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3 in a skillful or expert manner
  • she plays the piano very well

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how surprising, doubtful, or unbelievable
  • well, that is odd!

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1 a point or place at which something is invented or provided
  • his quirkily dysfunctional family proved to be a bottomless well of inspiration for the novelist

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2 a small often deep body of water
  • the spot where the spring bubbles up to the surface and forms a deep well

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healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease. a healthy family sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction. a sound heart wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance. a face with a wholesome glow robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly. a lively, robust little boy hale applies particularly to robustness in old age. still hale at the age of eighty well implies merely freedom from disease or illness. she has never been a well person

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The first known use of well was before the 12th century

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“Well.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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heavy with or as if with moisture

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