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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. 2017.
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  • That's all very well to say, living in a fine house, as you are, dry and warm and well-fed.

    If Lord Dunsany [Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron]
  • The door was speedily opened, and a stout, well-fed negro appeared.

    The Missing Ship W. H. G. Kingston
  • No: we were a hopelessly mediocre, well-fed, satisfied, and characteristically Quakerish lot.

    Plum Pudding Christopher Morley
  • The well-fed and well-rested dogs were harnessed to the sledge.

    The Field of Ice Jules Verne
  • It was a heroic fight, that of this poor famine-pinched, undisciplined mob against the well-fed, well-clothed veterans of France.

  • (With some starvation, the records say,) Our well-fed Independence!

    Farm Ballads Will Carleton
  • This is important, as a well-fed pike should be of some considerable depth, and not a lanky monster like a snake.

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • What a feast the sharks must have had on his oily, well-fed carcass!

    Captain Brand of the "Centipede" H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
British Dictionary definitions for well-fed


adjective (well fed when postpositive)
having a nutritious diet; well nourished
plump; fat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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