms ill all_right asymptomatic cured good healthy fit

8. well [ r ] favorably; with approval
Examples: "their neighbors spoke well of them" "he thought well of the book"

Used in print:

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

`` Of_late years , I find that I like best to work out-of-doors .

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

Here , too , the cause to hate lay well back in the years .

(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)

The control_tower gave him immediate take-off permission , and the clean roar of the engine that took him off the rough strip spoke well of the skill of Donovan .

Synonyms well Related Terms ill

9. well [ r ] to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
Examples: "the project was well underway" "the fetus has well developed organs" "his father was well pleased with his grades"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

The B_vitamins are well represented , especially thiamin and riboflavin .

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

How well can the site be developed ?

How well can the site be developed ?

Synonyms well

10. well [ a ] resulting favorably
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)

The historical sign tells its story , but nothing gets interest across as well as some of the original historical items or places themselves which still have the character of the period covered .

(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)

Concerning the sentence , Foss wrote , `` If it be possible that mercy shall override vengeance and that John_Brown 's sentence shall be commuted to imprisonment , it would be well - well for the country and for Virginia '' .

Concerning the sentence , Foss wrote , `` If it be possible that mercy shall override vengeance and that John_Brown 's sentence shall be commuted to imprisonment , it would be well - well for the country and for Virginia '' .

Synonyms well good Related Terms fortunate

11. well [ v ] come up, as of liquids
Examples: : "Tears well in her eyes"

Used in print:

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

Hal felt sorry_for Mary ; he had_a_time keeping the tears from welling to his own eyes as he stood in the crowd in the observation_dome .

Synonyms well swell Related Terms surface

12. well [ a ] wise or advantageous and hence advisable
Examples: "it would be well to start early"

Used in print:

(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)

These examples are illustrative of the use of the words `` trial '' and `` experiment '' as they are used in this chapter , but they are quite flexible words and it is well not to restrict them too narrowly .

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

It would be well to show the populace how we deal with adulterers '' .

Synonyms well Related Terms advisable

13. well [ r ] to a great extent or degree
Examples: "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"

Used in print:

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The material of the Porter film is simplicity itself ; much of_it has continued to be used over the years and the heart of_it - good_guys and bad_guys in the old West - pretty well dominated television toward the end of the 1950's .

Synonyms considerably substantially well Related Terms considerable significant considerable significant

14. well [ r ] with great or especially intimate knowledge
Examples: "we knew them well

Synonyms well intimately Related Terms bosom intimate

15. well [ n ] a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

Used in print:

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

There is a small well in the top in which the fluid or paste to be tested is placed .

Synonyms well Related Terms vessel inkwell

16. well [ r ] in a manner affording benefit or advantage
Examples: "she married well" "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"

Synonyms advantageously well Related Terms badly badly advantageous advantageous

17. well [ r ] with skill or in a pleasing manner
Examples: "she dances well" "he writes well"

Synonyms well Related Terms badly

18. well [ r ] in financial comfort
Examples: "They live well" "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"

Synonyms comfortably well Related Terms comfortable comfortable

19. well [ r ] with prudence or propriety
Examples: "You would do well to say nothing more" "could not well refuse"

Synonyms well

20. well [ i ] interjection, to express acknowledgement and mild disapproval

Synonyms oh I_never by_Jove have_you_ever well oops

21. well [ r ] without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
Examples: "took the joke well" "took the tragic news well"

Synonyms well Related Terms badly

22. well [ n ] an abundant source
Examples: "she was a well of information"

Synonyms fountainhead wellspring well Related Terms source

23. Well [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13882

Synonyms Well

24. well [ i ] interjection, to resume

Synonyms well well_then now

25. well [ n ] an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)

Synonyms well Related Terms shaft stairwell

26. well [ n ] 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

Synonyms well Related Terms compartment pump_well bilge_well

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