Associations to the word «Wells»

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WELL, adverb. (manner) Accurately, competently, satisfactorily.
WELL, adverb. (manner) Completely, fully.
WELL, adverb. (degree) To a significant degree.
WELL, adverb. (degree) (British) (slang) Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
WELL, adverb. In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favourably; advantageously.
WELL, adjective. In good health.
WELL, adjective. (archaic) Prudent; good; well-advised.
WELL, interjection. Used to acknowledge a statement or situation.
WELL, interjection. An exclamation of surprise, often doubled or tripled.
WELL, interjection. Used in speech to express the overcoming of reluctance to say something.
WELL, interjection. Used in speech to fill gaps; filled pause.
WELL, noun. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
WELL, noun. A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally; a spring.
WELL, noun. A small depression suitable for holding liquid, or other objects.
WELL, noun. (figurative) A source of supply.
WELL, noun. (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
WELL, noun. (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
WELL, noun. (nautical) 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 to keep fish alive while they are transported to market.
WELL, noun. (nautical) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of the water.
WELL, noun. (military) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
WELL, noun. (architecture) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
WELL, noun. (metalworking) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
WELL, noun. A well drink.
WELL, noun. (video games) The playfield of Tetris and similar video games, into which the blocks fall.
WELL, noun. (biology) In a microtiter plate, each of the small equal circular or square sections which serve as test tubes.
WELL, verb. To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
WELL, verb. To have something seep out of the surface.
WELL AND TRULY, adverb. (idiomatic) utterly; completely; without doubt
WELL BEHAVED, adjective. Alternative form of well-behaved
WELL BEING, noun. Alternative spelling of well-being
WELL COVERED, adjective. Alternative spelling of well-covered
WELL DECK, noun. (nautical) A sunken deck between the forecastle and the poop
WELL DECKS, noun. Plural of well deck
WELL DONE, adjective. (idiomatic) Performed well.
WELL DONE, adjective. (cooking) Well-cooked.
WELL DONE, adjective. (specifically) (of meat) Cooked through to the center.
WELL DONE, interjection. An exclamation of praise or endorsement of an achievement.
WELL DRAIN, noun. A drain or vent for water, somewhat like a well or pit, serving to discharge the water of wet land.
WELL DRAIN, noun. A drain conducting to a well or pit.
WELL DRINK, noun. A mixed drink for which one does not specify the exact brand of liquor to be used.
WELL DRINKS, noun. Plural of well drink
WELL HUNG, adjective. (of meat) (idiom) Having been left for a time, normally hanging, to encourage tenderness.
WELL HUNG, adjective. (colloquial) (idiom) Having a large penis.
WELL LIQUOR, noun. (US) An inexpensive liquor served at a bar etc. when the customer does not specify a brand.
WELL LIQUORS, noun. Plural of well liquor
WELL LOGGING, noun. The analysis and recording of the strata penetrated by the drill of an oil well as an aid to exploration.
WELL MANNERED, adjective. Alternative spelling of well-mannered
WELL MET, interjection. (archaic) A greeting.
WELL MET, adjective. (archaic) Welcome, greeted.
WELL MET, adjective. Greeted by a person of high respect or social status.
WELL MET, adjective. Used other than as an idiom: see well,‎ met.
WELL NIGH, adverb. Alternative spelling of well-nigh
WELL OFF, adjective. Of a person, being in fortunate circumstances, especially having financial security.
WELL OFF, adjective. Of any item, in a good position or circumstance.
WELL ROOM, noun. A room where a well or spring is situated; especially, one built over a mineral spring.
WELL ROOM, noun. (nautical) A depression in the bottom of a boat, into which water may run, and whence it is thrown out with a scoop.
WELL SAID, interjection. A comment expressing approval; an accolade; "that was spoken well" (clearly or eloquently.)
WELL UP, verb. (transitive) To accumulate

Dictionary definition

WELL, noun. A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.
WELL, noun. A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid.
WELL, noun. An abundant source; "she was a well of information".
WELL, noun. An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).
WELL, noun. 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.
WELL, verb. Come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up".
WELL, adverb. (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".
WELL, adverb. 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".
WELL, adverb. 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, adverb. (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".
WELL, adverb. 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".
WELL, adverb. Favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book".
WELL, adverb. 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, adverb. With great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well".
WELL, adverb. With prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse".
WELL, adverb. With skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well".
WELL, adverb. In a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle".
WELL, adverb. In financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died".
WELL, adverb. Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well".
WELL, adjective. 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, adjective. 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".
WELL, adjective. Wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early".

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