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good - Dictionary definition and meaning for word good

Definition
(noun) benefit
Example Sentence
  • for your own good
  • what's the good of worrying?

Definition
(noun) moral excellence or admirableness
Synonyms : goodness
Example Sentence
  • there is much good to be found in people

Definition
(noun) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
Synonyms : goodness
Example Sentence
  • weigh the good against the bad
  • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization

Definition
(noun) articles of commerce
Synonyms : commodity , trade good

Definition
(adj) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) having the normally expected amount
Synonyms : full
Example Sentence
  • gives full measure
  • gives good measure
  • a good mile from here

Definition
(adj) morally admirable
Definition
(adj) deserving of esteem and respect
Example Sentence
  • all respectable companies give guarantees
  • ruined the family's good name

Definition
(adj) promoting or enhancing well-being
Synonyms : beneficial
Example Sentence
  • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
  • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
  • the experience was good for her

Definition
(adj) agreeable or pleasing
Example Sentence
  • we all had a good time
  • good manners

Definition
(adj) of moral excellence
Synonyms : just , upright
Example Sentence
  • a genuinely good person
  • a just cause
  • an upright and respectable man

Definition
(adj) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) thorough
Example Sentence
  • had a good workout
  • gave the house a good cleaning

Definition
(adj) with or in a close or intimate relationship
Synonyms : dear , near
Example Sentence
  • a good friend
  • my sisters and brothers are near and dear

Definition
(adj) financially sound
Synonyms : dependable , safe , secure
Example Sentence
  • a good investment
  • a secure investment

Definition
(adj) most suitable or right for a particular purpose
Synonyms : right , ripe
Example Sentence
  • a good time to plant tomatoes
  • the right time to act
  • the time is ripe for great sociological changes

Definition
(adj) resulting favorably
Synonyms : well
Example Sentence
  • it's 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

Definition
(adj) exerting force or influence
Synonyms : effective , in effect , in force
Example Sentence
  • the law is effective immediately
  • a warranty good for two years
  • the law is already in effect (or in force)

Definition
(adj) capable of pleasing
Example Sentence
  • good looks

Definition
(adj) appealing to the mind
Synonyms : serious
Example Sentence
  • good music
  • a serious book

Definition
(adj) in excellent physical condition
Synonyms : sound
Example Sentence
  • good teeth
  • I still have one good leg
  • a sound mind in a sound body

Definition
(adj) tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
Synonyms : salutary
Example Sentence
  • beneficial effects of a balanced diet
  • a good night's sleep
  • the salutary influence of pure air

Definition
(adj) not forged
Synonyms : honest
Example Sentence
  • a good dollar bill

Definition
(adj) not left to spoil
Example Sentence
  • the meat is still good

Definition
(adj) generally admired
Example Sentence
  • good taste

Definition
(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')
Synonyms : well
Example Sentence
  • the children behaved well
  • a task well done
  • the party went well
  • he slept well
  • a well-argued thesis
  • a well-seasoned dish
  • a well-planned party
  • the baby can walk pretty good

Definition
(adv) completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
Synonyms : soundly , thoroughly
Example Sentence
  • he was soundly defeated
  • we beat him good

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