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well-found

[wel-found] /ˈwɛlˈfaʊnd/
adjective
1.
well-furnished with supplies, necessaries, etc.:
a well-found ship.
Origin of well-found
1300-1350
1300-50 for earlier sense “welcome”; Middle English
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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
  • The Triton was a well-found, well-officered, and well-manned ship.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Uruguay, more especially its capital, is well-found in the matter of femininity.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • So the passage seems “well-found” and successful by dint of suggestion.

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

  • The great and well-found caravan of 192 men in all trooped westwards in five detachments.

    From Pole to Pole

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

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • 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
  • 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

well-found

adjective (well found when postpositive)
1.
furnished or supplied with all or most necessary things
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