Definitions of good

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. with or in a close or intimate relationship; " a good friend"; " my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  5. financially sound; " a good investment"; " a secure investment"
  6. exerting force or influence; " the law is effective immediately"; " a warranty good for two years"; " the law is already in effect ( or in force)"
  7. deserving of esteem and respect; " all respectable companies give guarantees"; " ruined the family's good name"
  8. superior to the average; " in fine spirits"; " a fine student"; " made good grades"; " morale was good"; " had good weather for the parade"
  9. having the normally expected amount; " gives full measure"; " gives good measure"; " a good mile from here"
  10. used of clothing; " my good clothes"; " her Sunday- go- to- meeting clothes"
  11. moral excellence or admirableness; " there is much good to be found in people"
  12. 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"
  13. benefit; " for your own good"; " what's the good of worrying?"
  14. ( 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")
  15. in a complete and thorough manner; " he was soundly defeated"; (` good' is used informally for ` thoroughly' as in" we beat him good")
  16. thorough; " had a good workout"; " gave the house a good cleaning"
  17. feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; " I feel good"
  18. 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
  19. 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"
  20. appealing to the mind; " good music"; " a serious book"
  21. 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"
  22. generally admired; " good taste"
  23. not forged; " a good dollar bill"
  24. 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".
  25. morally admirable
  26. in excellent physical condition; " good teeth"; " I still have one good leg"; " a sound mind in a sound body"
  27. agreeable or pleasing; " we all had a good time"; " good manners"
  28. capable of pleasing; " good looks"
  29. Best.
  30. Goodness.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
  34. 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.
  35. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
  36. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
  37. To make good; to turn to good.
  38. To manure; to improve.
  39. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; - said of persons or actions.
  40. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well- disposed; - often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
  41. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; - followed especially by for.
  42. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; - followed especially by at.
  43. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; - opposed to evil.
  44. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; - opposed to harm, etc.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Excellence; that which is right, not wrong; prosperity; benefit.
  49. An expression of assent or pleasure; as, good! I am glad of it.
  50. Better.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Well! right!.
  54. Having suitable or desirable qualities; virtuous; kind; valid; sound; serviceable.
  55. That which promotes welfare, & c.; prosperity; advantage.
  56. Having excellent, useful, or admirable qualities; excellent; worthy; righteous; virtuous; religious.
  57. Adequate; competent; servicable; ample.
  58. Valid; genuine.
  59. That which is good; advantage; benefit; righteousness; virtue; welfare.
  60. Personal property; chattels.
  61. 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.
  62. As good, as well; with equal advantage.
  63. Well right! For good and all, finally. See Goods.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. The contrary of evil; virtue; righteousness; benefit; advantage.
  67. Well, as in the phrase as good.
  68. A word expressing approbation or admiration.

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
  3. I don't know if it's a good way. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  4. " I shall say what I think will do you good, my dear. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  5. Not much good at it, either.... – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  6. " That sounds good, Doctor. – The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh
  7. The good like you! – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  8. You will know how, all in good time. – Gold Out of Celebes by Aylward Edward Dingle
  9. It was so good of him to come to them. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  10. " Good boy," he said. – The Metal Monster by A. Merritt
  11. They all told me that he was a good- for- nothing. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  12. It will do you a world of good. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  13. Are you going to say good night? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. No; I thought you were a good woman! – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley
  15. Not at all, good sir. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  16. It's good for you. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  17. Said in good time! – Robin Hood by J. Walker McSpadden
  18. Oh, good, so it is! – For the Sake of the School by Angela Brazil
  19. How good of you to think of me!" – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. You are good to talk so to me. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith