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Definición de “well” en inglés

well

adverb uk   /wel/ (better, best) us  

well adverb (IN A GOOD WAY)

A1 in a good way, to a high or satisfactory standard: The documentary presented both sides of the problem very well. The concert was well enough advertised but ticket sales were poor. a well-cut suit a well-paid job Her points were well put (= expressed in a good or clever way). His point about the need to reduce waste was well taken (= it was accepted as a good criticism). They took two hours to discuss the plans and considered it time well spent (= it had been a useful discussion). I can't do it as well as Marie can.Good, better and bestInformal words for goodQuite good, or not very good

well adverb (TO A GREAT DEGREE)

A2 very much, to a great degree, or completely: Knead the dough well, then divide it into four pieces. He could well imagine how much his promise was going to cost him. I can't catch the bus - there are no buses after midnight, as you well know. He's plays the piano well enough (= to a satisfactory standard).Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions C1 used to emphasize some prepositions: The results are well above/below what we expected. Keep well away from the edge of the cliff. It cost well over £100. Stand well clear of the doors!Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions B2 used to emphasize some adjectives: The police are well aware of the situation. The museum is well worth a visit. Some machines look more like cheap, plastic toys - leave these well alone.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions UK slang very: The film was well good. Watch out for those two - they're well hard (= strong and willing to use violence).Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions

well adverb (REASONABLY)

B2 with good reason: She might well be the best person to ask. I can't very well (= it would not be acceptable to) refuse their kind offer.Reasons and explanations

well adverb (IN ADDITION)

as well (as) A1 in addition (to): Invite Emlyn - and Simon as well. I want to visit Andrew as well as Martin.Also, extra, and in addition
Grammar

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well

exclamation uk   /wel/ us  
A1 used to introduce something you are going to say, often to show surprise, doubt, slight disagreement, or anger, or to continue a story: Well, what Shall we do now? Well now/then, how are we going to arrange things? "Who was that?" "Well, I'm afraid I can't remember her name." "He's decided to give up his job and move to the north with her." "Well, well - that's what love does for you." Well, really, how thoughtless of him! Well? What did you do next? Well, after that we went camping in the mountains. Well/Oh well, it doesn't matter - I can always buy another one. Very well, if you insist I'll meet him next week.Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings

well

noun [C] uk   /wel/ us  
a deep hole in the ground from which you can get water, oil, or gas
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Parts of watercourses

well

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /wel/ us  
(of liquid) to appear on the surface of something or come slowly out from somewhere: Dirty water welled (up) out of the damaged pipe. As she read the letter tears welled up in her eyes.figurative Conflicting emotions welled up in his heart.Movement of liquids
(Definition of well from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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