Definition of Good

1. Noun. Benefit. "What's the good of worrying?"

Generic synonyms: Advantage, Vantage
Specialized synonyms: Common Good, Commonweal

2. Adjective. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified. "A good dress for the office"

3. Adverb. (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 baby can walk pretty good"
Exact synonyms: Well
Language type: Combining Form
Antonyms: Ill

4. Noun. Moral excellence or admirableness. "There is much good to be found in people"

5. Adjective. Having the normally expected amount. "A good mile from here"
Exact synonyms: Full
Similar to: Ample

6. Adverb. Completely and absolutely ('good' is sometimes used informally for 'thoroughly'). "We beat him good"
Exact synonyms: Soundly, Thoroughly
Language type: Colloquialism
Partainyms: Sound, Thorough

7. Noun. That which is pleasing or valuable or useful. "Among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
Exact synonyms: Goodness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Worthiness, Desirability, Desirableness, Benefit, Welfare, Better, Better, Optimum, Soundness, Wisdom, Wiseness
Antonyms: Bad, Badness

8. Adjective. Morally admirable.

9. Noun. Articles of commerce.

10. Adjective. Deserving of esteem and respect. "Ruined the family's good name"
Exact synonyms: Estimable, Honorable, Respectable
Similar to: Reputable
Derivative terms: Goodness, Honor, Honorableness, Respectability

11. Adjective. Promoting or enhancing well-being. "The experience was good for her"
Exact synonyms: Beneficial
Similar to: Advantageous
Derivative terms: Benefit, Goodness

12. Adjective. Agreeable or pleasing. "Good manners"
Similar to: Nice

13. Adjective. Of moral excellence. "An upright and respectable man"
Exact synonyms: Just, Upright
Similar to: Righteous
Derivative terms: Goodness, Justness, Uprightness

14. Adjective. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude. "The effect was achieved by skillful retouching"

15. Adjective. Thorough. "Gave the house a good cleaning"
Similar to: Complete

16. Adjective. With or in a close or intimate relationship. "My sisters and brothers are near and dear"
Exact synonyms: Dear, Near
Similar to: Close

17. Adjective. Financially sound. "A secure investment"
Exact synonyms: Dependable, Safe, Secure
Similar to: Sound
Derivative terms: Dependableness, Safeness, Security

18. Adjective. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose. "The time is ripe for great sociological changes"
Exact synonyms: Right, Ripe
Similar to: Opportune
Derivative terms: Goodness

19. Adjective. Resulting favorably. "All's well that ends well"
Exact synonyms: Well
Similar to: Fortunate

20. Adjective. Exerting force or influence. "The law is already in effect (or in force)"
Exact synonyms: Effective, In Effect, In Force
Similar to: Operative

21. Adjective. Capable of pleasing. "Good looks"
Similar to: Pleasing

22. Adjective. Appealing to the mind. "A serious book"
Exact synonyms: Serious
Similar to: Intellectual
Derivative terms: Goodness

23. Adjective. In excellent physical condition. "A sound mind in a sound body"
Exact synonyms: Sound
Similar to: Healthy
Derivative terms: Soundness

24. Adjective. Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health. "The salutary influence of pure air"
Exact synonyms: Salutary
Similar to: Healthful
Derivative terms: Goodness

25. Adjective. Not forged. "A good dollar bill"
Exact synonyms: Honest
Similar to: Echt, Genuine

26. Adjective. Not left to spoil. "The meat is still good"
Exact synonyms: Undecomposed, Unspoiled, Unspoilt
Similar to: Fresh

27. Adjective. Generally admired. "Good taste"
Similar to: Discriminating

Definition of Good

1. a. 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.

2. n. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.

3. adv. 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.

4. v. t. To make good; to turn to good.

