Definition of well

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • well is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • well is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • well is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 9

Definition of well


  • in a manner affording benefit or advantage (adverb)

    Examples

    1. she married well

    Synonyms

    1. advantageously
  • (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') (adverb)

    Examples

    1. the children behaved well
    2. a task well done
    3. the party went well
    4. he slept well
    5. a well-argued thesis
    6. a well-seasoned dish
    7. a well-planned party

    Synonyms

    1. good
  • indicating high probability; in all likelihood (adverb)

    Examples

    1. I might well do it
    2. you may well need your umbrella
    3. he could equally well be trying to deceive us

    Synonyms

    1. easily
  • resulting favorably (adjective)

    Examples

    1. it is well that no one saw you
    2. all's well that ends well

    Synonyms

    1. good
  • to a great extent or degree (adverb)

    Examples

    1. I'm afraid the film was well over budget

    Synonyms

    1. considerably
    2. substantially
  • an abundant source (noun)

    Examples

    1. she was a well of information

    Synonyms

    1. fountainhead
    2. wellspring
  • with great or especially intimate knowledge (adverb)

    Examples

    1. we knew them well

    Synonyms

    1. intimately
  • come up, as of a liquid (verb)

    Examples

    1. Tears well in her eyes
    2. the currents well up

    Synonyms

    1. swell
  • in financial comfort (adverb)

    Examples

    1. They live well

    Synonyms

    1. comfortably
  • a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid (noun)
  • a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine (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 (noun)
  • an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway) (noun)
  • in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury (adjective)

    Examples

    1. appears to be entirely well
    2. the wound is nearly well
    3. a well man
    4. I think I'm well; at least I feel well
  • (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully (adverb)

    Examples

    1. a book well worth reading
    2. was well aware of the difficulties ahead
    3. suspected only too well what might be going on
  • wise or advantageous and hence advisable (adjective)

    Examples

    1. it would be well to start early
  • favorably; with approval ()

    Examples

    1. their neighbors spoke well of them
    2. he thought well of the book
  • with skill or in a pleasing manner ()

    Examples

    1. she dances well
    2. he writes well
  • without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor ()

    Examples

    1. took the joke well
    2. took the tragic news well

See definition of well in Merriam Webster

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