well+off

  • 1 well-off — Ⅰ. well off UK US (also well off) /ˌwelˈɒf/ adjective ► rich: »My old customers were well off, middle aged people. »Grants are available for less well off families. ► used to describe a place where rich people live: »He grew up in a well off… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Well off — Well Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 well-off — adj comparative better off superlative best off 1.) having a lot of money, or enough money to have a good standard of living ≠ ↑badly off ▪ children from well off families ▪ Many pensioners are less well off (=have less money) than they used to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 well-off — {adj. phr.} 1. Rich. * /They may not be millionaires, but they are sufficiently well off./ 2. In good condition; free of problems or difficulties./ * /He is pleased that his business is well off./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 5 well-off — {adj. phr.} 1. Rich. * /They may not be millionaires, but they are sufficiently well off./ 2. In good condition; free of problems or difficulties./ * /He is pleased that his business is well off./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 6 well off — ˌwell ˈoff , well off adjective having more money than other people, or enough money to live comfortably: • There should be some safeguards to protect less well off people who live on fixed, low incomes. opposite badly off …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 well-off — 1733, comfortable, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + OFF (Cf. off). Meaning prosperous, not poor is recorded from 1849 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 well-off — adjective INFORMAL rich, or having enough money to live well: They worked long hours and became very well off …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 well-off — [adj] successful, wealthy affluent, comfortable, easy, flourishing, flush, fortunate, loaded, lucky, moneyed, prosperous, rich, snug, substantial, thriving, well, well to do; concept 334 Ant. destitute, failing, poor, unsuccessful …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 well-off — well′ off′ adj. 1) well to do; prosperous 2) in a satisfactory, favorable, or good position or condition • Etymology: 1725–35 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 well-off — [wel′ôf′] adj. 1. in a favorable or fortunate condition or circumstance 2. prosperous; well to do …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 well off — index prosperous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 well-off — index opulent, successful Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 well off — ► ADJECTIVE 1) wealthy. 2) in a favourable situation or circumstances …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 well-off — adjective 1. in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich they were comfortable or even wealthy by some standards easy living a prosperous family his family is well situated financially well to do members of the community • Syn: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 well-off — also well off ADJ GRADED Someone who is well off is rich enough to be able to do and buy most of the things that they want. [INFORMAL] My grandparents were quite well off. Syn: well to do N PLURAL: the N The well off are people who are well off.… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 well-off — UK / US adjective Word forms well off : adjective well off comparative better off superlative best off informal 1) rich, or having enough money to live well They worked long hours and became very well off. 2) in a good situation, or very lucky… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 well off — adjective 1) her family s very well off See well to do 2) the prisoners were relatively well off Syn: fortunate, lucky, comfortable; informal sitting pretty 3) the island is not well off for harbors Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 well-off — adjective comparative better off superlative best off 1 having more money than many other people, or enough money to have a good standard of living: The government claims that people are better off than they were five years ago. 2 well off for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 well off — ▶ adjective 1 her family s very well off.: See well to do. 2 the prisoners were relatively well off: FORTUNATE, lucky, comfortable; informal sitting pretty. 3 …

    Useful english dictionary


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