Definition - well

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well
  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');
  2. wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early"
  3. without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"
  4. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  5. resulting favorably;
  6. come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"
  7. 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"
  8. 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
  9. in good health especially after having suffered illne

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