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Definitions of well

  1. To flow up, as water in a spring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To pour forth, as from a well. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Considerably; not a little; far. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Fully or about; - used with numbers. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To pour forth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A depressed space in the after part of the deck; - often called the cockpit. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To flow or pour forth as from a spring. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To issue forth, as water from the earth: to spring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To issue forth, as water from the earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. come up, as of liquids; "Tears well in her eyes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. To pour forth, as from a spring; to issue forth, as water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A spring; pit dug to water; inclosure round a ship's pumps. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. A hole sunk into the earth for water, oil, or natural gas. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. A spring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A depression, cavity, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. Together with. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. (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") Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. Rightly; justly; suitably; favorably; fortunately; sufficiently; fully; as, well under way. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. In a proper manner: rightly: thoroughly: favorably: conveniently. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. Excellently; suitably; prosperously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  51. come up; "Tears well in her eyes" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. (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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. Being in favor; favored; fortunate. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. In good condition or circumstances; fortunate; sound in body; healthy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  62. Good in condition: fortunate: in health. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  63. In a good state; in health. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  64. Rightly; properly; to a good degree; conveniently. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  65. Suitable; fit; right. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. Having good health; free from trouble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. Being in health; having a sound body, with all the organs in healthy action; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. An English prefix expressing what is right, laudable or complete. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  69. Being in a state of health; fortunate; advantageous; recovered from a sickness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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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
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