well meaning

[ wel ] Pronunciation:   "well" in a sentence
  • Adverb: well  wel
    1. (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"
    Noun: well  wel
    1. A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine 
    2. A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid 
    3. An abundant source
      "she was a well of information"
      - wellspring, fountainhead 
    4. An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) 
    5. 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
    Adjective: well  wel
    1. 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" 
    2. Resulting favourably
      "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well"
      - good 
    3. Wise or advantageous and hence advisable
      "it would be well to start early"
    Verb: well  wel
    1. Come up, as of a liquid
      "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"
      - swell
    Contraction: we'll  weel
    1. We shall, we shall

    Derived forms: welling, wells, welled

    See also: advisable, asymptomatic, cured, fit, fortunate, healed, healthy, recovered, symptomless, wellness

    Type of: come up, compartment, excavation, rise, rise up, shaft, source, surface, vessel

    Antonym: badly, ill

    Encyclopedia: Well, Hampshire Well, Limburg Well Well, Did You Evah! Well, North Yorkshire Well, You Needn't Well, Lincolnshire Well, Netherlands

  • [British slang]
    Adv. A general intensifier, very, extremely, definitely. E.g."I'm well upset about United losing in the cup.”

  • [Business]
    noun [C]

    1 = OIL WELL


    a deep hole in the ground from which people obtain water

  • [Medicine]
    1 : free or recovered from infirmity or disease : HEALTHY ‹a well person›
    2 : completely cured or healed ‹the wound is nearly well›


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  1. investing in industry is money well spent.
  2. we pump water from the well for daily use.
  3. i'd incriminate myself as well as you.
  4. he acquitted himself well of his task.
  5. chew your food well before you swallow it.

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