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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.

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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