Textual thesaurus for "well"

(adj) good

resulting favorably

it's 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

(adv) good

(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-seasoned dish; a well-planned party; the baby can walk pretty good

(adv) easily

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

(adv) comfortably

in financial comfort

They live well; she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died

(adv) advantageously

in a manner affording benefit or advantage

she married well; The children were settled advantageously in Seattle

(adv) considerably, substantially

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

(adv) intimately

with great or especially intimate knowledge

we knew them well

(noun) wellspring, fountainhead

an abundant source

she was a well of information

(verb) swell

come up, as of a liquid

Tears well in her eyes; the currents well up