Definition of Well

1. Noun. A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.

Specialized synonyms: Artesian Well, Driven Well, Tube Well, Gas Well, Oil Well, Oiler, Sump
Generic synonyms: Excavation



2. Verb. Come up, as of a liquid. "The currents well up"
Exact synonyms: Swell
Generic synonyms: Come Up, Rise, Rise Up, Surface

3. Adjective. In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury. "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
Also: Fit, Healthy
Similar to: Asymptomatic, Symptomless, Cured, Healed, Recovered
Antonyms: Ill
Derivative terms: Wellness

4. Adverb. (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 baby can walk pretty good"
Exact synonyms: Good
Language type: Combining Form
Antonyms: Ill

5. Noun. A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid.
Specialized synonyms: Inkstand, Inkwell
Generic synonyms: Vessel

6. Adjective. Resulting favorably. "All's well that ends well"
Exact synonyms: Good
Similar to: Fortunate

7. Adverb. Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form. "Well-educated"

8. Noun. An abundant source. "She was a well of information"
Exact synonyms: Fountainhead, Wellspring
Generic synonyms: Source

9. Adjective. Wise or advantageous and hence advisable. "It would be well to start early"
Similar to: Advisable

10. Adverb. Indicating high probability; in all likelihood. "He could equally well be trying to deceive us"
Exact synonyms: Easily

11. Noun. An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).
Generic synonyms: Shaft
Specialized synonyms: Stairwell

12. Adverb. (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully. "Suspected only too well what might be going on"
Language type: Intensifier, Intensive

13. Noun. 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.
Specialized synonyms: Bilge Well, Pump Well
Generic synonyms: Compartment

14. Adverb. To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree. "His father was well pleased with his grades"

15. Adverb. Favorably; with approval. "He thought well of the book"
Antonyms: Ill

16. Adverb. To a great extent or degree. "The price went up substantially"
Exact synonyms: Considerably, Substantially
Partainyms: Considerable, Substantial

17. Adverb. With great or especially intimate knowledge. "We knew them well"
Exact synonyms: Intimately
Partainyms: Intimate

18. Adverb. With prudence or propriety. "Could not well refuse"

19. Adverb. With skill or in a pleasing manner. "He writes well"
Antonyms: Badly

20. Adverb. In a manner affording benefit or advantage. "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
Exact synonyms: Advantageously
Partainyms: Advantageous
Antonyms: Disadvantageously, Badly

21. Adverb. In financial comfort. "She has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
Exact synonyms: Comfortably
Partainyms: Comfortable

22. Adverb. Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor. "Took the tragic news well"
Antonyms: Badly

Definition of Well

1. n. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.

2. v. i. To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.

3. v. t. To pour forth, as from a well.

4. adv. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.

5. a. 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 discovered.

6. n. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.

7. v. i. To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.

8. v. t. To pour forth, as from a well.

9. adv. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.

10. a. 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 discovered.

Definition of Well

1. Adverb. (context: manner) Accurately, competently. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: manner) Completely, fully. ¹

3. Adverb. (context: degree) To a significant degree. ¹

4. Adverb. (context: degree British slang) Very (as a general-purpose intensifier). ¹

5. Adjective. In good health. ¹

6. Adjective. (archaic) Prudent; good; well-advised. ¹

7. Interjection. Used to acknowledge a statement or situation. ¹

8. Interjection. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled. ¹

9. Interjection. Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something. ¹

10. Interjection. Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause. ¹

11. Noun. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids. ¹

12. Noun. A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally, a spring. ¹

13. Noun. A small depression suitable for holding liquid, or other objects. ¹

14. Noun. (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate. ¹

15. Noun. (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat. ¹

16. Noun. A well drink. ¹

17. Noun. (video games) The playfield of the video game ''Tetris''. ¹

18. Verb. To seep out of the surface. ¹

19. Verb. To have something seep out of the surface. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Well

1. to rise to the surface and flow forth [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Well

1. 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 discovered. "It was well with us in Egypt." (Num. Xi. 18) 2. Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well. "Your friends are well." "Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake?" (Gen. Xliii. 27) 3. Being in favor; favored; fortunate. "He followed the fortunes of that family, and was well with Henry the Fourth." (Dryden) 4. Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place. 1. An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain. "Begin, then, sisters of the sacred well." (Milton) 2. A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in. "The woman said unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep." (John iv. 11) 3. A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine. 4. A source of supply; fountain; wellspring. "This well of mercy." "Dan Chaucer, well of English undefiled." (Spenser) "A well of serious thought and pure." (Keble) 5. An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection. A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water for the preservation of fish alive while they are transported to market. A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water. A depressed space in the after part of the deck; often called the cockpit. 6. A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries. 7. An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole. 8. The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls. Artesian well, Driven well. See Artesian, and Driven. Pump well. A staircase having a wellhole (see Wellhole), as distinguished from one which occupies the whole of the space left for it in the floor. Well sweep. Same as Sweep. Well water, the water that flows into a well from subterraneous springs; the water drawn from a well. Origin: OE. Welle, AS. Wella, wylla, from weallan to well up, surge, boil; akin to D. Wel a spring or fountain. See Well. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Well

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