well-made [wel-meyd] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-made on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. skillfully built or constructed: a well-made sofa.
  2. strongly built; well-built: sturdy, well-made youngsters.

Origin of well-made Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300 Related Words for well-made durable, dependable, flawless, reliable, solid, sturdy Examples from the Web for well-made Contemporary Examples of well-made

  • He said, “Egg creams are called egg creams because the top of a well-made egg cream looks like whipped egg white.”

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  • Both require a good sense of timing: a well-made drink and a well-delivered insight.

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  • The bridge might be solid and well-made, but if an earthquake causes one or both hills to shake, the bridge is weakened.

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  • Boswell teaches writing at several MFA programs, but his stories are anything but “well-made.”

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  • 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.

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    Charles Garvice

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

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


    Edgar Wallace

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-made well-made adjective (well made when postpositive)

    1. made to a good or high standard
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