well done

well done
well done ADJECTIVE 1) carried out successfully or satisfactorily. 2) (of food) thoroughly cooked.
EXCLAMATION used to express congratulation or approval.

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  • well-done — adj meat that is well done has been cooked thoroughly →well done! at ↑well1 (12) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • well-done — c.1200, wise, prudent, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + p.p. of DO (Cf. do). Meaning thoroughly cooked, in reference to meat, is attested from 1747. Well done! as an exclamation of approval is recorded from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • well-done — adjective well done meat is meat that has been completely cooked ─ compare RARE 2 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well done — index professional (stellar) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well-done — index meritorious, right (suitable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • well done — well done, Robbie, your voice has never been better Syn: congratulations, bravo, right on, congrats, my compliments, good work, three cheers, felicitations …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • well-done — well′ done′ adj. 1) performed accurately and diligently; executed with skill and efficiency 2) coo (of meat) thoroughly cooked, esp. until all redness is gone • Etymology: 1150–1200 …   From formal English to slang

  • well-done — [wel′dun′] adj. 1. performed with skill and efficiency 2. thoroughly cooked: said esp. of meat …   English World dictionary

  • well done — 1) CONVENTION (feelings) You say Well done to indicate that you are pleased that someone has done something good. Well done, said Claud in admiration... Daddy! I came second in history Well done, sweetheart! Syn: Congratulations 2) ADJ GRADED If… …   English dictionary

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