Acronym for Whole Earth ’Lectronic Link. A conferencing system based in San Francisco, California, that is accessible through the Internet and through dial-up access points in many major cities. The WELL attracts many computer professionals, along with other people who enjoy participating in one of the Internet’s most successful virtual communities. Because of the number of journalists and other prominent people who participate in the WELL, it has substantial influence beyond its own relatively small number of subscribers.
In good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
Wise or advantageous and hence advisable
1. With skill or in a pleasing manner.
2. Thoroughly or completely; fully; often used as a combining form; SYN. thoroughly, completely, entirely.
3. To a suitable or appropriate extent or degree.
4. Favorably; with approval.
5. In a manner affording benefit or advantage; SYN. advantageously.
6. (Often used as a combining form) In a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard; ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well' as in); SYN. good.
7. Indicating high probability; in all likelihood; SYN. easily.
8. Without unusual distress or resentment; with good humor.
9. With prudence or propriety.
10. To a great extent or degree; SYN. considerably, substantially.
11. With great or especially intimate knowledge.
12. Used for emphasis or as an intensifier.
13. In financial comfort; SYN. comfortably.
ETYM Old Eng. welle, AS. wella, wylla, from weallan to well up, surge, boil; akin to Dutch wel a spring or fountain. Related to Well.
1. A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.
2. An abundant source; SYN. wellspring, fountainhead.
3. An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).
4. An enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps.
To come up, as of liquids:; SYN. swell.