Definitions starting with W

ID #2586

well

adv. 1. (Car. DJE; OED idem, formerly com-mon but now only in set phr., e.g. well aware] very, greatly (before adj., past participles): The Queen's Staircase is well admired by tourists (COB). (Nassau)

2. [Atlantic; cf. Krio "A wet wok am" I caused him to do a lot of hard work KED; cf. OED "He well deserved it"; "I loved her weir] a lot (after v.): 1966 Sandfly is picking well tonight (Crowley 115). (Gen.) well and [Car.; cf. colloq. good and DJE]

phr. 1. thoroughly (before adj.): He look well and dread na! (Nassau).

2. easily (before v.): Being an educated person, you can well and occupy yourself after retirement (Nassau).

Tags: adverb, phrase

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Last update: 2010-11-07 21:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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