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  • without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
    • took the joke well
    • took the tragic news well
  • in financial comfort
    • They live well
    • she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died
  • in a manner affording benefit or advantage
    • she married well
    • The children were settled advantageously in Seattle
  • with skill or in a pleasing manner
    • she dances well
    • he writes well
  • with prudence or propriety
    • You would do well to say nothing more
    • could not well refuse
  • with great or especially intimate knowledge
    • we knew them well
  • to a great extent or degree
    • 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
  • favorably; with approval
    • their neighbors spoke well of them
    • he thought well of the book
  • 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
  • (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
  • indicating high probability; in all likelihood
    • 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
  • thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
    • 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
    • well-done beef, well-satisfied customers
    • well-educated
  • (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
    • he slept well
    • a well-argued thesis
    • a well-seasoned dish
    • a well-planned party
    • the baby can walk pretty good
  • 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
  • an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  • an abundant source
    • she was a well of information
  • a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  • a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • come up, as of a liquid
    • Tears well in her eyes
    • the currents well up
  • wise or advantageous and hence advisable
    • it would be well to start early
  • resulting favorably
    • 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
  • in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; at least I feel well"
    • appears to be entirely well
    • the wound is nearly well
    • a well man
    • I think I'm well
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