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"also:
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"similar: fortunate - having unexpected good fortunesynonym: good
Wise or advantageous and hence advisable (synset 300068247)
"it would be well to start early"similar: advisable - worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine (synset 104579630)
hypernym: excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavatinghyponym:
- artesian well - a 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 well - a well made by driving a tube into the earth to a stratum that bears water
- gas well - a well that yields or has yielded natural gas
- oil well, oiler - a well that yields or has yielded oil
- sump - a well or other hole in which water has collected
A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid (synset 104580221)
hypernym: vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
An abundant source (synset 106688724)
"she was a well of information"hypernym: source - a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) (synset 104580086)
hypernym: shaft - a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)hyponym: stairwell - a vertical well around which there is a stairway
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)
hypernym: compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
(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"domain usage: combining form - a bound form used only in compoundssynonym: good
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"
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"synonym: easily
(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"
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"
With approval (synset 400013554)"their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
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"
With great or especially intimate knowledge (synset 400015469)
"we knew them well"synonym: intimately
With prudence or propriety (synset 400015344)
"You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
With skill or in a pleasing manner (synset 400015078)
"she dances well"; "he writes well"
In a manner affording benefit or advantage (synset 400014255)
"she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"synonym: advantageously
In financial comfort (synset 400014088)
"They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"synonym: comfortably
Without unusual distress or resentment;
With good humor (synset 400012591)"took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
Come up, as of a liquid (synset 201995218)
"Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"synonym: swell
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