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Well vs. While: Know the Difference

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Well is primarily an adverb indicating good performance or a satisfactory manner, and can also be a noun meaning a water source. While is a conjunction used to indicate that two events happen simultaneously, or a noun referring to a period of time.
Well vs. While

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Well as an adverb is used to describe an action done in a good, satisfactory, or efficient manner, such as in "She sings well." It suggests competence or skill. While, as a conjunction, is used to show that two events are occurring at the same time, as in "She sings while she cooks." It connects two concurrent actions or states.
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As a noun, well refers to a deep hole or structure created to access water, oil, or other resources, like in "They drew water from the well." It indicates a physical structure. The noun form of While signifies a period of time, often used in expressions like "It took a short while to complete the task," suggesting a specific duration.
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Well can also function as an adjective, meaning 'in good health,' as in "He is feeling well today." It describes a state of health or well-being. While in its verb form, though less common, means to spend time in a leisurely manner, such as "While away the hours reading."
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In idiomatic usage, well is often used to express surprise, agreement, or to start a conversation, as in "Well, what do we have here?" While does not typically function in such idiomatic expressions but remains grounded in its temporal or simultaneous-event connotations.
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In summary, well is versatile, used as an adverb, noun, and adjective, with meanings ranging from proficiency to health and physical structures. While primarily functions as a conjunction or noun, dealing with simultaneous events or periods of time, and less commonly as a verb for spending time.
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Comparison Chart

Part of Speech

Can be an adverb, noun, or adjective.
Primarily a conjunction, also a noun, and rarely a verb.
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Meaning in Usage

Indicates good performance, health, or a water source.
Indicates simultaneous events or a period of time.
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Context

Used in a wide range of contexts, from performance to physical structures.
Used to connect actions happening at the same time or to refer to durations.
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Idiomatic Usage

Common in idiomatic expressions for surprise or agreement.
Not typically used in idiomatic expressions.
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Functional Role

Describes the manner of actions, states of being, or physical objects.
Connects events in time or refers to durations of time.
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Well and While Definitions

Well

An expression of surprise or to start a conversation.
Well, that's an interesting idea!
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To spend time leisurely.
He whiled away the afternoon reading a book.
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A deep hole or shaft sunk into the earth to obtain water, oil, gas, or brine.
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During the time that.
She listens to music while she works.
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A container or reservoir for a liquid, such as ink.
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While

Even though; whereas.
While I understand your point, I disagree.
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A place where water issues from the earth; a spring or fountain.
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A period of time.
It's been a while since we last met.
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A mineral spring.
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While

A period of time
Stay for a while.
Sang all the while. See Usage Note at awhile.
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Wells A watering place; a spa.
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The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something
The project wasn't worth my while.
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An abundant source
A well of information.
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As long as; during the time that
It was lovely while it lasted.
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An open space extending vertically through the floors of a building, as for stairs or ventilation.
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In spite of the fact that; although
While that guitar may look nice, it's not a very good instrument.
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An enclosure in a ship's hold for the pumps.
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And on the contrary
The soles are leather, while the uppers are canvas.
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A compartment or recessed area in a ship, used for stowage
An anchor well.
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To spend (time) idly or pleasantly
While the hours away.
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A part of a ship's weather deck enclosed between two watertight bulkheads.
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An uncertain duration of time, a period of time.
He lectured for quite a long while.
It’s a long while since anyone lived there, so it’s a ruin now.
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A cistern with a perforated bottom in the hold of a fishing vessel for keeping fish alive.
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(US) an uncertain long period of time
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An enclosed space for receiving and holding something, such as the wheels of an airplane when retracted.
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(Philippines) an uncertain short moment
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Chiefly British The central space in a law court, directly in front of the judge's bench, where the counsel or solicitor sits.
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While

During the same time that.
He was sleeping while I was singing.
Driving while intoxicated is against the law.
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Well

To rise to the surface, ready to flow
Tears welled in my eyes.
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While

Although.
This case, while interesting, is a bit frustrating.
While I would love to help, I am very busy at the moment.
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Well

To rise or surge from an inner source
Anger welled up in me.
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While

Until.
I'll wait while you've finished painting.
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Well

To pour forth.
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While

As long as.
While you're at school you may live at home.
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Well

In a good or proper manner
Behaved well.
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While

Until.
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Well

Skillfully or proficiently
Dances well.
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While

