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Definition: Well to do
, 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 meaning, according to one's will or wish. See
, v. t., and cf. Wealth
1. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or
If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.
--Gen. iv. 7.
2. Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a
proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully;
Lot . . . beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it
was well watered everywhere. --Gen. xiii.
WE are wellable to overcome it. --Num. xiii.
She looketh well to the ways of her household.
Servant of God, well done! well hast thou fought
The better fight. --Milton.
3. Fully or about; -- used with numbers. [Obs.] “Well a ten
Well nine and twenty in a company. --Chaucer.
4. In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish;
satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently.
“It boded well to you.”
In measure what the mind may well contain. --Milton.
All the world speaks well of you. --Pope.
5. Considerably; not a little; far.
Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age.
Note: Well is sometimes used elliptically for it is well, as
an expression of satisfaction with what has been said
or done, and sometimes it expresses concession, or is
merely expletive; as, well, the work is done; well, let
us go; well, well, be it so.
Note: Well, like above, ill, and so, is used before many
participial adjectives in its usual adverbial senses,
and subject to the same custom with regard to the use
of the hyphen (see the Note under Ill
, adv.); as, a
well-affected supporter; he was well affected toward
the project; a well-trained speaker; he was well
trained in speaking; well-educated, or well educated;
well-dressed, or well dressed; well-appearing;
well-behaved; well-controlled; well-designed;
well-directed; well-formed; well-meant; well-minded;
well-ordered; well-performed; well-pleased;
well-pleasing; well-seasoned; well-steered;
well-tasted; well-told, etc. Such compound epithets
usually have an obvious meaning, and since they may be
formed at will, only a few of this class are given in
. See under As
As well as
, and also; together with; not less than; one as
much as the other; as, a sickness long, as well as severe;
London is the largest city in England, as well as the
, well or good in a moderate degree; so as to
give satisfaction, or so as to require no alteration.
, in good condition; especially, in good condition
as to property or any advantages; thriving; prosperous.
Well to do
, well off; prosperous; -- used also adjectively.
“The class well to do in the world.”
--J. H. Newman.
Well to live
, in easy circumstances; well off; well to do.
, v. i.
1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one's self.
They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . .
the law and commandment. -- 2 Kings
2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they asked him how
he did; how do you do to-day?
3. [Perh. a different word. OE. dugen, dowen, to avail, be of
use, AS. dugan. See Doughty
.] To succeed; to avail; to
answer the purpose; to serve; as, if no better plan can be
found, he will make this do.
You would do well to prefer a bill against all kings
and parliaments since the Conquest; and if that
won't do; challenge the crown. -- Collier.
To do by
. See under By
To do for
(a) To answer for; to serve as; to suit.
(b) To put an end to; to ruin; to baffle completely; as, a
goblet is done for when it is broken. [Colloq.]
Some folks are happy and easy in mind when their
victim is stabbed and done for. --Thackeray.
To do withal
, to help or prevent it. [Obs.] “I could not
To do without
, to get along without; to dispense with.
To have done
, to have made an end or conclusion; to have
finished; to be quit; to desist.
To have done with
, to have completed; to be through with;
to have no further concern with.
Well to do
, in easy circumstances.