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well

adjective [never before noun]
 
 
/wel/ (better, best)
A1 healthy: to feel/look well I'm not very well. Are you feeling better now? →  Opposite unwell Fit and healthy
all is well B1 everything is in a good or acceptable state: I hope all is well with Jack.Quite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
be all very well used to show that you do not agree with something or that you are annoyed about something: It's all very well for her to say everything's fine, she doesn't have to live here.Angry and displeasedBad-tempered
be (just) as well used to say that something might be a good thing to do or happen: [+ (that)] It was just as well that you left when you did. →  See also be alive and kicking/well Reassuring
Translations of “well”
in Korean 건강한…
in Arabic بِصَحّة جَيّدة…
in French bien…
in Turkish sağlıklı, iyi…
in Italian bene…
in Chinese (Traditional) 健康的…
in Russian здоровый…
in Polish zdrowy…
in Spanish bien, sano…
in Portuguese bem…
in German gesund, in Ordnung…
in Catalan bé…
in Japanese 健康な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 健康的…
(Definition of well adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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