Well-off definition

wĕlôf, -ŏf
Well-to-do.
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In fortunate circumstances.
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In a favorable or fortunate condition or circumstance.
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Prosperous; well-to-do.
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Alternative spelling of well off.

He was expecting a large inheritance from a well-off aunt.

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Of a person, being in fortunate circumstances, especially having financial security.

He is very well off as a result of his illegal money-making activities.

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Of any item, in a good position or circumstance.

The house was well off for spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
well-off
Comparative:
better-off
Superlative:
best-off

Origin of well-off

  • off circumstanced probably from the phrase to come well off to emerge from in good circumstances

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition