Meaning of well-near in English:

well-near

Pronunciation /ˌwɛlˈnɪə/

adverb

  • Very nearly; = "well-nigh".

    By the late 19th century chiefly English regional, but revived in wider use in the 20th century. Now chiefly modifying adjectives.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Ormulum. From well + near.