- 1used to express surprise, anger, or relief Well, well—I would never have guessed it! Well, really!What a thing to say! Well, thank goodness that's over!
- 2used to show that you accept that something cannot be changed Well, it can't be helped. “We lost.” “Oh, well. Better luck next time.”
- 3 used to agree to something, rather unwillingly Well, I suppose I could fit you in at 3:45. Oh,very well, then, if you insist.
- 4used when continuing a conversation after a pause Well, as I was saying…
- 5used to say that something is uncertain “Do you want to come?” “Well, I'm not sure.”
- 6used to show that you are waiting for someone to say something Well? Are you going to tell us or not?
- 7used to mark the end of a conversation Well, I'd better be going now.
- 8used when you are pausing to consider your next words I think it happened, well, toward the end of last summer.
- 9used when you want to correct or change something that you have just said There were thousands of people there—well, hundreds, anyway. Idioms
used to express surprise
well I never (did)!(old-fashioned)jump to other results
I agree completely “We must stand up for ourselves.” “Well said, John.”
well said!(informal)jump to other results