Engelsk ordbok



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Engelsk adjektiv: well

1. well in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningAppears to be entirely well.
The wound is nearly well.
A well man.
I think I'm well; at least I feel well.


Uttrykk med lignende betydningasymptomatic, cured, healed, recovered, symptomless


Se ogsåfit, healthy


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)ill, sick

2. well resulting favorably


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt'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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)good


Uttrykk med lignende betydningfortunate


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)unfortunate

3. well wise or advantageous and hence advisable


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt would be well to start early.


Uttrykk med lignende betydningadvisable


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)inadvisable, unadvisable


Engelsk substantiv: well

1. well (om gjenstand) a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkexcavation


Mere spesifikke uttrykkartesian well, driven well, gas well, oil well, oiler, sump, tube well

2. well (om gjenstand) a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkvessel


Mere spesifikke uttrykkinkstand, inkwell

3. well (om kommunikasjon) an abundant source


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe was a well of information.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)fountainhead, wellspring


Mindre spesifikke uttrykksource

4. well (om gjenstand) an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkshaft


Mere spesifikke uttrykkstairwell

5. well (om gjenstand) 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


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcompartment


Mere spesifikke uttrykkbilge well, pump well


Engelsk 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')


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)good


Overordnet anvendelsecombining form


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)ill, poorly, badly

2. well thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe 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. well indicating high probability; in all likelihood


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI 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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)easily

4. well (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA book well worth reading.
Was well aware of the difficulties ahead.
Suspected only too well what might be going on.


Overordnet anvendelseintensifier, intensive

5. well to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe project was well underway.
The fetus has well developed organs.
His father was well pleased with his grades.

6. well favorably; with approval


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTheir neighbors spoke well of them.
He thought well of the book.


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)ill, badly

7. well to a great extent or degree


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI'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.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)considerably, substantially

8. well with great or especially intimate knowledge


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe knew them well.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)intimately

9. well with prudence or propriety


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningYou would do well to say nothing more.
Could not well refuse.

10. well with skill or in a pleasing manner


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe dances well.
He writes well.


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)badly

11. well in a manner affording benefit or advantage


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningShe married well.
The children were settled advantageously in Seattle.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)advantageously


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)disadvantageously, badly

12. well in financial comfort


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey live well.
She has been able to live comfortably since her husband died.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)comfortably

13. well without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTook the joke well.
Took the tragic news well.


Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)badly


Engelsk verb: well

1. well (om bevegelse) come up, as of a liquid


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningTears well in her eyes.
The currents well up.


Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)swell


AnvendelsesmønsterSomething is ----ing PP


Mindre spesifikke uttrykkcome up, rise, rise up, surface









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