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Definizione monolingua e traduzione well

Inglese grammatica



well (third-person singular simple present wells, present participle welling, simple past and past participle welled)

  1. To seep out of the surface.
    Blood welled from the wound.
  2. To have something seep out of the surface.
    Her eyes welled with tears.

well (plural wells)

  1. A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
  2. A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally, a spring.
  3. A small depression suitable for holding liquid, or other objects.
  4. (nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
  5. (nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
  6. A well drink.
    Theyre having a special tonight: $1 wells.
  7. (video games) The playfield of the video game Tetris.

well (comparative better, superlative best)

  1. In good health.
    I had been sick, but now Im well.
  2. (archaic) Prudent; good; well-advised.
    • 1897, National Association of Railway Surgeons, Railway surgeon, page 191:
      On leaving the operating table it is well to put the patient in a bed previously warmed and supplied with hot cans.

well (comparative better, superlative best)

  1. (manner) Accurately, competently.
    He does his job well.
    • 1852, Mrs M.A. Thompson, “The Tutors Daughter”, in Grahams American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion[1], page 266:
      In the lightness of my heart I sang catches of songs as my horse gayly bore me along the well-remembered road.
  2. (manner) Completely, fully.
    A well done steak.
  3. (degree) To a significant degree.
    That author is well known.
    • 1995,, Luke Timothy Johnson, “The New Testament and the examined life: Thoughts on teaching”, Christian Century, volume 112, number 4, page 108: 
      Indeed, some readers may feel that I am beating a horse now already well dead. But in fact, that dead horse is still being driven daily through the pages of introductory textbooks.
    • 2000, Colin Robinson, “Energy Economists and Economic Liberalism”, Energy Journal, volume 21, number 2, page 1: 
      Energy markets demonstrated in the 1970s and 1980s that they were well capable of adapting to a perceived scarcity.
    • 2006, Spider Robinson, Callahans legacy:
      neither of us was paying attention to any damn imaginary scoring judges -- we were both well content, if a little fatigued.
  4. (degree, UK, slang) Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
    • 1999, ""Drummond Pearson"", What Ash are doing right now... (on Internet newsgroup alt.music.ash)
      That guy rocks! I think hes called Matthew Lillard or sommat but he is well cool in Scream.
    • 2002, ""jibaili"", FIFA 2003 How is it? (on Internet newsgroup microsoft.public.xbox)
      Hey Dude / FIFA 2003 is well wicked, Ive got FIFA 2002 on PS2, David Beckham on Xbox and Football Manager on Xbox too, out of all pf[sic] them FIFA 2003 is easliy[sic] the best..
    • 2003, Steve Eddy, Empower, Book 2
      Hey, you shouldve seen it, it was well good.


  1. because
    Ech gi geschwënn um Bett, well ech midd sinn.
    Im going to bed soon, because I am tired.
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