well

  • 1 Well — Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la; originally… …

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  • 2 Well to do — Well Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la;… …

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  • 3 well — well1 [wel] n. [ME welle < OE wella, akin to weallan, to boil up, akin to Ger welle, wave, wallen, to boil < IE base * wel , to turn, roll > WALK, L volvere, to roll] 1. a flow of water from the earth; natural spring and pool 2. a hole… …

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  • 4 Well — Well, n. [OE. welle, AS. wella, wylla, from weallan to well up, surge, boil; akin to D. wel a spring or fountain. ????. See {Well}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain. [1913 Webster] Begin, then,… …

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  • 5 Well — is an English adverb with irregular comparison. Well may also refer to:* Water well, an artificial excavation or structure for the purpose of withdrawing water * Oil well, a hole drilled through the Earth s surface for the purpose of extracting… …

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  • 6 well — Ⅰ. well [1] ► ADVERB (better, best) 1) in a good or satisfactory way. 2) in a condition of prosperity or comfort. 3) in a favourable or approving manner. 4) in a thorough manner. 5) …

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  • 7 Well — Well, a. [1913 Webster] 1. Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was… …

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  • 8 Well — bezeichnet eine Vertiefung in einer Mikrotiterplatte Well ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Günther van Well (1922–1993), deutscher Diplomat und Staatssekretär Roman Well (eigentlich Ruvelis Leiba Sobolevicius, später Robert Soblen;… …

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  • 9 well — well, well There is much uncertainty about whether forms such as well( )made and well( )received should contain a hyphen or be spelt as two words. The normal rule is that the combination is hyphened when it occurs in attributive position (i.e.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 well- — well, well There is much uncertainty about whether forms such as well( )made and well( )received should contain a hyphen or be spelt as two words. The normal rule is that the combination is hyphened when it occurs in attributive position (i.e.… …

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  • 11 well — [wel] noun [countable] another name for an oil well * * * well UK US /wel/ noun [C] ► NATURAL RESOURCES a deep hole in the ground from which you can get water: »These two tributaries of the Yellowstone River supply water for farms and wells in… …

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  • 12 WELL — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sommaire 1 Informatique 2 Lingerie 3 Toponymie …

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  • 13 well-to-do — {adj.} Having or making enough money to live comfortably; prosperous. * /John s father owns a company and his family is well to do./ Often used with the like a plural noun. * /This is the part of town where the well to do live./ Compare: IN THE… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 14 well-to-do — {adj.} Having or making enough money to live comfortably; prosperous. * /John s father owns a company and his family is well to do./ Often used with the like a plural noun. * /This is the part of town where the well to do live./ Compare: IN THE… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 15 well — [adj1] healthy able bodied, alive and kicking*, blooming, bright eyed*, bushy tailed*, chipper*, fine, fit, flourishing, fresh, great, hale, hardy, hearty, husky, in good health, in the pink*, right, right as rain*, robust, sane, solid as a rock* …

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  • 16 WELL — may refer to:* WELL FM, a radio station (88.7 FM) licensed to Dadeville, Alabama, United States * WELL LP, a low power television station (channel 45) licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States * WELL (virtual community), an online… …

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  • 17 Well — can be used to accentuate other words. for example someone might be well hard to mean he is a real man, as opposed to just hard . Something really good might be well good . Or if you were really really pleased with something you might be well… …

    The American's guide to speaking British

  • 18 well in — (informal) 1. On good or friendly terms (with with) 2. Prosperous (Aust) • • • Main Entry: ↑well * * * ˌwell ˈin (with sb) idiom (informal) to be good friends with sb, especially sb impor …

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  • 19 well up in — (informal) Well versed in, well acquainted with, knowledgeable on the subject of • • • Main Entry: ↑well …

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  • 20 Well — Well, v. t. To pour forth, as from a well. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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