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Definition for: well

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English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
way even say #124: well many work too

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /wɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Etymology 1

Old English wel

Adverb

well

  1. Accurately, competently
    He does his job well .
  2. Completely, fully
    A well done steak.
  3. To a significant degree
    That author is well known.
  4. (UK slang) very (as a general-purpose intensifier)
    Well wicked!

Translations
  • Arabic: حسنًا (ħásanan)
  • Chinese: 好 (hǎo)
  • Dutch: goed, wel
  • Finnish: hyvin
  • French: bien (1)
  • German: gut (1), ganz (3)
  • Hebrew: היטב
  • Ido: bone
  • Italian: bene
  • Japanese: 良く (よく, yoku)
  • Korean: 잘 (jal)
  • Polish: dobrze (1-3)
  • Portuguese: bem
  • Romanian: bine (1-3)
  • Russian: хорошо (χorošó)
  • Slovak: dobre
  • Slovene: dobro
  • Spanish: bien
  • Swedish: väl (1,3), bra (1)
  • Telugu: బాగా (baagaa)
  • Tok Pisin: gut (1)

Related terms

Adjective

well ( comparative better , superlative best )

  1. In good health.
    I had been sick, but now I'm well .

Translations
  • Chinese: 好 (hǎo)
  • Dutch: gezond
  • Finnish: hyvin
  • German: gesund
  • Hebrew: בריא m . , בריאה f .
  • Ido: bona
  • Italian: bene
  • Polish: zdrowy m . , zdrowa f .
  • Portuguese: bem
  • Romanian: bine
  • Slovak: dobre
  • Spanish: bien
  • Swedish: frisk
  • Telugu: బాగు (baagu)
  • Tok Pisin: no sik

Interjection

well!

  1. Used to introduce a statement that may be contrary to expectations.
    Do you think I care? Well , I don't.
  2. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled
    Well , well , what do we have here?
  3. Used in conversation to fill space (see uh).

Translations
  • Dutch: nou
  • Finnish: no
  • German: na
  • Italian: bè, beh (1)
  • Polish: cóż (1)
  • Russian: ну (nu)
  • Scottish Gaelic: uill
  • Slovak: no (1), no, teda
  • Slovene: no
  • Spanish: pues

Etymology 2

Old English well

Noun

well ( plural wells )

  1. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
  2. A small depression suitable for holding liquid
  3. ( nautical ) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate
  4. ( nautical ) The cockpit of a sailboat.
  5. A well drink
    They're having a special tonight: $1 wells .

Translations
  • Albanian: pus m .
  • Catalan: pou m .
  • Croatian: zdenac m .
  • Czech: studna
  • Danish: brønd c .
  • Dutch: bron, put
  • Esperanto: puto
  • Finnish: kaivo (1)
  • French: puits (1)
  • German: Brunnen m . (1)
  • Hungarian: kút
  • Ido: puteo
  • Interlingua: puteo
  • Italian: pozzo m .
  • Korean: 샘 (saem) ( for water ), 우물 (umul) ( for water )
  • Latvian: aka f .
  • Polish: studnia f . (1,2)
  • Portuguese: poço m .
  • Romanian: fântână f . (for water) puţ n . (both for water and oil, gas, etc)
  • Russian: колодец (kolódets) m .
  • Slovak: studňa f . (1)
  • Slovene: vodnjak (for water), vrtina (for oil, gas, etc.)
  • Spanish: aljibe (for water), pozo (for oil, gas, etc.) (1) m .
  • Swedish: brunn (1)
  • Telugu: నుయ్యి (nuyyi), బావి (baavi)
  • Tok Pisin: hul bilong wara (1)

Related terms

Etymology 3

Old English weallan

Verb

to well ( third-person singular simple present wells , present participle welling , simple past welled , past participle welled )

  1. To seep out of the surface.
    Blood welled from the wound.

Translations
  • German: quellen

Old English

Etymology

Common Germanic * wall- , whence also Old High German wella , Old Norse vella

Noun

well m .

  1. well

Other Translations for "well"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codewell
Hex77 65 6c 6c
Pig Latinellway

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