Keywords: good, well, fine
As a Verb or Adjective
1. Of a person or thing, to be in a good, happy, stable or healthy condition over an extended period of time.
1. [With a questioning facial expression] used alone to ask: "How have you/things been going?", "How have you been (over a period of time)?", "Has everything/you been alright/okay, since I last saw you?" etc.
2. Used alone in answer to the question/greeting "How are you?" to mean: "I've been well for some time", "Things are going fine", "Everything has been good for some time", "Fine (for some time)", etc.