[ wel-bee-ing ]
/ ˈwɛlˈbi ɪŋ /


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.

Nearby words

  1. well-attended,
  2. well-attested,
  3. well-aware,
  4. well-balanced,
  5. well-behaved,
  6. well-beloved,
  7. well-blessed,
  8. well-born,
  9. well-bred,
  10. well-built

Origin of well-being

First recorded in 1605–15

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Word Origin and History for well-being



1610s, from well (adv.) + gerundive of be.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper