: appropriately or advantageously directed or positioned
well-placed informants
well-placed trust
a well-placed blow

Examples of well-placed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 3-panel hood is neither too roomy nor too tight, and the thumbholes seem well-placed, even for my particularly long arms. Lisa Jhung, Outside Online, 6 July 2024 The nation of Alan Turing, Alexander Graham Bell, and Tim Berners-Lee seems well-placed to produce the next inventor to change the world. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune Europe, 27 June 2024 Fred Richard and Khoi Young finished behind Malone at the US Championships and seem well-placed to make the team. George Ramsay, CNN, 27 June 2024 On the right side, there's a handbrake, a thumb throttle, and the gear shifters, all well-placed and reachable with little movement. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 14 June 2024 Since China is the single biggest consumer of semiconductor devices in the world, its design firms are well-placed to build customer relationships that make use of the country’s large captive market. Sihao Huang, Foreign Affairs, 11 Oct. 2023 The Riverdale actor has an exalted Venus in Pisces, which means the love planet is astrologically well-placed and in its fullest expression. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2024 The handle can be adjusted to five different heights, and the exterior handles are well-placed for lifting the bag. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 4 Apr. 2024 And the Fed is well-placed from a macroeconomic policy standpoint to be absolutely sure that inflation is down for good. Rocio Fabbro, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of well-placed was in 1540

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“Well-placed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-placed. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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