well-made [wel-meyd] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for well-made on Thesaurus.com adjective
- 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 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.”
February 16, 2014
Both require a good sense of timing: a well-made drink and a well-delivered insight.
Samuel P. Jacobs
November 23, 2010
The bridge might be solid and well-made, but if an earthquake causes one or both hills to shake, the bridge is weakened.
May 19, 2010
Boswell teaches writing at several MFA programs, but his stories are anything but “well-made.”
May 12, 2009
Historical Examples of well-made
And Joe had lost an arm—he—that well-made, handsome, gallant fellow!
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.
It was the body of a tall, well-made man, about forty years of age.
Arthur Conan Doyle
He is rather tall, well-made, good-looking for a native, and talkative.
British Dictionary definitions for well-made well-made adjective (well made when postpositive)
- made to a good or high standard