Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun well

5 senses of well

Sense 1
well -- (a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine)
       => excavation -- (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

Sense 2
well -- (a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid)
       => vessel -- (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Sense 3
well, wellspring, fountainhead -- (an abundant source; "she was a well of information")
       => source -- (a document (or organization) from which information is obtained; "the reporter had two sources for the story")

Sense 4
well -- (an open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway))
       => shaft -- (a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator))

Sense 5
well -- (an enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps)
       => compartment -- (a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb well

1 sense of well

Sense 1
well, swell -- (come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")
       => surface, come up, rise up, rise -- (come to the surface)

Antonyms of adj well

3 senses of well

Sense 1
well (vs. ill) -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")

ill (vs. well), sick -- (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering")
        => afflicted, stricken -- (grievously affected especially by disease)
        => aguish -- (affected by ague)
        => ailing, indisposed, peaked (predicate), poorly (predicate), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy -- (somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work")
        => airsick, air sick, carsick, seasick -- (experiencing motion sickness)
        => autistic -- (characteristic of or affected with autism; "autistic behavior"; "autistic children")
        => bedfast, bedridden, bedrid, sick-abed -- (confined to bed (by illness))
        => bilious, liverish, livery -- (suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress)
        => bronchitic -- (suffering from or prone to bronchitis)
        => consumptive -- (afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis; "a consumptive patient"; "a consumptive cough")
        => convalescent, recovering -- (returning to health after illness or debility; "convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed")
        => delirious, hallucinating -- (experiencing delirium)
        => diabetic -- (suffering from diabetes)
        => dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous -- (having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling; "had a dizzy spell"; "a dizzy pinnacle"; "had a headache and felt giddy"; "a giddy precipice"; "feeling woozy from the blow on his head"; "a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff")
        => dyspeptic -- (suffering from dyspepsia)
        => faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded -- (weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep")
        => feverish, feverous -- (having or affected by a fever)
        => funny -- (experiencing odd bodily sensations; "told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest")
        => gouty -- (suffering from gout)
        => green -- (looking pale and unhealthy; "you're looking green"; "green around the gills")
        => laid low (predicate), stricken -- (put out of action (by illness))
        => laid up (predicate) -- (ill and usually confined; "laid up with a bad cold")
        => milk-sick -- (affected with or related to milk sickness)
        => nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish -- (feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit)
        => palsied -- (affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor; "palsied hands")
        => paralytic, paralyzed -- (affected with paralysis)
        => paraplegic -- (suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord)
        => rickety, rachitic -- (affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets; "rickety limbs and joints"; "a rachitic patient")
        => scrofulous -- (afflicted with scrofula)
        => sneezy -- (inclined to sneeze)
        => spastic -- (suffering from spastic paralysis; "a spastic child")
        => tubercular, tuberculous -- (constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus; "a tubercular child"; "tuberculous patients"; "tubercular meningitis")
        => unhealed -- (not healed; "an unhealed wound")
        => upset -- (mildly physically distressed; "an upset stomach")

Sense 2
good, well (predicate) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA fortunate) -> unfortunate -- (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned")

Sense 3
well (predicate) -- (wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early")

INDIRECT (VIA advisable) -> inadvisable, unadvisable -- (not prudent or wise; not recommended; "running on the ice is inadvisable")

Similarity of adj well

3 senses of well

Sense 1
well (vs. ill) -- (in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well")
       => asymptomatic, symptomless -- (having no symptoms of illness or disease)
       => cured, healed, recovered -- (freed from illness or injury; "the patient appears cured"; "the incision is healed"; "appears to be entirely recovered"; "when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron)
          Also See-> fit#3; healthy#1

Sense 2
good, well (predicate) -- (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")
       => fortunate (vs. unfortunate) -- (having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice")

Sense 3
well (predicate) -- (wise or advantageous and hence advisable; "it would be well to start early")
       => advisable (vs. inadvisable) -- (worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise; "such action is neither necessary nor advisable"; "extreme caution is advisable"; "it is advisable to telephone first")

Antonyms of adv well

5 of 13 senses of well

Sense 1
well, 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")
       Antonym of ill (Sense 1)
      => ill, badly, poorly -- ((`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "he was ill prepared"; "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"; "the car runs badly"; "he performed badly on the exam"; "the team played poorly"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan")

Sense 6
well -- (favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book")
       Antonym of ill (Sense 2)
      => ill, badly -- (unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern")

Sense 10
well -- (with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well")
       Antonym of badly (Sense 7)
      => badly -- (without skill or in a displeasing manner; "she writes badly"; "I think he paints very badly")

Sense 11
well, advantageously -- (in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle")
       Antonym of badly (Sense 8)
      => badly, disadvantageously -- (in a disadvantageous way; to someone's disadvantage; "the venture turned out badly for the investors"; "angry that the case was settled disadvantageously for them")

Sense 13
well -- (without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well")
       Antonym of badly (Sense 10)
      => badly -- (with unusual distress or resentment or regret or emotional display; "they took their defeat badly"; "took her father's death badly"; "conducted himself very badly at the time of the earthquake")

Synonyms of adv well

13 senses of well

Sense 1
well, 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")

Sense 2
well -- (thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; "The problem is well understood"; "she was well informed"; "shake well before using"; "in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked"; "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers"; "well-educated")

Sense 3
well, 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")

Sense 4
well -- ((used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully; "a book well worth reading"; "was well aware of the difficulties ahead"; "suspected only too well what might be going on")

Sense 5
well -- (to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree; "the project was well underway"; "the fetus has well developed organs"; "his father was well pleased with his grades")

Sense 6
well -- (favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book")

Sense 7
well, 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")

Sense 8
well, intimately -- (with great or especially intimate knowledge; "we knew them well")

Sense 9
well -- (with prudence or propriety; "You would do well to say nothing more"; "could not well refuse")

Sense 10
well -- (with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well")

Sense 11
well, advantageously -- (in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle")

Sense 12
well, comfortably -- (in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died")

Sense 13
well -- (without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor; "took the joke well"; "took the tragic news well")

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