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interjection British English pronunciation: well /wel/
 
  1. 1
    used for introducing a statement, especially one that you make as a reply

    Well, I agree with you about that.

    Well, I haven't seen you for a long time.

    1. b.
      used for replying to someone when they are expecting you to say 'yes', but the answer is 'no'

      'So you told him what you thought of his idea, then?' 'Well, not exactly.'

  2. 2
    used for asking a question or for asking for an explanation

    Well, what did they say?

    Well, who's responsible for this mess?

  3. 4
    used for expressing a feeling such as doubt, surprise, or anger

    Well, they have a nerve!

    Well, I don't know about that.

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