Definition of Good

1. Adjective. Acting in the interest of good; ethical. ¹

2. Adjective. Useful for a particular purpose; functional. ¹

3. Adjective. Of food, edible; not stale or rotten. ¹

4. Adjective. Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste. ¹

5. Adjective. Of food, being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements. ¹

6. Adjective. Healthful. ¹

7. Adjective. Pleasant; enjoyable. ¹

8. Adjective. Of people, competent or talented. ¹

9. Adjective. Effective. ¹

10. Adjective. Favourable. ¹

11. Adjective. Beneficial; worthwhile. ¹

12. Adjective. (colloquial) With "and", extremely. ¹

13. Adjective. (context: especially when capitalized) Holy. ¹

14. Adjective. Reasonable in amount. ¹

15. Adjective. Large in amount or size. ¹

16. Adjective. Entire. ¹

17. Interjection. That is good: an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation. ¹

18. Adverb. (nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly. ¹

19. Noun. The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence. ¹

20. Noun. A result that is positive in the view of the speaker. ¹

21. Noun. The abstract instantiation of something qualified by the adjective ¹

22. Noun. (countable usually in plural) An item of merchandise. ¹

23. Verb. (intransitive now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve. ¹

24. Verb. (transitive now chiefly dialectal) To make good; turn to good; improve. ¹

25. Verb. (intransitive now chiefly dialectal) To make improvements or repairs. ¹

26. Verb. (intransitive now chiefly dialectal) To benefit; gain. ¹

27. Verb. (transitive now chiefly dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain. ¹

28. Verb. (transitive now chiefly dialectal) To satisfy; indulge; gratify. ¹

29. Verb. (reflexive now chiefly dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate. ¹

30. Verb. (transitive now chiefly dialectal Scotland) To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise. ¹

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Definition of Good

1. having positive or desirable qualities [adj BETTER, BEST] / something that is good [n -S]

Medical Definition of Good

1. 1. 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. "And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." (Gen. I. 31) "Good company, good wine, good welcome." (Shak) 2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; said of persons or actions. "In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works." (Tit. Ii. 7) 3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto. "The men were very good unto us." (1 Sam. Xxv. 15) 4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; followed especially by for. "All quality that is good for anything is founded originally in merit." (Collier) 5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; followed especially by at. "He . . . Is a good workman; a very good tailor." (Shak) "Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else." (South) 6. 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. "My reasons are both good and weighty." (Shak) "My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . That he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond." (Shak) 7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth. "Love no man in good earnest." (Shak) 8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; especially, in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc. 9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete. "Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over." (Luke vi. 38) 10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc. "A good name is better than precious ointment". (Eccl. Vii. 1) As good as. See As. For good, or For good and all, completely and finally; fully; truly. "The good woman never died after this, till she came to die for good and all." (L'Estrange) Good breeding, polite or polished manners, formed by education; a polite education. "Distinguished by good humor and good breeding." (Macaulay) Good cheap, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap. Good consideration . A consideration of blood or of natural love and affection. A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a contract. Good fellow, a person of companionable qualities. Good folk, or Good people, fairies; brownies; pixies, etc. Good for nothing. Of no value; useless; worthless. Used substantively, an idle, worthless person. "My father always said I was born to be a good for nothing." (Ld. Lytton) Good Friday, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion. Good humor, or Good-humor, a cheerful or pleasant temper or state of mind. Good nature, or Good-nature, habitual kindness or mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of being in good humor. "The good nature and generosity which belonged to his character." (Macaulay) "The young count's good nature and easy persuadability were among his best characteristics." (Hawthorne) Good people. See Good folk (above). Good speed, good luck; good success; godspeed; an old form of wishing success. See Speed. Good turn, an act of kidness; a favor. Good will. Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling. The custom of any trade or business; the tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and others, to resort to an established place of business; the advantage accruing from tendency or inclination. "The good will of a trade is nothing more than the probability that the old customers will resort to the old place." (Lord Eldon) In good time. Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor too late. Correctly; in proper time. To hold good, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the condition still holds good. To make good, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to clear; to vindicate. "Each word made good and true." (Shak) "Of no power to make his wishes good." (Shak) "I . . . Would by combat make her good." (Shak) "Convenient numbers to make good the city." (Shak) To think good, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with; to consider expedient or proper. "If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear." (Zech. Xi. 12) Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night, good evening, good morning, etc. Origin: Better; Best . These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root] [AS. God, akin to D. Goed, OS. God, OHG. Guot, G. Gut, Icel. Gothr, Sw. & Dan. God, Goth. Gods; prob. Orig, fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. Gather. Cf. Gather. 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. "As good almost kill a man as kill a good book." (Milton) As good as, in effect; virtually; the same as. "They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as good as bid ye suppress yourselves." (Milton) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Good

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goo-goo eyes
goo goo ga ga
goober bean
goober pea
goober peas
good (current term)

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