Origin of well-found

1300–50 for earlier sense “welcome”; Middle English
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Examples from the Web for well-found

Historical Examples of well-found

  • 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.

  • Uruguay, more especially its capital, is well-found in the matter of femininity.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for well-found


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