1. in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
- appears to be entirely well
- the wound is nearly well
- a well man
2. resulting favorably
- it is well that no one saw you
- all's well that ends well
3. wise or advantageous and hence advisable
- it would be well to start early
Similar word(s): advisable
Sentences with well as an adjective:
- I had been sick, but now I'm well.
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')
- the children behaved well
- a task well done
- the party went well
Similar word(s): good
2. thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
- The problem is well understood
- she was well informed
- shake well before using
3. 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
Similar word(s): easily
4. (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
- 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
- the project was well underway
- the fetus has well developed organs
- his father was well pleased with his grades
6. favorably; with approval
- their neighbors spoke well of them
- he thought well of the book
7. to a great extent or degree
- I'm afraid the film was well over budget
8. with great or especially intimate knowledge
- we knew them well
Similar word(s): 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
11. in a manner affording benefit or advantage
- she married well
Similar word(s): advantageously
12. in financial comfort
- They live well
Similar word(s): comfortably
13. without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
- took the joke well
- took the tragic news well
Sentences with well as an adverb:
- He does his job well.
- a well done steak
- That author is well known.
1. Used to acknowledge a statement or situation.
- “The car is broken.” “Well, we could walk to the movies instead.”
- “I didn't like the music.” “Well, I thought it was good.”
- “I forgot to pack the tent! Well, I guess we're sleeping under the stars tonight.”
2. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled.
- Well, well, well, what do we have here?
3. Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something.
- It was a bit... well... too loud.
4. Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause.
- “So what have you been doing?” “Well, we went for a picnic, and then it started raining so we came home early.”
1. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
Definition categories: man–made, excavation
2. a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
Definition categories: man–made, vessel
3. an abundant source
- she was a well of information
4. an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
Definition categories: man–made, shaft
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
Definition categories: man–made, compartment
Sentences with well as a noun:
- They're having a special tonight: $1 wells.