Well - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
- an abundant source (syn: fountainhead, wellspring)
- an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
- 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
- wise or advantageous and hence advisable
- thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
- indicating high probability; in all likelihood (syn: easily)
- (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully
- to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
- to a great extent or degree (syn: considerably, substantially)
- with great or especially intimate knowledge (syn: intimately)
- with prudence or propriety
- with skill or in a pleasing manner
- in a manner affording benefit or advantage
- in financial comfort (syn: comfortably)
- without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
She works well under pressure.
I did surprisingly well on my history test.
The company is doing well.
He has his own business and is doing well for himself.
You got a perfect score! Well done!
She sings and plays the guitar quite well.
The essay is well written.
He doesn't smoke or drink, and he eats well.
She doesn't treat her boyfriend very well.
The children are well again.
I don't feel very well.
You don't look so well.
I hope you get well soon.
I hope all is well with you and your family.
He was well spoken of.
present participle: welling
past tense: welled
past participle: welled