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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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[aum]l, Goth. wa['i]la; originally meaning, according to one's will or wish. See Will, v. t., and cf. Wealth.] [1913 Webster] 1. In a good or proper manner; justly; rightly; not ill or wickedly. [1913 Webster] If thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. --Gen. iv. 7. [1913 Webster] 2. Suitably to one's condition, to the occasion, or to a proposed end or use; suitably; abundantly; fully; adequately; thoroughly. [1913 Webster] Lot . . . beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere. --Gen. xiii. 10. [1913 Webster] WE are wellable to overcome it. --Num. xiii. 30. [1913 Webster] She looketh well to the ways of her household. --Prov. xxxi. 27. [1913 Webster] Servant of God, well done! well hast thou fought The better fight. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Fully or about; -- used with numbers. [Obs.] "Well a ten or twelve." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Well nine and twenty in a company. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 4. In such manner as is desirable; so as one could wish; satisfactorily; favorably; advantageously; conveniently. "It boded well to you." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Know In measure what the mind may well contain. --Milton. [1913 Webster] All the world speaks well of you. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. Considerably; not a little; far. [1913 Webster] Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age. --Gen. xviii. 11. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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 the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster] As well. 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 capital. Well enough, well or good in a moderate degree; so as to give satisfaction, or so as to require no alteration. Well off, 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] .
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
as \as\ ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you sow; do as you are bidden. [1913 Webster] His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Note: As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as you please, and so long as you please, or as long as you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as possible. "Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same colors as we do." --Lubbock. As, in a preceding part of a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively to it; as with the people, so with the priest. [1913 Webster] 2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet. [1913 Webster] The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man merely as a king. --Dewey. [1913 Webster] 3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he trembled as he spoke. [1913 Webster] As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Because; since; it being the case that. [1913 Webster] As the population of Scotland had been generally trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently prepared. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [See Synonym under Because.] [1913 Webster] 5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in meaning). [1913 Webster] We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the interest, transient as it may be, which this work has excited. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence, after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall never find thee. --Rowe. [1913 Webster] So as, so that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The relations are so uncertain as they require a great deal of examination. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster] He lies, as he his bliss did know. --Waller. [1913 Webster] 8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations. [1913 Webster] 9. Than. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster] The king was not more forward to bestow favors on them as they free to deal affronts to others their superiors. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] "As have," Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] As . . as. See So . . as, under So. As far as, to the extent or degree. "As far as can be ascertained." --Macaulay. As far forth as, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer. As for, or As to, in regard to; with respect to. As good as, not less than; not falling short of. As good as one's word, faithful to a promise. As if, or As though, of the same kind, or in the same condition or manner, that it would be if. As it were (as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner. As now, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer. As swythe, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer. As well, also; too; besides. --Addison. As well as, equally with, no less than. "I have understanding as well as you." --Job xii. 3. As yet, until now; up to or at the present time; still; now. [1913 Webster]