|1.||An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.|
|2.||A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.|
|3.||A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.|
|4.||Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.|
|5.||(Naut.) An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.|
|6.||(Mil.) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.|
|7.||(Arch.) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.|
|8.||(Metal.) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.|
|v. i.||1.||To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.|
|v. t.||1.||To pour forth, as from a well.|
|1.||In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.|
|2.||Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.|
|3.||Fully or about; - used with numbers.|
|4.||In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.|
|5.||Considerably; not a little; far.|
|a.||1.||Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.|
It was well with us in Egypt.
|2.||Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.|
|3.||Being in favor; favored; fortunate.|
|4.||(Marine Insurance) Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.|
|Noun||1.||well - a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine|
|2.||well - a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid|
|3.||well - an abundant source; "she was a well of information"|
|4.||well - an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)|
|5.||well - 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|
|Verb||1.||well - come up; "Tears well in her eyes"|
|Adj.||1.||well - in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"|
|2.||well - resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well"|
|3.||well - wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early"|
|Adv.||1.||well - (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'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"|
ill, poorly, badly - (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan"
|2.||well - thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked"; "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers"; "well-educated"|
|3.||well - indicating high probability; in all likelihood; "I might well do it"; "a mistake that could easily have ended in disaster"; "you may well need your umbrella"; "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"|
|4.||well - (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully; "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on"|
|5.||well - to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades"|
|6.||well - favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"|
|7.||well - 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"|
|8.||well - with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well"|
|9.||well - with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse"|
|10.||well - with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"|
badly - without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly"
|11.||well - in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"|
|12.||well - in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"|
|13.||well - without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well"|
badly - with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake"
WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.