American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor: a good experience; good news from the hospital.
- adj. Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing: a good exterior paint; a good joke.
- adj. Serving the desired purpose or end; suitable: Is this a good dress for the party?
- adj. Not spoiled or ruined: The milk is still good.
- adj. In excellent condition; sound: a good tooth.
- adj. Superior to the average; satisfactory: a good student.
- adj. Used formerly to refer to the U.S. Government grade of meat higher than standard and lower than choice.
- adj. Of high quality: good books.
- adj. Discriminating: good taste.
- adj. Worthy of respect; honorable: ruined the family's good name.
- adj. Attractive; handsome: good looks.
- adj. Beneficial to health; salutary: a good night's rest.
- adj. Competent; skilled: a good machinist.
- adj. Complete; thorough: a good workout.
- adj. Reliable; sure: a good investment.
- adj. Valid or true: a good reason.
- adj. Genuine; real: a good dollar bill.
- adj. In effect; operative: a warranty good for two years; a driver's license that is still good.
- adj. Able to continue in a specified activity: I'm good for another round of golf.
- adj. Able to pay or contribute: Is she good for the money that you lent her?
- adj. Able to elicit a specified reaction: He is always good for a laugh.
- adj. Ample; substantial: a good income.
- adj. Bountiful: a good table.
- adj. Full: It is a good mile from here.
- adj. Pleasant; enjoyable: had a good time at the party.
- adj. Propitious; favorable: good weather; a good omen.
- adj. Of moral excellence; upright: a good person.
- adj. Benevolent; kind: a good soul; a good heart.
- adj. Loyal; staunch: a good Republican.
- adj. Well-behaved; obedient: a good child.
- adj. Socially correct; proper: good manners.
- adj. Sports Landing within bounds or within a particular area of a court and therefore in play: The first serve was wide, but the second was good.
- adj. Sports Passing between the uprights of the goal and therefore scoring, as a field goal in football.
- adj. Used to form exclamatory phrases expressing surprise or dismay: Good heavens! Good grief!
- n. Something that is good.
- n. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
- n. Welfare; benefit: for the common good.
- n. Goodness; virtue: There is much good to be found in people.
- n. Commodities; wares: frozen goods.
- n. Portable personal property.
- n. Fabric; material.
- n. Slang Incriminating information or evidence: tried to get the goods on the crook.
- adv. Informal Well.
- idiom. as good as Practically; nearly: as good as new.
- idiom. but good Informal Used as an intensive: The pipe started to leak but good.
- idiom. for good Permanently; forever: I'm moving to Europe for good.
- idiom. good and Informal Very; thoroughly: I'll do it when I'm good and ready.
- idiom. no good Informal Worthless.
- idiom. no good Informal Futile; useless: It's no good arguing with them.
- idiom. to the good For the best; advantageous.
- idiom. to the good In an advantageous financial position: ended up to the good.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving as a means to a desired end or a purpose; suited to need or requirement; fit; suitable; serviceable; advantageous; beneficial; profitable.
- Satisfactory in kind, quantity, quality, or degree Of a kind to give satisfaction or pleasure; possessing valuable or desirable qualities; gratifying to the mind or the senses: as, a good book; good looks; good food; to have a good time; a good deliverance.
- Adequate; sufficient; without shortcoming or defect; thorough: as, to give good security; to take good heed.
- Suitable in state or condition; sufficient in character or capacity; competent; qualified; fit: as, he is good, or his credit is good, for the sum required; a horse good for five years' service.
- Of full measure or amount; reckoned to the utmost limit; without abatement; full; complete: as, a good bushel; it is a good day's journey from here.
- Considerable; more than a little; rather large, great, long, or the like: as, a good way off; a good deal.
- Not a counterfeit or imitation; real; genuine; hence, actual; serious: as, a good dollar; in good earnest.
- Competent; skilful; dexterous; handy; clever; apt: as, a good lawyer; a good workman; a good oarsman; to be good at riming.
- Possessing or characterized by moral excellence; free from evil or wickedness; virtuous; righteous; pure: applied to persons, or to their nature, conduct, thoughts, etc.: as, a good man; good conduct; good thoughts.
- Kind; friendly; gracious; hence, humane; merciful; benevolent; as, a good old soul; to do one a good turn; good nature.
- Fair; untarnished; honorable; becoming a virtuous person; as, a good nature.
- Worthy: used in complimentary speech or address, as in good sir, good madam, my good man, etc.
- Practically the same as; on the verge of being or becoming, or in an equivalent state to being.
- In effect; by clear implication: practically: as, he as good as promised it to me.
- Considerable rapidity: used elliptically as an adverb.
- To confirm or establish; prove; verify: as, to make good a charge or an accusation.
- To provide or supply; make up: as, I will make good what is wanting.
- To supply an equivalent for; make up for: as, if you suffer loss, I will make it good to you.
- To maintain; defend; preserve intact.
- To carry into effect; succeed in making; or effecting; as, to make good a retreat.
- n. That which is desirable, or is an object of desire.
- n. That which has worth or desirable qualities, and is or may be made advantageous or beneficial; whatever is adapted and conduces to happiness, advantage, benefit, or profit; that which contributes to pleasure, or is a source of satisfaction; a good thing, state, or condition.
