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I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
Tony Bennett

Meaning of "well" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WELL

Old English wel; related to Old High German wala, wola (German wohl), Old Norse val, Gothic waila.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WELL

well  [wɛl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WELL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Well can act as an adjective, an adverb and an exclamation.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES WELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of well in the English dictionary

The first definition of well in the dictionary is in a satisfactory manner. Other definition of well is in a good, skilful, or pleasing manner. Well is also in a correct or careful manner.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WELL

welkt
well advised
well and good
well disposed
well dressing
well I never
well in
well oiled
well sweep
well turned out
well up in
well water
well-accepted
well-accustomed
well-acquainted
well-acted
well-adapted
well-adjusted
well-advertised
well-advised

WORDS THAT END LIKE WELL

all very well
as well
bell
Campbell
cell
dell
fell
hell
just as well
mell
Mitchell
ring a bell
Russell
schnell
sell
shell
smell
spell
tell
the hell

Synonyms and antonyms of well in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WELL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «well» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of well
able-bodied · ably · abundantly · accurately · adeptly · adequately · admirably · admiringly · advisable · agreeable · agreeably · alive and kicking · amiably · amicably · amply · appreciatively · approvingly · assiduously · attentively · blooming · bore · bright · burst · capitally · carefully · certainly · civilly · closely · comfortably · completely · comprehensively · conceivably · conscientiously · considerably · correctly · decently · deeply · discharge · easily · effectively · efficiently · enthusiastically · exhaustively · expertly · extensively · exude · fairly · famously · favourably · fighting fit · fine · fit · fit as a fiddle · fitting · fittingly · flourishing · flourishingly · flow · fortunate · fount · fountain · fully · fund · generously · genially · glowingly · good · graciously · greatly · grow · gush · hale · happily · happy · harmoniously · healthy · heartily · hearty · highly · hole · hospitably · in depth · in detail · increase · intensify · intensively · intimately · issue · jet · justifiably · justly · kindly · like a house on fire · like nobody´s business · lucky · markedly · methodically · meticulously · mine · minutely · mount · nicely · ooze · painstakingly · peaceably · personally · pit · pleasantly · pleasing · politely · pool · possibly · pour · probably · professionally · proficiently · profitable · profoundly · proper · properly · prosperously · prudent · readily · reasonably · repository · reservoir · right · rigorously · rise · robust · run · satisfactorily · satisfactory · scrupulously · seep · shaft · significantly · skilfully · smoothly · sound · source · splendidly · spout · spring · spurt · storehouse · stream · strong · substantially · successfully · sufficiently · suitably · surge · swell · thoroughly · thriving · treasury · trickle · useful · warmly · wellspring

Translation of «well» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WELL

Find out the translation of well to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of well from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «well» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

健康的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bien
570 millions of speakers

English

well
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अच्छी तरह से
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَلَى ما يُرَام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хороший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bien
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

申し分ない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건강한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uga
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khỏe mạnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நன்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विहीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iyi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bene
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dobry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

здоровий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sănătos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υγιής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

godt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of well

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WELL»

The term «well» is very widely used and occupies the 471 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WELL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «well» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «well» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about well

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10 QUOTES WITH «WELL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word well.
1
Floyd Abrams
I mean the idea of this is that it's a good thing for the public to hear interviews like this and that there will be an inevitable amount of fewer interviews if people that the press talks to wind up thinking, well, it's not really a CBS correspondent.
2
Aziz Ansari
When I tour, it's like, well, like a food tour as much as a comedy tour. I try to eat at all the weird places, the obscure barbecue joints, burger places. There are a few spots in L.A. that I'm obsessed with - one of them is the Taco Zone taco truck on Alvarado. There are secret off-menu items that are amazing.
3
David Beckham
I'm a very stubborn person. I think it has helped me over my career. I'm sure it has hindered me at times as well, but not too many times. I know that if I set my mind to do something, even if people are saying I can't do it, I will achieve it.
4
Annette Bening
Anybody who has children and children who are well feels a sense of responsibility towards parents and kids and families that are struggling and that aren't well.
5
Tony Bennett
I know the history of the record business so well because I followed Billie Holiday into the record studios. It was so primitive compared to the sophisticated business today.
6
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Well, I think the golden rule I can think of is the fact that you must follow your passion and do something that's close to your heart. And I think that that's very important, well, to be successful and to be happy.
7
Kelly Bishop
As much as I love to dance, and I still take class, aerobics and that sort of thing, and I still move very well and all of that - I'm really not a dancer anymore.
8
Chloe Bridges
I have this prominent feature on my face - I don't know if you've noticed - but, well, they're my lips. They tend to walk into a room before I do because they're larger than average! So Chapstick's a big one for me.
9
Tom Brokaw
I was unknown because I came to Washington from the West. I started covering Watergate. Immodestly, I'd say I did it pretty well, in part because it was hard to go wrong.
10
Jean de la Bruyere
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WELL»

