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Definitions of good

  1. To make good; to turn to good. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To manure; to improve. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; - said of persons or actions. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; - often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; - followed especially by for. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; - followed especially by at. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Personal property; chattels. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; - opposed to evil. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; - opposed to harm, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Excellence; that which is right, not wrong; prosperity; benefit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. That which promotes happiness, success, etc.:-opposed to EVIL: prosperity: welfare: advantage, temporal or spiritual: moral qualities: virtue: (B.) possessions:-pl. household furniture: movable property: merchandise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. That which promotes welfare, &c.; prosperity; advantage. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. That which is good; advantage; benefit; righteousness; virtue; welfare. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. That which contributes to diminish pain, or to increase happiness or prosperity; advantage; welfare; prosperity; spiritual advantage or improvement; earnestness; moral qualities; virtue; richness; abundance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. The contrary of evil; virtue; righteousness; benefit; advantage. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. An expression of assent or pleasure; as, good! I am glad of it. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. Well right! For good and all, finally. See Goods. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. A word expressing approbation or admiration. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Better. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard; "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well' as in"the baby can walk pretty good") Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. in a complete and thorough manner; "he was soundly defeated"; (`good' is used informally for `thoroughly' as in"we beat him good") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. As good, as well; with equal advantage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. Well, as in the phrase as good. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  34. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  37. exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. used of clothing; "my good clothes"; "her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  46. appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  47. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. generally admired; "good taste" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  49. not forged; "a good dollar bill" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. 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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. morally admirable Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. capable of pleasing; "good looks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. Having excellent qualities; adapted to any particular work or use; as, fish are good for food; pious; moral; kind; favorable; beneficial; as, good counsel; cheerful as, good spirits; gracious and pleasing; as, good manners; undamaged; as, the dress was old, but still good; honest or genuine; as, good coin. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. Having qualities, whether physical or moral, desirable or suitable to the end proposed: promoting success, welfare, or happiness: virtuous: pious: kind: benevolent: proper: fit: competent: sufficient: valid: sound: serviceable: beneficial: real: serious, as in good earnest: not small, considerable, as in good deal: full, complete, as measure: unblemished, honorable, as in good name:-comp. BETTER; superl. BEST. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. Well! right!. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. Having suitable or desirable qualities; virtuous; kind; valid; sound; serviceable. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. Having excellent, useful, or admirable qualities; excellent; worthy; righteous; virtuous; religious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Adequate; competent; servicable; ample. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. Valid; genuine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Valid; sufficiently perfect in its kind; having the qualities, physical or moral, best adapted to its design and use; virtuous; pious; proper; fit; seasonable; expedient; sound; wholesome; palatable; salutary; beneficial; full; useful; competent; convenient; able; skilful; kind; benevolent; faithful; pleasant; honourable; unblemished; cheerful; considerable; polite; serious; companionable; brave; well-formed; mild; not irritable; friendly. Good advice, wise and prudent counsel. Good heed, great care; due caution. In good sooth, in good truth. To make good, to perform; to fulfil; to confirm or establish; to supply deficiency; to indemnify; to carry into effect. To stand good, to be firm or valid. To think good, to see good, to be pleased or satisfied. As good as, equally; no better than; the same as. As good as his word, equalling in fulfilment what was promised. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  63. The opposite of bad; pious; sound; undamaged; proper or fit; considerable; having sufficient; pleasant to the taste; unblemished; kind; favourable; clever; real-as, he is in good earnest; in the sense of wishing well-as, good-day, and good-bye. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for good

  1. Good for you, Kitsie! – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  2. " That's to the good – A Hero of Liége by Herbert Strang
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