well of knowledge meaning, well of knowledge definition | English Cobuild dictionary



[1]     (DISCOURSE USES)  
Well is used mainly in spoken English., Please look at category 13 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.     
1       adv   You say well to indicate that you are about to say something.  
ADV cl  
Well, I don't like the look of that.     
2       adv   You say well to indicate that you intend or want to carry on speaking.  
ADV cl  
The trouble with City is that they do not have enough quality players. Well, that can easily be rectified.     
3       adv   You say well to indicate that you are changing the topic, and are either going back to something that was being discussed earlier or are going on to something new.  
ADV cl   (=anyway, so)  
Well, let's press on.     
4       adv   You say well to indicate that you have reached the end of a conversation.  
ADV cl  
`I'm sure you will be an asset,' she finally added. `Well, I see it's just about time for lunch.'...     
5       adv   You say well to make a suggestion, criticism, or correction seem less definite or rude.  
ADV cl  
Well, maybe it would be easier to start with a smaller problem..., Well, let's wait and see...     
6       adv   You say well just before or after you pause, especially to give yourself time to think about what you are going to say.  
ADV cl  
Look, I'm really sorry I woke you, and, well, I just wanted to tell you I was all right.     
7       adv   You say well when you are correcting something that you have just said.  
ADV cl/group  
The comet is going to come back in 2061 and we are all going to be able to see it. Well, our offspring are, anyway...     
8       adv   You say well to express your doubt about something that someone has said.  
ADV cl     (feelings)    `But finance is far more serious.'<emdash>`Well I don't know really.'     
9       exclam   You say well to express your surprise or anger at something that someone has just said or done.,   (feelings)    Well, honestly! They're like an old married couple at times.     
10       convention   You say well to indicate that you are waiting for someone to say something and often to express your irritation with them.,   (feelings)    (=so)  
`Well?' asked Barry, `what does it tell us?'..., `Well, why don't you ask me?' he said finally.     
11       convention   You use well to indicate that you are amused by something you have heard or seen, and often to introduce a comment on it.,   (feelings)    Well, well, well, look at you. Ethel, look at this little fat girl...     
12    You say oh well to indicate that you accept a situation or that someone else should accept it, even though you or they are not very happy about it, because it is not too bad and cannot be changed.  
oh well      convention  
Oh well, it could be worse..., `I called her and she said no.'<emdash>`Oh well.'     
    very well  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
expression used when nothing is going well
the part of philosophy that deals with knowledge
a feeling of happiness, satisfaction, well-being
E.g: Nothing compares to the warm fuzzies you get when seeing again your old friends.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
someone looking very well in the outfit he/she is wearing
[Slang] E.g.: You are a shape in a drape in this dress
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
SEO solution in such a way that the search engines will crawl your website and ranked it well on the top position. SEO is the process of improving the search and quality of visitors to your website for targeted keywords.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
the method of using knowledge or information in order to understand something
Deduction in reading is a very important strategy because usually there are many words that you don't know, but can still be guessed with the prior knowledge you have.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
work and operations made in drilling for maintaining petroleum or Gas wells effective


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