Definitions For Well


  • A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • 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
  • An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway)
  • A cavity or vessel used to contain liquid
  • An abundant source
  • A deep hole made in the ground through which water can be removed


  • Come up, as of a liquid
  • To rise to a surface and flow out
  • In a successful way
  • In a skillful way
  • In a good, proper, or positive way


  • Wise or advantageous and hence advisable
  • Resulting favorably


  • In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury


  • (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')
  • Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor
  • Indicating high probability; in all likelihood
  • Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form
  • Favorably; with approval
  • To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree
  • In financial comfort
  • In a manner affording benefit or advantage
  • To a great extent or degree
  • With skill or in a pleasing manner
  • With prudence or propriety
  • With great or especially intimate knowledge
  • (used for emphasis or as an intensifier) entirely or fully

Is Well a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Well is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Well in a Sentence

  • His quirkily dysfunctional family proved to be a bottomless well of inspiration for the novelist
  • The spot where the spring bubbles up to the surface and forms a deep well
  • “How did everything go?” “It went well, thank you.”
  • She works well under pressure.
  • I did surprisingly well on my history test.
  • The children are well again.
  • I don't feel very well.
  • You don't look so well.

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