well-to-do

  • 81 well — English has two distinct words well, both of ancient ancestry. The adverb, ‘satisfactorily’ [OE], has relatives throughout the Germanic languages (German wohl, Dutch wel, Swedish väl, and Danish vel), and probably goes back ultimately to the Indo …

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  • 82 Well to do — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 83 Well — extremely; totally; completely: a well dodgy piece of work ; that s like a well stupid answer …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 84 well — Australian Slang extremely; totally; completely: a well dodgy piece of work ; that s like a well stupid answer …

    English dialects glossary

  • 85 well-to-do — adj Having or making enough money to live comfortably; prosperous. John s father owns a company and his family is well to do. Often used with the like a plural noun. This is the part of town where the well to do live. Compare: in the lap of… …

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  • 86 well — adv British very. A vogue usage among adolescents and younger schoolchildren since about 1987, from the slang of the streets (used by black youth and some white working class adults) of the earlier 1980s. Typical instances of the word as an… …

    Contemporary slang

  • 87 well — I. , adj. == good. 89 B. adv. RG. 375. O. and N. 31 == rightly. Rel. S. i. 20 II. , sb. (of water). RG. 1. Wright’s L. P. p. 94; pl. ‘weeles.’ Ps. xvii. 5. AS. well, wyl III. , v. n. == boil, well up. Wright’s L. P. p. 40; [walle]. RG. 28; pret.… …

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  • 88 well — I. n. 1. Spring, fountain, well head, well spring. 2. Source, origin. II. v. n. Issue, spring, flow. III. ad. 1. Rightly, justly, in a proper manner. 2. Properly, suitably, correctly, accurately, thoroughly, skilfully, not amiss …

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  • 89 well-to-do — adjective 1 rich and with a high social position: well to do families 2 the well to do people who are rich …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 90 well-to-do — UK / US adjective rich and belonging to an upper class family She s very well to do. a well to do suburb/neighbourhood …

    English dictionary

  • 91 well — 1. adj. In marine insurance, a term used as descriptive of the safety and soundness of a vessel, in a warranty of her condition at a particular time and place; as, warranted well at...on... 2. In old reports, good, sufficient, unobjectionable in… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 92 well — The shaft of an elevator. An excavation or hole dug, bored, or drilled into the earth for the purpose of obtaining water from subterranean sources. Anno: 55 ALR 1536, s. 109 ALR 419. The term ordinarily includes, as appurtenant thereto, so much… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 93 well up — verb come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things) (Freq. 3) Strong emotions welled up Smoke swelled from it • Syn: ↑swell • Hypernyms: ↑originate, ↑arise, ↑ …

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  • 94 well-to-do — adjective Date: 1805 having more than adequate financial resources ; prosperous < a well to do family > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 95 well — 1) a storage compartment in a fishing vessel for live fish, usually in a sport fishing boat. May have perforations to allow water to flow in and out through the hull. Also called live well 2) to boil or heat; used in welling livers for their oil …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 96 well up — verb To accumulate As soon as I heard news of his death, tears started to well up in my eyes, and soon I was weeping helplessly …

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  • 97 well — See good. See good, well …

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  • 98 well-to-do — adj. Well to do is used with these nouns: ↑family, ↑parent …

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  • 99 well up — phr verb Well up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑anger, ↑blood, ↑eye, ↑panic, ↑tear …

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  • 100 WELL — Whole Earth eLectronic Link kommerzielles Account System, gegr. 1985 in Californien, USA (bekannt geworden als Hippie BBS, http://www.well.com/) …

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