- a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare: to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.
Origin of well-being
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for well-being
The health, happiness and well-being of men, children and women improve.How Good Dads Can Change the World
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My exes were more concerned with my well-being because of everything I was going through.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All
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You know things have gotten bad when TMZ is afraid for your well-being.Amanda Bynes Has a ‘Microchip’ in Her Brain. Why Are We Fascinated By This?
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Businesses have a significant influence on the lives of their employees and the well-being of communities they operate within.How Your Company Can End Violence Against Girls
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There are yogis who actually meditate, pray, and are deeply concerned with the survival and well-being of our planet.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
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Guide them, I beseech you, for the sake of your own glory and their well-being.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
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And which among the components of happiness and well-being can possibly be questionable?The Memorabilia
She saw the meanness underlying his pretended solicitation for her well-being.The Golden Woman
Little by little Charles-Norton sank into a profundity of well-being.The Trimming of Goosie
She would die before she would imperil the well-being of her home.
Word Origin and History for well-being
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper