Definition - well

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well
  1. in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
  2. in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
  3. a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  4. 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"
  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
  6. with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"
  7. an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  8. with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"