Definition of "well" [well]

  • A deep hole or shaft sunk into the earth to obtain water, oil, gas, or brine. (noun)
  • A container or reservoir for a liquid, such as ink. (noun)
  • A place where water issues from the earth; a spring or fountain. (noun)
  • A mineral spring. (noun)
  • A watering place; a spa. (noun)

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Use "well" in a sentence
  • "• Expanding the tarmac-delay contingency plans to include additional airports and foreign airlines• Requiring smaller and foreign carriers to report tarmac delays, and requiring the largest airlines to report tarmac delays not only on scheduled domestic flights but also on scheduled international and charter flights as well• Establishing standards for customer service plans, requiring airlines to disseminate them to passengers, and extending these provisions to foreign as well as U.S. airlines."
  • "As for finally wanting to live, developing the ability to live well - I hope you know, sometimes, how *well* you live -, and then finding its worth artificially degraded by human stupidity..."
  • "He says to look for plants that *live well and die well*."