- well as a noun:
- 5 as a verb:
- 1 as an adjective:
- 3 as a adverb:
A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.
Dutch: boorput, bron, put
Polish: odwiert, otwór wiertniczy
A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid.
An abundant source:
— She was a well of information.
An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for 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.
Come up, as of a liquid:
— Tears well in her eyes.
— The currents well up.
Dutch: opwellen, wellen
In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury.
— It is well that no one saw you.
— All's well that ends well.
Wise or advantageous and hence advisable.
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.
Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form.
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.
used for emphasis or as an intensifier Entirely or fully.
To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree.
Favorably; with approval.
To a great extent or degree:
— I'm afraid the film was well over budget.
With great or especially intimate knowledge:
— We knew them well.
With prudence or propriety.
With skill or in a pleasing manner.
In a manner affording benefit or advantage:
— She married well.
In financial comfort:
— They live well.
Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor.
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