Definitions of well

  1. in a manner affording benefit or advantage; " she married well"; " The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
  2. 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"
  3. an abundant source; " she was a well of information"
  4. ( 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"; (` good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for ` well' as in" the baby can walk pretty good")
  5. with great or especially intimate knowledge; " we knew them well"
  6. come up, as of liquids; " Tears well in her eyes"
  7. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  8. 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
  9. an open shaft through the floors of a building ( as for a stairway)
  10. a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  11. without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; " took the joke well"; " took the tragic news well"
  12. 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 customers"; " well- educated"
  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. 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"
  15. wise or advantageous and hence advisable; " it would be well to start early"
  16. come up; " Tears well in her eyes"
  17. 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"
  18. favorably; with approval; " their neighbors spoke well of them"; " he thought well of the book"
  19. with skill or in a pleasing manner; " she dances well"; " he writes well"
  20. with prudence or propriety; " You would do well to say nothing more"; " could not well refuse"
  21. ( 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"
  22. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
  23. A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.
  24. A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
  25. Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
  26. An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.
  27. A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market.
  28. A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.
  29. A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
  30. An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
  31. The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
  32. To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
  33. To pour forth, as from a well.
  34. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
  35. Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.
  36. Considerably; not a little; far.
  37. Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
  38. Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
  39. Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
  40. Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
  41. A depressed space in the after part of the deck; - often called the cockpit.
  42. Fully or about; - used with numbers.
  43. A spring or fountain; a shaft sunk in the earth to reach a supply of water or other liquid, such as oil; some thing like a well in shape.
  44. To flow or pour forth as from a spring.
  45. Rightly; justly; suitably; favorably; fortunately; sufficiently; fully; as, well under way.
  46. In good condition or circumstances; fortunate; sound in body; healthy.
  47. A rise of water from the earth: a spring: a pit in the earth whence a supply of water is obtained: an inclosure in a ship's hold round the pumps: the open space in the middle of a staircase.
  48. To issue forth, as water from the earth: to spring.
  49. Good in condition: fortunate: in health.
  50. In a proper manner: rightly: thoroughly: favorably: conveniently.
  51. To pour forth.
  52. A spring; pit dug to water; inclosure round a ship's pumps.
  53. In a good state; in health.
  54. Rightly; properly; to a good degree; conveniently.
  55. To issue forth, as water from the earth.
  56. To flow up, as water in a spring.
  57. Suitable; fit; right.
  58. Having good health; free from trouble.
  59. A hole sunk into the earth for water, oil, or natural gas.
  60. A spring.
  61. A depression, cavity, etc.
  62. Excellently; suitably; prosperously.
  63. Being in health; having a sound body, with all the organs in healthy action; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy.
  64. In a proper manner; justly; rightly: not ill or wickedly; skilfully; with due art; sufficiently; abundantly; to a degree that gives pleasure; favourably; with praise; conveniently; suitably; advantageously; perfectly; thoroughly; fully; adequately. As well as, together with; one as much as the other. Well enough, in a moderate degree.
  65. A spring; a fountain; water issuing from the earth; a pit, or cylindrical hole, sunk perpendicularly into the earth to reach a supply of water, and walled to prevent the earth caving in; an in- closure round the pumps in the middle of a ships hold; an apartment in a fishing boat to preserve fresh fish while they are transported to market; a hole or excavation in the earth, from which run branches or galleries; a source.
  66. An English prefix expressing what is right, laudable or complete.
  67. Being in a state of health; fortunate; advantageous; recovered from a sickness.
  68. In a choice or desirable manner; justly; rightly; skilfully; very much; to a sufficient degree; perfectly; a word expressing satisfaction, or merely expletive,- as, " well, well, be it so"-" well, let us go"; as well as.
  69. Together with.
  70. A fountain of water; a deep narrow pit dug in the earth for the purpose of retaining spring or other water; an enclosure around the bottom of a ship's pumps; an enclosed space in a fishing- boat for keeping fish alive; in arch., the space in which winding stairs are placed; a deep excavation for military purposes.
  71. To pour forth, as from a spring; to issue forth, as water.

Usage examples for well

  1. Was she not well then? – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  2. Well, not as much as you. – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  3. " Well, I don't know," she replied. – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt
  4. " Well, I suppose she did! – The Mark Of Cain by Andrew Lang
  5. Well, then, that's all right. – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  6. Oh, I know it very well. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  7. Didn't I do well? – The Ice Pilot by Henry Leverage
  8. I know you will do it well! – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  9. " A joke's all very well! – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  10. Well, I do think! – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  11. Well, but what is it? – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn
  12. Well, why do you? – Malcolm Sage, Detective by Herbert George Jenkins
  13. But I feel all well now. – In Wild Rose Time by Amanda M. Douglas
  14. Help me out, and it shall be well with you! – A Kindergarten Story Book by Jane L. Hoxie
  15. She said, " We are well." – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  16. I know that look so well. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  17. Well, it is 'Challoner Place' now. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey