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Meaning of well

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 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"; "the baby can walk pretty
             good" [syn: {well}, {good}] [ant: {badly}, {ill},
      2: 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"
      3: 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" [syn: {well}, {easily}]
      4: (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"
      5: 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"
      6: favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of
         them"; "he thought well of the book" [ant: {badly}, {ill}]
      7: 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" [syn: {well}, {considerably}, {substantially}]
      8: with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them
         well" [syn: {well}, {intimately}]
      9: with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing
         more"; "could not well refuse"
      10: with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he
          writes well" [ant: {badly}]
      11: in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married
          well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
          [syn: {well}, {advantageously}] [ant: {badly},
      12: in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able
          to live comfortably since her husband died" [syn: {well},
      13: without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor;
          "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well" [ant:
      adj 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" [ant: {ill}, {sick}]
      2: 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" [syn: {good}, {well(p)}]
      3: wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well
         to start early"
      n 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" [syn:
         {well}, {wellspring}, {fountainhead}]
      4: an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a
      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
      v 1: come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the
           currents well up" [syn: {well}, {swell}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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