(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');
tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health;
without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
in excellent physical condition;
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"
appealing to the mind;
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"
agreeable or pleasing;
to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
overcome by conquest; "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"
take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
thwart the passage of; "kill a motion"; "he shot down the student's proposal"
the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals