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Well 1Definition: An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
Well 2Definition: 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.
Well 3Definition: A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
Well 5Definition: 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.
Well 6Definition: A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of water.
Well 7Definition: A depressed space in the after part of the deck; often called the cockpit.
Well 8Definition: A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
Well 9Definition: An opening through the
floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
Well 10Definition: The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal
Well 11Definition: To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
Well 12Definition: To pour forth, as from a well.
Well 13Definition: In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
Well 14Definition: Fully or about; used with numbers.
Well 15Definition: In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish;
satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
Well 16Definition: Considerably; not a little; far.
Well 17Definition: 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.
Well 18Definition: Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
Well 19Definition: Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
Well 20Definition: Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
well 21Definition: a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
well 22Definition: 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
well 23Definition: an open shaft through the
floors of a building (as for a stairway)
well 24Definition: a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
well 25Definition: an abundant source; "she was a well of information"
well 26Definition: come up; "Tears well in her eyes"
well 27Definition: in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury;
"appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think
I''m well; at least I feel well"
well 28Definition: (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 29Definition: without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
well 30Definition: 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"
well 31Definition: 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 32Definition: favorably; with approval; "their
neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
well 33Definition: 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
well 34Definition: in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
well 35Definition: in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
well 36Definition: 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"
well 37Definition: with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she
dances well"; "he
well 38Definition: with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"
well 39Definition: with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well"
well 40Definition: (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"