Definitions for GOODgʊd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
good*gʊd(adj.; n.; interj.; adv.)bet•ter, best
(adj.)morally excellent; virtuous; righteous:
a good man.
satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree:
a good teacher; good health.
of high quality; excellent:
to wear good jewelry.
right; proper; fit:
It is good that you are here.
a good child.
kind or friendly:
to do a good deed.
honorable or worthy:
a good name.
educated and refined:
a good background.
His credit is good.
genuine; not counterfeit:
a good quarter.
sound or valid:
Fresh fruit is good for you.
in excellent condition; healthy:
not spoiled or tainted; edible.
in good spirits.
free of distress or pain; comfortable:
a patient in good condition.
Have a good time.
She has a good figure.
(of the complexion) smooth; free from blemish.
She's a good friend.
sufficient or ample:
a good supply.
advantageous; satisfactory for the purpose:
a good day for fishing.
competent or skillful; clever:
good at arithmetic.
a really good job.
conforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc.; correct:
comparatively new or of relatively fine quality or condition:
a good day's journey away.
a good amount.
free from precipitation or cloudiness:
a good Democrat.
(of a return or service in tennis, handball, etc.) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court.
(of the surface of a racetrack) drying after a rain so as to be still slightly sticky.
designating the grade of meat, esp. lamb or veal, below choice.
favorably regarded (used as an epithet): the good ship Syrena.
(n.)profit or advantage; benefit:
What good will that do?
excellence or merit; kindness:
to do good.
to be a power for good.
goods, possessions, esp. movable effects or personal property. Sometimes, good. articles of trade; merchandise: Informal. what has been promised or is expected: Informal. evidence of guilt, as stolen articles:
to deliver the goods.
caught with the goods.
Category: Business, Informal
the good, the ideal of goodness or morality. good things or persons collectively.
(interj.)(used as an expression of approval or satisfaction):
Good! Now we can all go home.
Idioms for good:
for good,finally and permanently; forever.
good and,very (used as an intensifier):
The coffee is good and hot.
Category: Idiom, Informal
good for, certain to repay (money owed). the equivalent in value of: serviceable or useful for (a specified length of time or distance).
This pass is good for two free seats.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
to the good, generally advantageous. richer in profit or gain:
Afterwards, we were several thousand dollars to the good.
* Syn: See property.Usage: The use of good as an adverb, esp. after forms of do, is common only in informal speech: He did good on the test. In formal speech or edited writing the adverb well is used instead: He did well on the test. The adjective good is standard after linking verbs like taste, smell, look, feel, be, and seem: Everything tastes good. You're looking good today. When used after look or feel,good may refer to spirits as well as health. well as an adjective used after look, feel, or other linking verbs often refers to good health: You're looking well; we missed you while you were in the hospital. See also bad1.
Origin of good:
bef. 900; ME; OE gōd, c. OFris, OS gōd, OHG guot, ON gōthr, Go goths
"for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
moral excellence or admirableness
"there is much good to be found in people"
that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
"weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
commodity, trade good, good(adj)
articles of commerce
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 picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office"
having the normally expected amount
"gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"
estimable, good, honorable, respectable(adj)
deserving of esteem and respect
"all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"
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"
agreeable or pleasing
"we all had a good time"; "good manners"
good, just, upright(adj)
of moral excellence
"a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"
adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful(adj)
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"
"had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"
dear, good, near(adj)
with or in a close or intimate relationship
"a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
dependable, good, safe, secure(adj)
"a good investment"; "a secure investment"
good, right, ripe(adj)
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"
"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"
effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)(adj)
exerting force or influence
"the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
capable of pleasing
appealing to the mind
"good music"; "a serious book"
in excellent physical condition
"good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"
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"
"a good dollar bill"
good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt(adj)
not left to spoil
"the meat is still good"
(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-argued thesis"; "a well-seasoned dish"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"
thoroughly, soundly, good(adverb)
completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
"he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
of a high quality or standard
a good book; good quality cloth; His speech was good.
having a pleasant taste
good food; This cake is so good.
making you feel pleased or happy
We had a good time last night.; the best feeling in the world; "She's home." "Good, I'll start making dinner."
skillful or talented
a good violinist; the best athlete at school
suitable or appropriate
a good time to get some work done; Is tomorrow good for you?
having positive effects
Fruits and vegetables are good for you.; It's good for him to see that life can be hard.
treating people in a kind and helpful way
The department has been good to its employees.
(of children) behaving appropriately
Your kids are always so good.
fairly large; = decent
The house is a good size.; a good salary
indicates that sth is likely
There's a good chance that he will play this week.
still usable and of a reasonable quality
Do you think the cheese is still good?
morally good or right
a good woman; a good cause
complete or full
I didn't get a good look at her.; It takes a good hour to get there by car.
funny or entertaining
a good story/joke
able to be used; = valid
Your passport is good for ten years.
used to praise sb
"I swam ten laps." "Good for you!"
indicates you are glad sth happened
It's a good thing that you didn't forget the umbrellas.
indicates a very good situation cannot last or be real
I knew all that money was too good to be true.
sth that is helpful or has a positive effect
The punishment was for his own good.
be helpful to sb
It'll do her good to be outside for a while.
the forces of good and evil
permanently; = forever
They kicked him off the team for good.
of a low quality or standard
The movie wasn't any good.
not skilled or talented at
I was no good at art in school.
not useful; = ineffective
I speak Spanish, but that won't be much good in Greece.
involved in bad or illegal activities
Those kids are up to no good.
nonstandard use meaning "well"
"How are you?" "I'm good, thanks."
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
possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions
kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto
serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for
clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at
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
real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth
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
not lacking or deficient; full; complete
not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc
that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil
advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc
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
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
to make good; to turn to good
to manure; to improve
Translations for GOOD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
well-behaved; not causing trouble etc
Be good!; She's a good baby.
- soet, gehoorsameAfrikaans
- جيّد، حَسَن السُّلوكArabic
- bomPortuguese (BR)
- hodný, dobrýCzech
- velopdragen; god; nemDanish
- bueno; educadoSpanish
- מִתנַהֵג טוֹבHebrew
- dobar, pristojanCroatian
- sangat sopanIndonesian
- buono, bravoItalian
- 나무랄 데 없는Korean
- paklausīgs; uzvedīgsLatvian
- lief, rustigDutch
- god, skikkelig, anstendigNorwegian
- ښه، سپيڅلى، پاك، مهر بانه خواخوږى، زړه سواند: ګټه، مناسب دقناعت وړPashto
- dobrý, poslušnýSlovak
- iyi, uslu, terbiyeliTurkish
- 乖的Chinese (Trad.)
- 乖的Chinese (Simp.)
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