well

(redirected from well-off)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to well-off: well-to-do

well

the open space in the centre of a law court.

WELL. A hole dug in the earth in order to obtain water.
     2. The owner of the estate has a right to dig in his own ground, at such a distance as is permitted by law, from his neighbor's land; he is not restricted as to the size or depth, and is not liable to any action for rendering the well of his neighbor useless by so doing. Lois des Bat. part. 1, c. 3, sect. 2, art. 2, Sec. 2.

References in periodicals archive ?
rows over to wear girls For pupils, The cost of uniform can be a genuine drain and stress on ever more hard-pressed resources, particularly for the least well-off
(2012-2020) "building a moderately well-off society in all aspects" to "completing the process of building a moderately well-off society in all aspects".
It's no wonder those who are well-off feel confused and concerned about their families in the face of these concerns.
There remains a very real fear that the tripling of fees could see our esteemed universities become virtual no-go areas for young local people from less well-off families.
The council's leaders feel poorer areas -such as Newcastle -are getting an unfair deal compared to well-off parts of the country.
This shows their incompetence and contempt for those who are less well-off." But Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "We chose not to buy this particular information because of concerns about the smal l Scott ish sample sizes involved."
According to the World Bank, a country or region should be recognized as moderately well-off when its per capita GDP exceeds
Surely, it is those people that this aid should be going to, rather than a blanket payment that embraces many who may well be less well-off, thanks to inflation, but who can still manage quite comfortably.
Charitable giving would rise nearly 15 percent if affluent income tax filers in the majority of states donated as high a proportion of their asset wealth to charity as do well-off filers in the most generous five states, concludes a six-year study by NewTithing Group, a philanthropic research organization.
THE PERCENTAGE of American children who receive childhood vaccinations is dropping, and educated, well-off parents are leading the retreat.
RESEARCHERS HAVE NOW EXAMINED RACE, socioeconomic status and patient survival in 20 breast cancer studies and found that Black women are 19 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women regardless of how well-off or poor the women were.
The money should rather go to a total, integrated transport solution that would benefit the less well-off.