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I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. healthy, robust, strong, hale, hearty, in good health. —adv. rightly, properly; thoroughly, skillfully, accurately; amply, sufficiently, fully, adequately; favorably, worthily; very much; quite, considerable; easily, handily. See health, sufficiency, skill. —n. fount, font, wellspring, wellhead, reservoir, spring; source, origin; hole, pit, shaft. See water, concavity. —v. i. issue, gush, brim, flow, jet, rise. See egress.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [In good health]
Syn. fine, sound, fit, trim, healthy, robust, strong, hearty, high-spirited, vigorous, hardy, hale, blooming, fresh, flourishing, rosy-cheeked, whole, in fine fettle, hunky-dory*, corking*, great*, fit as a fiddle*, chipper*.
Ant. sick*, ill, infirm.
2. [Satisfactorily]
Syn. up to the mark, suitably, adequately, commendable, excellently, thoroughly, admirably, splendidly, favorably, famously, rightly, properly, expertly, strongly, irreproachably, ably, capably, soundly, competently.
Ant. badly*, poorly, unsatisfactorily.
3. [Sufficiently]
Syn. abundantly, adequately, completely, fully, quite, entirely, considerably, wholly, plentifully, luxuriantly, extremely.
Ant. hardly*, insufficiently, barely.
as well,
Syn. in addition, additionally, along with; see also , including .
as well as,
4. alike, as much as, as high as, as good as; see equally .
5. together with, along with, plus; see also , including .
n.
1. [A source of water]
Syn. spring, fountain, font, spout, geyser, wellspring, mouth, artesian well, reservoir, cenote.
2. [A shaft sunk into the earth]
Syn. pit, hole, depression, chasm, abyss, oil well, gas well, water well, gusher*.
3. [Any source]
Syn. beginning, derivation, fount, fountainhead; see origin 3 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
spring, wellspring, reservoir, shaft, chasm, pit, hole, fountain, water hole.
II
a.
1. healthy fit, in good shape, strong, fine, hearty, vigorous, sound, in fine fettle, *fit as a fiddle, hale.
2. good fortunate, happy, lucky, proper, right.
ANT.: 1. unwell, sickly, in failing health. 2. bad, unlucky, unfortunate
III
adv.
1. satisfactorily successfully, adequately, happily, nicely, splendidly, famously, capably, ably, in fine fashion.
2. thoroughly sufficiently, completely, properly, right, correctly, adequately, carefully, conscientiously, competently.
ANT.: 1. unsatisfactorily, poorly, badly. 2. insufficiently, poorly
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To come forth or emit in abundance: flow, gush, pour, run, rush, stream, surge. See MOVE. II adjective 1. Having good health: fit1, hale, healthful, healthy, hearty, right, sound2, whole, wholesome. Idioms: fit as a fiddle, hale and hearty, in fine fettle. See HEALTH. 2. Worth doing, especially for practical reasons: advisable, expedient, recommendable. See WISE.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A point of origination: beginning, derivation, fount, fountain, fountainhead, mother, origin, parent, provenance, provenience, root1, root-stock, source, spring. See START.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adverb 1. To the fullest extent: absolutely, all, altogether, completely, dead, entirely, flat, fully, just, perfectly, quite, thoroughly, totally, utterly, wholly. Informal: clean, clear. Idioms: in to to, through and through. See BIG, LIMITED. 2. To a considerable extent: considerably, far, much, quite. Idioms: by a long shot (or way), by a wide margin, by far. See BIG.

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