HyperDic: well

English > 22 senses of the word well:
ADVERBallwell, good(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory / satisfactory manner or to a high standard ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well')
allwellthoroughly or completely
allwell, easilyindicating high probability
allwell(used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
allwellto a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
allwellfavorably
allwell, considerably, substantiallyto a great extent or degree
allwell, intimatelywith great or especially intimate knowledge
allwellwith prudence or propriety
allwellwith skill or in a pleasing manner
allwell, advantageouslyin a manner affording benefit or advantage
allwell, comfortablyin financial comfort
allwellwithout unusual distress or resentment
ADJECTIVEallwellin good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
allwell, goodresulting favorably
allwellwise or advantageous and hence advisable
NOUNartifactwella deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
artifactwella cavity or vessel used to contain liquid / liquid
communicationwell, wellspring, fountainheadan abundant source
artifactwellan open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
artifactwellan 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
VERBmotionwell, swellcome up, as of a liquid
well > pronunciation
Soundsweh'l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > well: 22 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn 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"
Narrowerasymptomatic, symptomlessHaving no symptoms of illness or disease
cured, healed, recoveredFreed from illness or injury
See alsofitphysically and mentally sound or healthy
healthyHaving or indicating good health in body or mind
Oppositeill, sickAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
Spanishsano
Catalan
Nounswellnessa healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
English > well: 22 senses > adjective 2
MeaningResulting favorably.
Examples
  • "it is well that no one saw you"
  • "all's well that ends well"
Synonymgood
BroaderfortunateHaving unexpected good fortune
Spanishbuen, bueno
English > well: 22 senses > adjective 3
Meaningwise or advantageous and hence advisable.
Example"it would be well to start early"
Broaderadvisableworthy of being recommended or suggested
English > well: 22 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.
Narrowerartesian wellA well drilled through impermeable strata into strata that receive water from a higher altitude so there is pressure to force the water to flow upward
driven well, tube wellA well made by driving a tube into the earth to a stratum that bears water
gas wellA well that yields or has yielded natural gas
oil well, oilerA well that yields or has yielded oil
sumpA well or other hole in which water has collected
BroaderexcavationA hole in the ground made by excavating
Spanishpozo
Catalanpou
English > well: 22 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA cavity or vessel used to contain liquid / liquid.
Narrowerinkwell, inkstandA small well holding writing ink into which a pen can be dipped
BroadervesselAn object used as a container (especially for liquids / liquids)
English > well: 22 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn abundant source.
Example"she was a well of information"
Synonymswellspring, fountainhead
BroadersourceA document (or organization) from which information is obtained
English > well: 22 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).
NarrowerstairwellA vertical well around which there is a stairway
BroadershaftA vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
English > well: 22 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn 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.
Narrowerbilge well(nautical) a well where seepage drains to be pumped away
pump wellAn enclosure in the middle of a ship's hold that protects the ship's pumps
BroadercompartmentA partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger / larger enclosed area
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 1
Meaning(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory / satisfactory manner or to a high standard ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well').
Examples
  • "the children behaved well"
  • "a task well done"
  • "the party went well"
  • "he slept well"
  • "a well-argued thesis"
  • "a well-seasoned dish"
  • "a well-planned party"
Synonymgood
Oppositeill, badly, poorly('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner
Usage ofcombining formA bound form used only in compounds
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 2
MeaningThoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form.
Examples
  • "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"
Spanishbien, totalmente
Catalanben,
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIndicating high probability; in all likelihood.
Examples
  • "I might well do it"
  • "you may well need your umbrella"
  • "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"
Synonymeasily
Spanishfacilmente
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 4
Meaning(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"
Usage ofintensifier, intensiveA modifier that has little meaning / meaning except to intensify the meaning / meaning it modifies
Spanishmuy
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 5
MeaningTo 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"
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 6
Meaningfavorably; with approval.
Examples
  • "their neighbors spoke well of them"
  • "he thought well of the book"
Oppositeill, badlyunfavorably or with disapproval
Spanishbien
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 7
MeaningTo a great extent or degree.
Example"I'm afraid the film was well over budget"
Synonymsconsiderably, substantially
Spanishconsiderablemente, jugosamente, muy, significativamente, substancialmente, sustancialmente
Catalanconsiderablement
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 8
MeaningWith great or especially intimate knowledge.
Example"we knew them well"
Synonymintimately
Spanishíntimamente
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 9
MeaningWith prudence or propriety.
Examples
  • "You would do well to say nothing more"
  • "could not well refuse"
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 10
MeaningWith skill or in a pleasing manner.
Examples
  • "she dances well"
  • "he writes well"
OppositebadlyWithout skill or in a displeasing manner
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 11
MeaningIn a manner affording benefit or advantage.
Example"she married well"
Synonymadvantageously
Oppositebadly, disadvantageouslyIn a disadvantageous way
Spanishprovechosamente, ventajosamente
Catalanavantatjosament
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 12
MeaningIn financial comfort.
Example"They live well"
Synonymcomfortably
Spanishbien, confortablemente
English > well: 22 senses > adverb 13
MeaningWithout unusual distress or resentment; with good humor.
Examples
  • "took the joke well"
  • "took the tragic news well"
OppositebadlyWith unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display
Spanishbien
English > well: 22 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningcome up, as of a liquid.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "Tears well in her eyes"
  • "the currents well up"
Synonymswell
Broadersurface, come up, rise up, riseCome to the surface
Spanishbrotar, hincharse, manar
Catalanrajar

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