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well-off

(wĕl′ôf′, -ŏf′)
adj.
1. Well-to-do.
2. In fortunate circumstances.

[off, circumstanced, probably from the phrase to come well off, to emerge from in good circumstances.]

well-off

adj (well off when postpositive)
1. in a comfortable or favourable position or state
2. (Banking & Finance) financially well provided for; moderately rich

well′-off′



adj.
1. well-to-do; prosperous.
2. in a satisfactory, favorable, or good position or condition.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-off - in fortunate circumstances financiallywell-off - 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"
rich - possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles"
2.well-off - fortunately situated; "doesn't know when he's well-off"
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"

well-off

adjective
1. rich, wealthy, comfortable, affluent, loaded (slang), flush (informal), prosperous, well-heeled (informal), well-to-do, moneyed My family was quite well-off.
rich broke (informal), short, poor, impoverished, needy, badly off, on the rocks (informal), hard up (informal), penniless, destitute, poverty-stricken, down and out, indigent, down at heel, dirt-poor (informal), on the breadline, flat broke (informal), without two pennies to rub together (informal)
2. fortunate, lucky, comfortable, thriving, flourishing, successful Compared to some of the people in my ward, I feel quite well off.

well-off

adjective
Enjoying steady good fortune or financial security:
Informal: well-fixed.
Translations

well-off

[ˌwelˈɒf]
A. ADJ
1. (financially) → acomodado, pudiente
the less well-offlas gentes menos pudientes
2. (in circumstances) she's well-off without himestá mejor sin él
you don't know when you're well-offno sabes los muchos beneficios que tienes
B. NPL the well-offlas clases acomodadas

well-off

[ˌwɛlˈɒf]
1. adj (rich) → benestante, danaroso/a
you're well-off without him → puoi fare tranquillamente a meno di lui
you don't know when you're well-off → non sai quanto sei fortunato
2. npl the well-offi benestanti
see also better-off

well2

(wel) comparative better (ˈbetə) : superlative best (best) adjective
1. healthy. I don't feel very / at all well; She doesn't look very well; She's been ill but she's quite well now.
2. in a satisfactory state or condition. All is well now.
adverb
1. in a good, correct, successful, suitable etc way. He's done well to become a millionaire at thirty; She plays the piano well; Mother and baby are both doing well; How well did he do in the exam?
2. with good reason; with justice. You may well look ashamed – that was a cruel thing to do; You can't very well refuse to go.
3. with approval or praise. He speaks well of you.
4. used (with eg damn, ~jolly etc) for emphasis. You can jolly well do it yourself!
5. thoroughly. Examine the car well before you buy it.
6. to a great or considerable extent. He is well over fifty.
interjection
1. used to express surprise etc. Well! I'd never have believed it!
2. used when re-starting a conversation, starting an explanation etc. Do you remember John Watson? Well, he's become a teacher.
well-
1. in a good, satisfactory etc way etc, as in well-behaved.
2. very much, as in well-known.
ˌwell-beˈhaved adjective
behaving correctly. well-behaved children.
ˌwell-ˈbeing noun
welfare. She is always very concerned about her mother's well-being.
ˌwell-ˈbred adjective
(of a person) having good manners.
ˌwell-ˈbuilt adjective
muscular; having a strong, handsome figure.
ˌwell-ˈdone adjective
(of meat) cooked until there is no blood in it; (of food) cooked for a long time.
ˌwell-ˈearned adjective
thoroughly deserved. a well-earned rest.
ˌwell-ˈeducated adjective
educated to a good standard.
ˌwell-ˈfed adjective
correctly and sufficiently fed.
ˌwell-ˈgroomed adjective
of smart, tidy appearance.
ˌwell-inˈformed adjective
having or showing a thorough knowledge. a well-informed person/essay.
ˌwell-ˈknown adjective
familiar or famous. a well-known TV personality.
ˌwell-ˈmade adjective
a well-made table.
ˌwell-ˈmannered adjective
polite.
ˌwell-ˈoff adjective
1. rich. He is very well-off; a well-off young lady.
2. fortunate. You do not know when you are well off.
ˌwell-ˈread (-ˈred) adjective
having read many books etc; intelligent.
ˌwell-ˈspoken adjective
(of a person) speaking with a pleasing voice, in a grammatically correct way etc.
ˌwell-to-ˈdo adjective
having enough money to live comfortably.
ˌwell-wisher noun
a person who wishes one success etc.
as well
in addition; too. If you will go, I'll go as well.
as well as
in addition to. She works in a restaurant in the evenings as well as doing a full-time job during the day.
be just as well
to be fortunate; to be no cause for regret. It's just as well (that) you didn't go – the meeting was cancelled.
be as well to
to be advisable or sensible. It would be as well to go by train – the roads are flooded.
very well
fine, okay. Have you finished? Very well, you may go now.
well done!
used in congratulating a person. I hear you won the competition. Well done!
well enough
fairly, but not particularly, well.
well up in
knowing a great deal about. He's very well up in financial matters.

well-off

غَنِيّ majetný velhavende wohlhabend εύπορος acomodado varakas aisé dobrostojeći benestante 裕福な 부유한 welgesteld velsituert zamożny próspero состоятельный välbärgad ซึ่งร่ำรวย hali vakti yerinde sung túc 境遇好的
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