1.Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
- Gen. i. 31.
Good company, good wine, good welcome.
- Shak.
2.Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; - said of persons or actions.
In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.
- Tit. ii. 7.
3.Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; - often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
The men were very good unto us.
- 1 Sam. xxv. 15.
4.Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; - followed especially by for.
5.Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; - followed especially by at.
He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
- Shak.
6.Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
My reasons are both good and weighty.
- Shak.
My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
- Shak.
7.Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
Love no man in good earnest.
- Shak.
8.Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
9.Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
10.Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
A good name is better than precious ointment
- Eccl. vii. 1.
As good as
See under As.
For good
completely and finally; fully; truly.
Of no power to make his wishes good.
- Shak.
I . . . would by combat make her good.
- Shak.
If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear.
- Zech. xi. 12.
n.1.That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; - opposed to evil.
There be many that say, Who will show us any good ?
- Ps. iv. 6.
2.Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; - opposed to harm, etc.
3.Wares; commodities; chattels; - formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
He hath made us spend much good.
- Chaucer.
Dress goods
See in the Vocabulary.
Goods engine
a freight locomotive.
Goods train
a freight train.
Goods wagon
a freight car [Eng.] See the Note under Car, n., 2.
adv.1.Well, - especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.
- Milton.
As good as
in effect; virtually; the same as.
v. t.1.To make good; to turn to good.
2.To manure; to improve.
Noun1.good - benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
2.good - moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
Synonyms: goodness
evilness, evil - the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; "attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"
3.good - that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
Synonyms: goodness
bad, badness - that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
Adj.1.good - having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
2.good - having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"
Synonyms: full
3.good - morally admirable
evil, wicked - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
4.good - deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
5.good - promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her"
Synonyms: beneficial
6.good - superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade"
Synonyms: fine
7.good - agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"
8.good - of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
Synonyms: virtuous, upright, just
9.good - having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching"
10.good - thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"
11.good - with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Synonyms: dear, near
12.good - having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature"
Synonyms: benevolent
13.good - financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
Synonyms: dependable, safe, secure
14.good - most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes"
Synonyms: ripe, right
15.good - resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well"
Synonyms: well
16.good - exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
17.good - feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good"
18.good - capable of pleasing; "good looks"
19.good - appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"
Synonyms: serious
20.good - in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
Synonyms: sound
21.good - tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air"
Synonyms: salutary, beneficial
22.good - not forged; "a good dollar bill"
23.good - not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"
Synonyms: unspoiled, unspoilt
24.good - generally admired; "good taste"
Adv.1.good - (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"
Synonyms: well
2.good - in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"
Synonyms: thoroughly, soundly
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Translate Good to Spanish, Translate Good to German, Translate Good to French
Gonorhynchus gonorhynchus
goober pea
-- Good --
good afternoon
good and
Good and lawful men
good authority
Good behaviour
Good Book
Good breeding
good condition
Good consideration
good continuation
good day
good deal
good egg
good enough
good example
good faith
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