English adjective: well
|1.||well in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury|
|Samples||Appears to be entirely well.|
The wound is nearly well.
A well man.
I think I'm well; at least I feel well.
|Similar||asymptomatic, cured, healed, recovered, symptomless|
|See also||fit, healthy|
|2.||well resulting favorably|
|Samples||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.
|3.||well wise or advantageous and hence advisable|
|Samples||It would be well to start early.|
English noun: well
|1.||well (artifact) a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine|
|Narrower (hyponym)||artesian well, driven well, gas well, oil well, oiler, sump, tube well|
|2.||well (artifact) a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid|
|Narrower (hyponym)||inkstand, inkwell|
|3.||well (communication) an abundant source|
|Samples||She was a well of information.|
|4.||well (artifact) an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)|
|5.||well (artifact) 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|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bilge well, pump well|
English adverb: well
|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')|
|Samples||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.
|Domain usage||combining form|
|Antonyms||ill, poorly, badly|
|2.||well thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form|
|Samples||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.
|3.||well indicating high probability; in all likelihood|
|Samples||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.
|4.||well (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully|
|Samples||A book well worth reading.|
Was well aware of the difficulties ahead.
Suspected only too well what might be going on.
|Domain usage||intensifier, intensive|
|5.||well to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree|
|Samples||The project was well underway.|
The fetus has well developed organs.
His father was well pleased with his grades.
|6.||well favorably; with approval|
|Samples||Their neighbors spoke well of them.|
He thought well of the book.
|7.||well to a great extent or degree|
|Samples||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.
|8.||well with great or especially intimate knowledge|
|Samples||We knew them well.|
|9.||well with prudence or propriety|
|Samples||You would do well to say nothing more.|
Could not well refuse.
|10.||well with skill or in a pleasing manner|
|Samples||She dances well.|
He writes well.
|11.||well in a manner affording benefit or advantage|
|Samples||She married well.|
The children were settled advantageously in Seattle.
|12.||well in financial comfort|
|Samples||They live well.|
She has been able to live comfortably since her husband died.
|13.||well without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor|
|Samples||Took the joke well.|
Took the tragic news well.
English verb: well
|1.||well (motion) come up, as of a liquid|
|Samples||Tears well in her eyes.|
The currents well up.
|Pattern of use||Something is ----ing PP|
|Broader (hypernym)||come up, rise, rise up, surface|