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[wel-meyd] /ˈwɛlˈmeɪd/
skillfully built or constructed:
a well-made sofa.
strongly built; well-built:
sturdy, well-made youngsters.
Origin of well-made
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The application of a well-made flaxseed poultice, which should be neither too heavy nor too hot, is to be regarded as invaluable.

  • He is rather tall, well-made, good-looking for a native, and talkative.

    Bones Edgar Wallace
  • He was a well-made, active-looking man, with great arms and shoulders.

    Jim Davis John Masefield
  • They are of a dark copper colour, are of middle size, well-made, and slender.

    The Island Home Richard Archer
  • I found firmly fixed to the ground by means of stout wooden pegs half a dozen well-made wooden rails.

  • He looked slim and soldierly in his well-made evening clothes.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for well-made


adjective (well made when postpositive)
made to a good or high standard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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