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Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.]
1. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. --Gen. iv. 7.
2. Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly.
Lot . . . beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere. --Gen. xiii. 10.
WE are wellable to overcome it. --Num. xiii. 30.
She looketh well to the ways of her household. --Prov. xxxi. 27.
Servant of God, well done! well hast thou fought
The better fight. --Milton.
3. Fully or about; -- used with numbers. [Obs.] “Well a ten or twelve.”
Well nine and twenty in a company. --Chaucer.
4. In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently. “It boded well to you.”
In measure what the mind may well contain. --Milton.
All the world speaks well of you. --Pope.
5. Considerably; not a little; far.
Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age. --Gen. xviii. 11.
Note: ☞ Well is sometimes used elliptically for it is well, as an expression of satisfaction with what has been said or done, and sometimes it expresses concession, or is merely expletive; as, well, the work is done; well, let us go; well, well, be it so.
Note: ☞ Well, like above, ill, and so, is used before many participial adjectives in its usual adverbial senses, and subject to the same custom with regard to the use of the hyphen (see the Note under Ill, adv.); as, a well-affected supporter; he was well affected toward the project; a well-trained speaker; he was well trained in speaking; well-educated, or well educated; well-dressed, or well dressed; well-appearing; well-behaved; well-controlled; well-designed; well-directed; well-formed; well-meant; well-minded; well-ordered; well-performed; well-pleased; well-pleasing; well-seasoned; well-steered; well-tasted; well-told, etc. Such compound epithets usually have an obvious meaning, and since they may be formed at will, only a few of this class are given in the Vocabulary.
As well. See under As.
As well as, and also; together with; not less than; one as much as the other; as, a sickness long, as well as severe; London is the largest city in England, as well as the capital.
Well enough, well or good in a moderate degree; so as to give satisfaction, or so as to require no alteration.
Well off, in good condition; especially, in good condition as to property or any advantages; thriving; prosperous.
Well to do, well off; prosperous; -- used also adjectively. “The class well to do in the world.” --J. H. Newman.
Well to live, in easy circumstances; well off; well to do. --Shak.
as adv. & conj.
1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you sow; do as you are bidden.
His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
Note: ☞ As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as you please, and so long as you please, or as long as you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as possible. “Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same colors as we do.” --Lubbock. As, in a preceding part of a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to it; as with the people, so with the priest.
2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man merely as a king. --Dewey.
3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke.
As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
4. Because; since; it being the case that.
As the population of Scotland had been generally trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently prepared. --Sir W. Scott.
[See Synonym under Because.]
5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning).
We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the interest, transient as it may be, which this work has excited. --Macaulay.
6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall never find thee. --Rowe.
So as, so that. [Obs.]
The relations are so uncertain as they require a great deal of examination. --Bacon.
7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
He lies, as he his bliss did know. --Waller.
8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
The king was not more forward to bestow favors on them as they free to deal affronts to others their superiors. --Fuller.
10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] “As have,”
Note: i. e., may he have.
As . . as. See So . . as, under So.
As far as, to the extent or degree. “As far as can be ascertained.” --Macaulay.
As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to.
As good as, not less than; not falling short of.
As good as one's word, faithful to a promise.
As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same condition or manner, that it would be if.
As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.
As now, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
As well, also; too; besides. --Addison.
As well as, equally with, no less than. “I have understanding as well as you.” --Job xii. 3.
As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still; now.