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[wel-fed] /ˈwɛlˈfɛd/
fat; plump.
Origin of well-fed
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The well-fed and well-rested dogs were harnessed to the sledge.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • (With some starvation, the records say,) Our well-fed Independence!

    Farm Ballads Will Carleton
  • The well-fed Gaskin, who formed one of the group, made a bob.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • On their right and left pressed the men, an athletic, hearty, well-fed gang.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • What a feast the sharks must have had on his oily, well-fed carcass!

    Captain Brand of the "Centipede"

    H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
  • He was a fat, well-fed bull with a big, round, soft side on him.

    'Charge It' Irving Bacheller
  • At all events, it was habitual with this well-fed philosopher.


    Henry Seton Merriman
  • How plump and well-fed and hardy they looked, and how alert and suspicious they were!

British Dictionary definitions for well-fed


adjective (well fed when postpositive)
having a nutritious diet; well nourished
plump; fat
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