- n. Advantage: benefit; profit; satisfaction: opposed to evil, harm, etc.: as, it does me good to hear you laugh; it will do no good; hence, welfare; well-being; advancement of interest or happiness: as, to labor for the common good.
- n. A personal possession; a thing, or things collectively, belonging to one.
- n. plural Movable effects or personal chattels; articles of portable property, as distinguished from money, lands, buildings, ships, rights in action, etc.: as, household goods.
- n. Specifically plural Articles of trade; commodities; wares; merchandise.
- n. A piece of dry-goods; a textile fabric; cloth of any kind: as, will these goods (that is, this piece of goods) wash ?
- n. A full ending or conclusion; a closing act; a finality: only in the phrase for good, or for good and all.
- That is good: an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
- To make good.
- To manure.
- adv. nonstandard Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.
- v. transitive, Scotland To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.
- n. uncountable The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
- n. countable A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
- n. uncountable The abstract instantiation of something qualified by the adjective
- n. countable, usually in plural An item of merchandise.
- v. intransitive To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
- v. transitive To make good; turn to good; improve.
- v. intransitive To make improvements or repairs.
- v. intransitive To benefit; gain.
- v. transitive To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
- v. transitive To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
- v. reflexive To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
- adj. Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
- adj. Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
- adj. Of food, edible; not stale or rotten.
- adj. Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste.
- adj. Of food, being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements.
- adj. Healthful.
- adj. Pleasant; enjoyable.
- adj. Of people, competent or talented.
- adj. Effective.
- adj. Favourable.
- adj. Beneficial; worthwhile.
- adj. colloquial With "and", extremely.
- adj. especially when capitalized Holy.
- adj. Reasonable in amount.
- adj. Large in amount or size.
- adj. Entire.
- interj. That is good: an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. 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.
- adj. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
- adj. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
toor toward, also formerly by unto.
- adj. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by
- adj. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by
- adj. 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.
- adj. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases
in good earnest; in good sooth.
- adj. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases
a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good shareor part, etc.
- adj. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
- adj. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases
a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
- n. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to
- n. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to
- n. 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.
- adv. Well, -- especially in the phrase
as good, with a following asexpressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
- v. obsolete To make good; to turn to good.
- v. obsolete To mature; to improve.
- adj. capable of pleasing
- adj. generally admired
- adj. with or in a close or intimate relationship
- adj. morally admirable
- adj. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
- adj. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
- n. moral excellence or admirableness
- adj. not left to spoil
- n. articles of commerce
- adj. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
- adj. financially sound
- adj. in excellent physical condition
- adj. thorough.
- adj. having the normally expected amount
- adj. agreeable or pleasing
- n. that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
- adv. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
- adj. not forged
- adj. exerting force or influence
- adj. having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
- adv. (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')
- adj. deserving of esteem and respect
- adj. promoting or enhancing well-being
- adj. resulting favorably
- n. benefit.
- adj. of moral excellence
- adj. appealing to the mind
- From Middle English good, from Old English gōd ("good, virtuous, desirable, favorable, salutary, pleasant, valid, efficient, suitable, considerable, sufficiently great"), from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz (“good”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (“to unite, be associated, suit”). Cognate with Scots guid ("good"), West Frisian goed ("good"), Dutch goed ("good"), Low German god ("good"), German gut ("good"), Danish and Swedish god ("good"), Icelandic góður ("good"), Lithuanian guõdas ("honor"), Albanian dial. hut ("good, fit, appropriate"), Old Church Slavonic годъ (godŭ, "pleasing time") and годенъ (godenŭ, "fitting, suitable"), Sanskrit गद्य (gádhya, "fitting, suitable"). Related to gather. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English gōd; see ghedh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I could be assured just seeing his logo that the editors thought the book was good enough to shuck out the bucks for *good* cover art, at least.”
“I think he may have taken it as me suggesting that our program wasn't good enough, and by extension that I thought I was *too good*, which wasn't the case at all- I simply wanted my undergrads to have the chance to work with different people, and perhaps to work with MA programs better known to the doctoral programs they'd next apply to.”
“Anyway, I said, “Maddux is a good guy…..good luck”.”
“I'm generally not good at remembering that I like things that are *good*.”
“October 12, 2008 at 11:20 pm i love their quilts! getting the back right while quilting is hard to do. i am sure that after some love, washings, shrinking, and dragging that the puckers will just fade away. good luck on the next one. even though i have a lot of mistakes in my first quilt, i still love to look at it. welcome to a whole new world my friend…..good luck”
“Kant's analysis of commonsense ideas begins with the thought that the only thing good without qualification is a ˜good will™.”
“˜God is good to us™ understanding of God's goodness is ruled out on this approach: for the notion of ˜good to us™ is a normative notion.”
“VERY IMPORTANT: In order for us to have a good Congress, it is terribly important to help to keep the * good* people in office.”
“# Isabelon 12 May 2009 at 2:11 am good good this post deserves a reply : :P ”
“You tend to be more critical in your reviews than I am, and I mean that in a good way as you give really thorough reviews, so I was suprised to see that most of your books fell into the good+ categories.”
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