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[wel-found] /ˈwɛlˈfaʊnd/
well-furnished with supplies, necessaries, etc.:
a well-found ship.
Origin of well-found
1300-50 for earlier sense “welcome”; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Finally, there is all that is needed in every well-found vessel which is 'fit to go foreign.'

    All Afloat William Wood
  • By this time his vessels had become strained, so that well-found merchant ships had less difficulty in escaping them.

  • He would reduce the well-found, well-equipped and speedy vessel to the level of the most lumbering tub in the human fleet.

  • None could fail to admit that who visited the French ship, for what had been a well-found, trim vessel was now a shambles.

    With Wellington in Spain F. S. Brereton
  • So the passage seems “well-found” and successful by dint of suggestion.

  • Altogether, a trim, well-found yacht which might have voyaged round the world without mishap.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • Doubtless they had always, somewhere, a well-found normal yacht containing their supplies.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang
  • And that reminds me of another question—is it well-found, well-manned, and a good rapid ship to make the voyage?

    Springhaven R. D. Blackmore
  • The old and well-found packets of former days, until superseded by steamers.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • After a well-manned and well-found whaler should have kept the sea for an entire season, the success might be determined.

British Dictionary definitions for well-found


adjective (well found when postpositive)
furnished or supplied with all or most necessary things
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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