To pass (time) idly.
I whiled away the hours whilst waiting for him to arrive
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Well

Satisfactorily or sufficiently
Slept well.
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(transitive) To occupy or entertain (someone) in order to let time pass.
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Successfully or effectively
Gets along well with people.
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While

To elapse, to pass.
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Well

In a comfortable or affluent manner
Lived well.
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Alternative spelling or misspelling of wile.
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In a manner affording benefit or gain; advantageously
Married well.
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Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a time; as, one while we thought him innocent.
This mighty queen may no while endure.
[Some guest that] hath outside his welcome while,And tells the jest without the smile.
I will go forth and breathe the air a while.
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With reason or propriety; reasonably
Can't very well say no.
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That which requires time; labor; pains.
Satan . . . cast him how he might quite her while.
And so on us at whiles it falls, to claimPowers that we dread.
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In all likelihood; indeed
You may well need your umbrella.
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To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; - usually followed by away.
The lovely lady whiled the hours away.
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In a prudent or sensible manner
You would do well to say nothing more.
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While

To loiter.
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Well

In a close or familiar manner
Knew them well.
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During the time that; as long as; whilst; at the same time that; as, while I write, you sleep.
Use your memory; you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, while you take care not to overload it.
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Well

In a favorable or approving manner
Spoke well of them.
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Hence, under which circumstances; in which case; though; whereas.
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Thoroughly; completely
Well cooked.
Cooked well.
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Until; till.
I may be conveyed into your chamber;I'll lie under your bed while midnight.
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Perfectly; clearly
I well understand your intentions.
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A period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;
He was here for a little while
I need to rest for a piece
A spell of good weather
A patch of bad weather
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To a suitable or appropriate degree
This product will answer your needs equally well.
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While

At the same time as.
While the cake bakes, I'll prepare the frosting.
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Well

To a considerable extent or degree
Well over the estimate.
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Well

With care or attention
Listened well.
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Entirely; fully
Well worth seeing.
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In a satisfactory condition; right or proper
All is well.
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Not ailing, infirm, or diseased; healthy.
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Cured or healed, as a wound.
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Of or characterized by the maintenance of good health practices. Often used in combination
A well-baby clinic.
A well-child visit to the doctor.
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Advisable; prudent
It would be well not to ask.
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Fortunate; good
It is well that you stayed.
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Used to introduce a remark, resume a narrative, or fill a pause during conversation.
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Used to express surprise.
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(manner) Accurately, competently, satisfactorily.
He does his job well.
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(manner) Completely, fully.
A well done steak
We’re well beat now.
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(degree) To a significant degree.
That author is well known.
A monument well worth seeing
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Very (as a general-purpose intensifier).
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In a desirable manner; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favourably; advantageously.
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In good health.
I had been sick, but now I'm well.
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(hypercorrect) Good, content.
“How are you?” — “I'm well, thank you!”
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(uncommon) Prudent; good; well-advised.
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Good to eat; tasty, delicious.
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(Hiberno-English) Used as a greeting
Well lads. How's things?
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A hole sunk into the ground as a source of water, oil, natural gas or other fluids.
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A place where a liquid such as water surfaces naturally; a spring.
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A small depression suitable for holding liquid or other objects.
Make a well in the dough mixture and pour in the milk.
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(figurative) A source of supply.
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(nautical) A vertical, cylindrical trunk in a ship, reaching down to the lowest part of the hull, through which the bilge pumps operate.
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(nautical) The cockpit of a sailboat.
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(nautical) A compartment in the middle of the hold of a fishing vessel, made tight at the sides, but having holes perforated in the bottom to let in water to keep fish alive while they are transported to market.
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(nautical) A vertical passage in the stern into which an auxiliary screw propeller may be drawn up out of the water.
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(military) A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
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(architecture) An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
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The open space between the bench and the counsel tables in a courtroom.
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(metalworking) The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
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A well drink.
They're having a special tonight: $1 wells.
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(video games) The playfield of Tetris and similar video games, into which the blocks fall.
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(biology) In a microtiter plate, each of the small equal circular or square sections which serve as test tubes.
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(intransitive) To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
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(intransitive) To have something seep out of the surface.
Her eyes welled with tears.
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An issue of water from the earth; a spring; a fountain.
Begin, then, sisters of the sacred well.
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A pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in.
The woman said unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.
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A shaft made in the earth to obtain oil or brine.
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Fig.: A source of supply; fountain; wellspring.
Dan Chaucer, well of English undefiled.
A well of serious thought and pure.
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An inclosure in the middle of a vessel's hold, around the pumps, from the bottom to the lower deck, to preserve the pumps from damage and facilitate their inspection.
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A hole or excavation in the earth, in mining, from which run branches or galleries.
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An opening through the floors of a building, as for a staircase or an elevator; a wellhole.
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The lower part of a furnace, into which the metal falls.
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To issue forth, as water from the earth; to flow; to spring.
From his two springs in Gojam's sunny realm,Pure welling out, he through the lucid lakeOf fair Dambea rolls his infant streams.
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To pour forth, as from a well.
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In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly.
If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.
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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.
WE are wellable to overcome it.
She looketh well to the ways of her household.
Servant of God, well done! well hast thou foughtThe better fight.
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Fully or about; - used with numbers.
Well nine and twenty in a company.
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In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
KnowIn measure what the mind may well contain.
All the world speaks well of you.
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Considerably; not a little; far.
Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age.
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Good in condition or circumstances; desirable, either in a natural or moral sense; fortunate; convenient; advantageous; happy; as, it is well for the country that the crops did not fail; it is well that the mistake was discovered.
It was well with us in Egypt.
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Being in health; sound in body; not ailing, diseased, or sick; healthy; as, a well man; the patient is perfectly well.
Is your father well, the old man of whom ye spake?
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Being in favor; favored; fortunate.
He followed the fortunes of that family, and was well with Henry the Fourth.
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Safe; as, a chip warranted well at a certain day and place.
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A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
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A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
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An abundant source;
She was a well of information
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An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
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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
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Come up;
Tears well in her eyes
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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
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Resulting favorably;
Its 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
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Wise or advantageous and hence advisable;
It would be well to start early
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(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-planned party
The baby can walk pretty good
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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Favorably; with approval;
Their neighbors spoke well of them
He thought well of the book
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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
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With great or especially intimate knowledge;
We knew them well
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With prudence or propriety;
You would do well to say nothing more
Could not well refuse
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With skill or in a pleasing manner;
She dances well
He writes well
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In a manner affording benefit or advantage;
She married well
The children were settled advantageously in Seattle
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Well

In financial comfort;
They live well
She has been able to live comfortably since her husband died
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Well

Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor;
Took the joke well
Took the tragic news well
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Well

In a good, satisfactory, or efficient manner.
She performed well in the competition.
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Well

A structure created to access underground water.
The ancient well still provides water to the village.
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Well

Adequately or sufficiently.
The instructions were well understood by the team.
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Is well used in idiomatic expressions?

Yes, well is often used in idioms to express surprise or start conversations.
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What does well mean as an adverb?

As an adverb, well means doing something in a good or satisfactory manner.
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How is while used as a conjunction?

While as a conjunction connects two events happening at the same time.
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What does while mean as a noun?

As a noun, while refers to a period of time.
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Does well have a noun form?

Yes, as a noun, well refers to a water source or structure.
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Is while used to describe duration?

Yes, while can describe the duration of time something takes.
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Can well be an adjective?

Yes, well can be an adjective describing good health.
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Can while indicate contrast?

Yes, while can also be used to contrast two different statements.
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Can well be used to mean 'very'?

In some contexts, well can intensify an adjective, like 'well-known'.
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Can well describe health?

Yes, well can describe being in good health or condition.
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How is while used in a sentence?

While is used to link actions happening at the same time or to indicate a time period.
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Is while a verb?

While can be a verb, meaning to spend time leisurely, but it's less common.
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Can while be used at the beginning of a sentence?

Yes, while can start a sentence, especially when contrasting two ideas.
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Is well always positive?

Well is generally positive, indicating good performance or health.
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Does the meaning of well change in different contexts?

Yes, well can have different meanings as an adverb, noun, or adjective.
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Is while used in formal writing?

Yes, while is commonly used in both formal and informal writing.
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Can well be used to express agreement?

Yes, well can be used to express agreement or to acknowledge a point.
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Is while a common word in English?

Yes, while is a common word, used frequently in spoken and written English.
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Does while always refer to simultaneous actions?

While often refers to simultaneous actions, but it can also indicate contrast.
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Can well mean 'thoroughly'?

In some contexts, well can mean thoroughly or completely.
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