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1. we will or we shall
adv., adj. compar. bet•ter, superl. best, adv.
1. in a good or satisfactory manner: Our plans are going well.
2. thoroughly, carefully, or soundly: Shake well before using.
3. in a moral or proper manner: to behave well.
4. commendably, meritoriously, or excellently: a difficult task well handled.
5. with propriety, justice, or reason: I could not well refuse.
6. with favor or approval: to think well of someone.
7. comfortably or prosperously: to live well.
8. to a considerable extent or degree: a sum well over the amount agreed upon.
9. with great or intimate knowledge: to know a person well.
10. certainly; without doubt: I cry easily, as you well know.
11. with good nature; without rancor: He took the joke well.adj.
12. in good health; sound in body and mind: He is not a well man.
13. satisfactory, pleasing, or good: All is well with us.
14. proper, fitting, or gratifying: It is well that you didn't go.
15. in a satisfactory position; well-off: I am very well as I am.interj.
16. (used to express surprise, reproof, etc.): Well! There's no need to shout.
17. (used to introduce a sentence, resume a conversation, etc.): Well, it's time to go home.n.
18. well-being; good fortune; success: to wish well to someone.Idioms:
1. as well, in addition; also; too.
2. as well as, as much or as truly as; equally as: witty as well as kind.
3. leave well enough alone, to avoid changing something that is satisfactory.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English wel(l) (adj. and adv.), c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon wel, Old Norse vel]
usage: See good.well2 (wɛl)
1. a hole drilled or bored into the earth to obtain water, petroleum, natural gas, brine, or sulfur.
2. a spring or natural source of water.
3. an apparent reservoir or a source of human feelings, emotions, energy, etc.: a well of compassion.
4. a container, receptacle, or reservoir for a liquid, as ink.
5. any sunken or deep enclosed space, as a shaft for air or light, stairs, or an elevator, extending vertically through the floors of a building.
6. a hollow compartment, recessed area, or depression for holding a specific item or items, as fish in the bottom of a boat or the retracted wheels of an airplane in flight.
7. Naut. a part of a weather deck between two superstructures, extending from one side of a vessel to the other.v.i.
8. to rise, spring, or gush, as water, from the earth or some other source (often fol. by up, out, or forth): Tears welled up in my eyes.v.t.
9. to send welling up or forth.adj.
10. like, of, resembling, from, or used in connection with a well.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English well(e), Old English wylle, wella, c. Old High German welle wave; (v.) Middle English; Old English weallan to boil, melt, c. Old Saxon, Old High German wallan]we'll (wil; unstressed wɪl)
contraction of we shall or we will.
we'll [ˈwiːl](STRONG) [wil] = we will, we shall
well-adjusted well adjusted [ˌwɛləˈdʒʌstɪd] adj [person] → équilibré(e)
well advised well-advised [ˌwɛlædˈvaɪzd] adj [action, decision] → sage
sb would be well advised to do sth → qn serait bien avisé(e) de faire qch
well-appointed [ˌwɛləˈpɔɪntɪd] adj [house, room] → bien aménagé(e)
well-assorted [ˌwɛləˈsɔːrtɪd] adj → bien assorti(e)
well-attended [ˌwɛləˈtɛndɪd] adj [meeting, lecture, show, play] → qui attire beaucoup de monde
to be well-attended → attirer beaucoup de monde
well-balanced well balanced [ˌwɛlˈbælənst] adj
[person] (= stable) → équilibré(e)
[diet] → équilibré(e)
a well balanced diet → une alimentation équilibrée
well-behaved [ˌwɛlbɪˈheɪvd] adj [child, animal] → sage
to be well-behaved [soldiers, football fans] → bien se comporter
well-being wellbeing [ˌwɛlˈbiːɪŋ] n → bien-être m
a sense of wellbeing → une sensation de bien-être
well-born [ˌwɛlˈbɔːrn] adj → bien né(e)
well-bred [ˌwɛlˈbrɛd] adj (= courteous) → bien élevé(e) (= of good family) → de bonne famille
well-brought-up well brought up [ˌwɛlbrɔːtˈʌp] adj → bien élevé(e)
well-built [ˌwɛlˈbɪlt] adj
[house] → bien construit(e)
[person] → bien bâti(e)
well-chosen [ˌwɛlˈtʃəʊzən] adj [remarks] → pertinent(e); [words] → choisi(e)
in well-chosen words → en termes choisis
well-connected well connected [ˌwɛlkəˈnɛktɪd] adj → bien introduit(e)
well-cooked [ˌwɛlˈkʊkt] adj
[food, meal] → bien cuisiné(e)
(= not rare) [meat] → bien cuit(e)
well-defined [ˌwɛldɪˈfaɪnd] adj
(= precisely defined) [problem, structure, distinction] → bien défini(e)
well-deserved [ˌwɛldɪˈzɜːrvd] adj → mérité(e)
well-designed [ˌwɛldɪˈzaɪnd] adj → bien conçu(e)
well disposed well-disposed [ˌwɛldɪˈspəʊzd] adj
to be well-disposed to sth → voir qch d'un bon œil
to be well-disposed towards sb → être bien disposé(e) envers qn
well-dressed [ˌwɛlˈdrɛst] adj → bien habillé(e)
well-earned [ˌwɛlˈɜːrnd] adj [rest] → bien mérité(e)
well-educated [ˌwɛlˈɛdʒʊkeɪtɪd] adj → cultivé(e)
well-equipped [ˌwɛlɪˈkwɪpt] adj → bien équipé(e)
well-established well established [ˌwɛlɪˈstæblɪʃt] adj [tradition, custom] → bien établi(e); [company, organization] → bien établi(e)
well-fed [ˌwɛlˈfɛd] adj → bien nourri(e)
well-founded well founded [ˌwɛlˈfaʊndɪd] adj [suspicion, criticism] → fondé(e)
well groomed well-groomed [ˌwɛlˈgruːmd] adj [person] → soigné(e) (de sa personne); [appearance] → soigné(e); [hair] → bien coiffé(e)
well-heeled [ˌwɛlˈhiːld] adj → nanti(e)
well-hung [ˌwɛlˈhʌŋ] adj [man] → bien membré
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