Discover the use of well in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to well and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Steps to Writing Well
Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well.
Jean Wyrick, 2010
2
The Well-Decorated Cake
Learn the decorating secrets and luscious recipes of a master cake designer and instructor at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
Toba Garrett, 2004
3
All's Well That Ends Well in Plain and Simple English (a ...
This book is a modern translation of All's Well That Ends Well. The original text is also presented in the book, along with a comparable version of both text. We all need refreshers every now and then.
William Shakespeare, BookCaps, 2012
4
Well Adjusted Babies: A Chiropractic Guide for Holistic ...
When it comes to quality parenting advice and support, Dr Jennifer's Well Adjusted website is the resource for couples and families.
Jennifer Barham-Floreani, 2005
5
Never Leave Well Enough Alone
One of hte nation's leading industrial designers discusses his own life and accomplishments, from creating the Studebaker to designing the packaging for Lucky Strikes. (Fine Arts)
Raymond Loewy, 2002
6
Horizontal Well Technology
Reservoir engineers, drilling engineers, geologists, and production engineers will find this well-researched book most helpful.
S. D. Joshi, 1991
7
Advanced Well Completion Engineering
With this book, drilling and production engineers should be able to improve operational efficiency by applying the latest state of the art technology in all facets of well completion during development drilling-completion and work over ...
Wan Renpu, 2011
8
Well Logging in Nontechnical Language
An update of the PennWell classic Nontechnical Guide to Logging Techniques, this text provides an easy-to-understand overview of the technically complex subject of well logging.
David Earl Johnson, Kathryne E. Pile, 2002
9
The Well of Loneliness
The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel.
Radclyffe Hall, 2005
10
Work, Leisure and Well-being
In Work, Leisure and Well Being, John Haworth challenges the assumption that well-structured leisure activities are of greater benefit to health and well-being than paid work.
‎1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WELL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term well is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Well | Ask Well: Late Menopause
I am 54 and freaking out about the increased risk of reproductive cancers for those with late menopause, so please limit the answer to good news only!! Reader ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Well | A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun
Researchers in Denmark recently began delving into that issue and in the process developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Well | How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain
But of course many questions remain, he said, including how much time in nature is sufficient or ideal for our mental health, as well as what aspects of the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
4
Well | Ask Well: Muscle 'Knots'
What are muscle “knots” (often in the back or neck) actually made of? How do they happen and how can they be prevented? Are they harmful and should they ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
West End Well co-op in Hintonburg may close because of poor sales
Listen to Hallie Cotnam's piece on West End Well's financial situation on Ottawa Morning, 91.5 FM, on the CBC Radio app or streaming live on desktop. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
6
Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well: Trey Anastasio For the Win on Night …
Night two of the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well run-up got off to a funky and ferocious start. The cobwebs were shaken loose, the groove found its pocket in ... «Billboard, Jun 15»
7
Well | Ask Well: Assessing Knee Supports
When you say “effective,” I assume that you're asking how well a knee support can stabilize a wobbly knee or lessen the pain of an arthritic one. The answer ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
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US Slips In World Well-Being Rankings; Panama Is No. 1
As a region, the Americas fare quite well in Gallup's new global index of personal well-being, but the U.S. fell from No. 12 to No. 23 worldwide. The top 10 ... «NPR, Jun 15»
9
Well | Ask Well: Exercise and Heart Damage
They were running and competing well into their 60s and 70s, that study found. Conceivably, the researchers wrote, the Olympians' cardiac changes, which ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
10
The Washington wishing-well
There is plenty of other academic evidence to demonstrate that every dollar big business drops into the Washington wishing-well repays handsomely. «The Economist, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Well [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/well-1>. Oct 2020 ».
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