good  

  • Definition of good

    • (n): moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"  
    • (n): 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"  
    • (n): benefit; "for your own good"; "what''s the good of worrying?"  
    • (s): 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"  
    • (s): having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"  
    • (a): having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature"  
    • (s): with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"  
    • (s): thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"  
    • (s): generally admired; "good taste"  
    • (s): exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"  
    • (s): 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"  
    • (s): not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"  
    • (s): not forged; "a good dollar bill"  
    • (a): 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 p  
    • (a): morally admirable  
    • (s): 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"  
    • (s): in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"  
    • (s): appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book"  
    • (s): agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"  
    • (s): 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"  
    • (s): capable of pleasing; "good looks"  
    • (s): deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family''s good name"  
    • (s): 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  
    • (s): 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 b  
    • (s): financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"  
    • (s): superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade"  
    • (r): (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-ar  
    • (r): in a complete and thorough manner (`good'' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly''); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"  

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