1. In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury (synset 302551348)
    "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
  2. Resulting favorably (synset 301052461)
    "it's 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"
  3. Wise or advantageous and hence advisable (synset 300068247)
    "it would be well to start early"
  1. A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine (synset 104579630)
  2. A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid (synset 104580221)
  3. An abundant source (synset 106688724)
    "she was a well of information"
  4. An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) (synset 104580086)
  5. 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 (synset 104579845)
  1. (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') (synset 400011555)
    "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"; "the baby can walk pretty good"
  2. Thoroughly or completely;
    Often used as a combining form (synset 400013241)
    "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"
  3. Indicating high probability;
    In all likelihood (synset 400012993)
    "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"
  4. (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully (synset 400015597)
    "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on"
  5. To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree (synset 400013891)
    "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades"
  6. Favorably;
    With approval (synset 400013554)
    "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
  7. To a great extent or degree (synset 400014747)
    "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. With great or especially intimate knowledge (synset 400015469)
    "we knew them well"
  9. With prudence or propriety (synset 400015344)
    "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
  10. With skill or in a pleasing manner (synset 400015078)
    "she dances well"; "he writes well"
  11. In a manner affording benefit or advantage (synset 400014255)
    "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
  12. In financial comfort (synset 400014088)
    "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
  13. Without unusual distress or resentment;
    With good humor (synset 400012591)
    "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
  1. Come up, as of a liquid (synset 201995218)
    "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"

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