better, well, best

better, well, best
أَكْثَر (من غيره)‏ \ best, well, better: most: Of all fruit, I like apples best. better, well, best: more: I like coffee better than tea. further: more: We must go without further delay. more: giving comparative force to many adjs. and most advs.: She’s more beautiful than her mother. He runs more slowly than his son, with greater force; for greater periods, etc.: I like tea more than coffee. You should work more and play less, (the opposite of less) a greater number or amount (of): They need (some) more food. I have no more (or I haven’t any more) for them. They need many more loaves but I have only two more. You have more than I have. over: more: Boys aged 16 and over may enter this race.

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  • 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; originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Well enough — 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

  • 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

  • Well to do — 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

  • Well to live — 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

  • well — well1 W1S1 [wel] adv comparative better [ˈbetə US ər] superlative best [best] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(satisfactorily)¦ 2¦(thoroughly)¦ 3¦(a lot)¦ 4 do well 5 as well 6 as well as something/somebody 7 may/might/could well …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well — 1 /wel/ adverb comparative better superlative best 1 SATISFACTORILY in a successful or satisfactory way: Did you sleep well? | James reads well for his age. | fairly/moderately/pretty well (=quite well) | go well (=happen in the way you planned… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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

  • Better — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Best — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well — well1 /wel/, adv., adj., compar. better, superl. best, interj., n. adv. 1. in a good or satisfactory manner: Business is going well. 2. thoroughly, carefully, or soundly: to shake well before using; listen well. 3. in a …   Universalium

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