Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “well done”

well done

A1 used as a way of praising someone and saying that you are pleased about and approve of something they have done: "I passed my exam." "Well done!"
See also
InterjectionsSounds used as interjectionsPraising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of well done from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Praising and applauding, but you might be interested in these topics from the Admiration and respect topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “well done”

Definitions of “well done” in other dictionaries

Translations of “well done”

Word of the Day

knack

a skill or an ability to do something easily and well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More