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
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Related Words for well-made

durable, dependable, flawless, reliable, solid, sturdy

Examples from the Web for well-made

Contemporary Examples of well-made

Historical Examples of well-made

  • And Joe had lost an arm—he—that well-made, handsome, gallant fellow!

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • Mix together, and moisten with a well-made mayonnaise dressing.


    Sarah Tyson Heston Rorer

  • The latter was a gentleman in a well-made riding suit of cords.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills

    Charles Garvice

  • It was the body of a tall, well-made man, about forty years of age.

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


    Edgar Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for well-made


adjective (well made when postpositive)

made to a good or high standard
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