- "(prefix) wellbeing, wellinformed"
- "all's well that ends well"
- "it is well that no one saw you"
(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' as in "the baby can walk pretty good") thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
- "well-done beef", "well-satisfied customers"
- "in order to avoid food poisoning be sure the meat is well cooked"
- "she was well informed"
- "The problem is well understood"
- "a well-planned party"
- "he slept well"
- "a task well done"
- "the children behaved well"
indicating high probability; in all likelihood
- "he could equally well be trying to deceive us"
- "you may well need your umbrella"
- "I might well do it"
to a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
- "his father was well pleased with his grades"
- "the fetus has well developed organs"
- "the project was well underway"
favorably; with approval
- "he thought well of the book"
- "their neighbors spoke well of them"
to a great extent or degree
- "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"
with prudence or propriety
- "could not well refuse"
- "You would do well to say nothing more"
in a manner affording benefit or advantage
- "she married well"
in financial comfort
- "They live well"
without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
- "took the tragic news well"
- "took the joke well"