well 英 [wel] 美 [wɛl]
adv. 很好地；充分地；满意地；适当地 adj. 良好的；健康的；适宜的 n. 井；源泉
进行时:welling 过去式:welled 过去分词:welled 第三人称单数:wells 名词复数:wells
- When you do something well, you do it in a good or satisfactory way. You can say, "I did really well on my French test," or "Finally, I slept well last night."
- adv. 很好地；充分地；满意地；适当地
- adj. 良好的；健康的；适宜的
- n. 井；源泉
- v. 涌出
1. How well you look!
2. Things are going well.
3. The castle is well worth a visit.
4. He's well able to take care of himself.
5. Well done!
6. She took it very well。
7. a deep well in the ground
8. Tears were welling up in her eyes.
- well (adv.) "in a satisfactory manner," Old English wel "abundantly, very, very much; indeed, to be sure; with good reason; nearly, for the most part," from Proto-Germanic *welo- (source also of Old Saxon wela, Old Norse vel, Old Frisian wel, Dutch wel, Old High German wela, German wohl, Gothic waila "well"), from PIE root *wel- (2) "to wish, will" (source also of Sanskrit prati varam "at will," Old Church Slavonic vole "well," Welsh gwell "better," Latin velle "to wish, will," Old English willan "to wish;" see will (v.)).
- well (n.) "hole dug for water, spring of water," Old English wielle (West Saxon), welle (Anglian) "spring of water, fountain," from wiellan (see well (v.)). "As soon as a spring begins to be utilized as a source of water-supply it is more or less thoroughly transformed into a well" [Century Dictionary]. Figurative sense of "source from which anything is drawn" was in Old English.
- well (v.) "to spring, rise, gush," Old English wiellan (Anglian wællan), causative of weallan "to boil, bubble up, rise (in reference to a river)" (class VII strong verb; past tense weoll, past participle weallen), from Proto-Germanic *wall- "roll" (source also of Old Saxon wallan, Old Norse vella, Old Frisian walla, Old High German wallan, German wallen, Gothic wulan "to bubble, boil"), from PIE root *wel- (3) "to turn, revolve," on notion of "roiling or bubbling water."