WELL

well

1. [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"

2. [Noun]: a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine

3. [Noun]: an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)

4. [Noun]: an abundant source; "she was a well of information"

5. [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

6. [Noun]: a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

7. [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"

8. [Adverb]: with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"

9. [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"

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

11. [Adverb]: 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. [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"

13. [Adverb]: in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"

14. [Adverb]: with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"

15. [Adverb]: with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well"

16. [Adverb]: (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

17. [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"

18. [Adverb]: favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"

19. [Adverb]: in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"

20. [Verb]: come up; "Tears well in her eyes"

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