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well



I - noun
1. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine (Freq. 8)
Hypernyms:
excavation
Hyponyms:
artesian well, driven well, tube well, gas well, oil well,
oiler, sump
2. a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms:
vessel
Hyponyms:
inkwell, inkstand
3. an abundant source
- she was a well of information
Syn:
wellspring, fountainhead
Hypernyms:
source
4. an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
Hypernyms:
shaft
Hyponyms:
stairwell
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
Hypernyms:
compartment
Hyponyms:
bilge well, pump well

II - verb
come up, as of a liquid (Freq. 3)
- Tears well in her eyes
- the currents well up
Syn:
swell
Hypernyms:
surface, come up, rise up, rise
Verb Frames:
- Something is ----ing PP

III - adjective
1. in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury (Freq. 4)
- appears to be entirely well
- the wound is nearly well
- a well man
- I think I'm well; at least I feel well
Ant:
ill
Similar to:
asymptomatic, symptomless, cured, healed, recovered
See Also:
fit, healthy
Derivationally related forms:
wellness
2. resulting favorably (Freq. 3)
- 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
Syn:
good
Similar to:
fortunate
3. wise or advantageous and hence advisable (Freq. 3)
- it would be well to start early
Similar to:
advisable

IV - adverb
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') (Freq. 76)
- 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
Syn:
good
Ant:
ill
Usage Domain:
combining form
2. thoroughly or completely;
fully;
often used as a combining form (Freq. 30)
- 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 (Freq. 16)
- 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
Syn:
easily
4. (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully (Freq. 6)
- a book well worth reading
- was well aware of the difficulties ahead
- suspected only too well what might be going on
Usage Domain:
intensifier, intensive
5. to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree (Freq. 4)
- the project was well underway
- the fetus has well developed organs
- his father was well pleased with his grades
6. favorably;
with approval (Freq. 4)
- their neighbors spoke well of them
- he thought well of the book
Ant:
ill
7. to a great extent or degree (Freq. 2)
- 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
Syn:
considerably, substantially
Derived from adjective:
substantial (for: substantially), considerable (for: considerably)
8. with great or especially intimate knowledge (Freq. 1)
- we knew them well
Syn:
intimately
Derived from adjective:
intimate (for: intimately)
9. with prudence or propriety
- You would do well to say nothing more
- could not well refuse
10. with skill or in a pleasing manner
- she dances well
- he writes well
Ant:
badly
11. in a manner affording benefit or advantage
- she married well
- The children were settled advantageously in Seattle
Syn:
advantageously
Ant:
disadvantageously (for: advantageously), badly
Derived from adjective:
advantageous (for: advantageously)
12. in financial comfort
- They live well
- she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died
Syn:
comfortably
Derived from adjective:
comfortable (for: comfortably)
13. without unusual distress or resentment;
with good humor
- took the joke well
- took the tragic news well
Ant:
badly

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