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well

noun

1 well

A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.

Roget 208: depth; deepness etc. adj.; profundity, depression etc. (concavity) 252.    hollow, pit, shaft, well, ... show more

Roget 343: land covered with water, gulf, gulph, bay, inlet, bight, estuary, arm of the sea, bayou [U.S.], fiord, armlet; frith, firth, ostiary, ... show more

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Dutch: boorput, bron, put
Polish: odwiert, otwór wiertniczy



2 well

A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid.

Dutch: put

3 well

An abundant source:
— She was a well of information.

synonyms: fountainhead, wellspring.

Roget 636: stock, fund, mine, vein, lode, quarry; spring; fount, fountain; well, wellspring; milch cow.    stock in trade, supply; ... show more

Roget 153: cause, origin, source, principle, element; occasioner, prime mover, primum mobile [Lat.]; vera causa [Lat.]; author etc. (producer) 164; mainspring; ... show more

4 well

An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).

5 well

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.

verb

1 well

Come up, as of a liquid:
— Tears well in her eyes.
— The currents well up.

synonym: swell.

Roget 348: flow, run; meander; gush, pour, spout, roll, jet, well, issue; drop, drip, dribble, plash, ... show more

Roget 295: emerge, emanate, issue; egress; go out of, come out of, move out of, pass out of, pour out of, flow out of; pass out of, evacuate.    exude, transude; ... show more

Dutch: opwellen, wellen

adjective

1 well

In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury.

Roget 654: healthy, healthful; in health etc. n.; well, sound, hearty, hale, fresh, green, whole; florid, flush, ... show more

Roget 803: wealthy, rich, affluent, opulent, moneyed, monied, worth much; well to do, well off; warm; comfortable, well, well provided for.    ... show more

2 well

Resulting favorably:
— It is well that no one saw you.
— All's well that ends well.

synonym: good.

3 well

Wise or advantageous and hence advisable.

adverb

1 well

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-argued thesis.
— A well-seasoned dish.
— A well-planned party.

synonym: good.

Roget 488: yes, yea, ay, aye, true; good; well; very well, very true; well and good; granted; even so, just so; ... show more

Roget 31: truly etc. (truth) 494 [in a positive degree]; decidedly, unequivocally, purely, absolutely, seriously, essentially, fundamentally, radically, ... show more

Roget 931: with credit, to admiration; well etc. 618; with three times three.   

Roget 618: well, aright, satisfactorily, favorably, not amis [Fr.]; all for the best; to one's advantage etc. n.; in one's favor, in one's interest etc. n.. ... show more

Roget 648: beneficially etc. adj.; well etc. 618.   

Roget 698: skillfully etc. adj.; well etc. 618; artistically; with skill, with consummate skill; secundum artem [Lat.], suo Marte; to the best of one's abilities etc. (exertion) ... show more

2 well

Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form.

3 well

Indicating high probability; in all likelihood:
— I might well do it.
— You may well need your umbrella.
— He could equally well be trying to deceive us.

synonym: easily.

4 well

used for emphasis or as an intensifier Entirely or fully.

5 well

To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree.

6 well

Favorably; with approval.

7 well

To a great extent or degree:
— I'm afraid the film was well over budget.

synonyms: considerably, substantially.

8 well

With great or especially intimate knowledge:
— We knew them well.

synonym: intimately.

9 well

With prudence or propriety.

10 well

With skill or in a pleasing manner.

11 well

In a manner affording benefit or advantage:
— She married well.

synonym: advantageously.

12 well

In financial comfort:
— They live well.

synonym: comfortably.

13 well

Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor.


Moby thesaurus: ably, abysm, abyss, acceptably, adeptly, adequately, adroitly, agilely, all right, all the way, altogether, amply, appropriately, approvingly, aptly, aright, artfully, artificial lake, artistically, baths ... show more.

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