well

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Well is on the Basic English 850 List.
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well is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
west - well - welcome

Pronunciation[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
well

Comparative
better

Superlative
best

  1. In a good way.
    He washed the table very well, so now it is very clean.
  2. You use well to tell others that you're going to say something, that you're going to continue speaking, or that you're going to change the topic.
    Well, I guess I'm leaving now.
  3. Healthy, not sick.
    I had the flu, but then I got well.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
well

Plural
wells

A well in Malaysia.
  1. (countable) A hole in the ground for getting water or oil.
    There was no river nearby, so they dug a well to get water.