What does good mean?

Definitions for good

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word good.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goodnoun


    "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"

  2. good, goodnessnoun

    moral excellence or admirableness

    "there is much good to be found in people"

  3. good, goodnessnoun

    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"

  4. commodity, trade good, goodadjective

    articles of commerce

  5. goodadjective

    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"

  6. full, goodadjective

    having the normally expected amount

    "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"

  7. goodadjective

    morally admirable

  8. estimable, good, honorable, respectableadjective

    deserving of esteem and respect

    "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"

  9. beneficial, goodadjective

    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"

  10. goodadjective

    agreeable or pleasing

    "we all had a good time"; "good manners"

  11. good, just, uprightadjective

    of moral excellence

    "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

  12. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    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"

  13. goodadjective


    "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"

  14. dear, good, nearadjective

    with or in a close or intimate relationship

    "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

  15. dependable, good, safe, secureadjective

    financially sound

    "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

  16. good, right, ripeadjective

    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"

  17. good, well(p)adjective

    resulting favorably

    "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"

  18. effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)adjective

    exerting force or influence

    "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

  19. goodadjective

    capable of pleasing

    "good looks"

  20. good, seriousadjective

    appealing to the mind

    "good music"; "a serious book"

  21. good, soundadjective

    in excellent physical condition

    "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

  22. good, salutaryadjective

    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"

  23. good, honestadjective

    not forged

    "a good dollar bill"

  24. good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoiltadjective

    not left to spoil

    "the meat is still good"

  25. goodadverb

    generally admired

    "good taste"

  26. well, goodadverb

    (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"

  27. thoroughly, soundly, goodadverb

    completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

    "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GOODadjective

    comp. better, superl. best.

    Etymology: god , Saxon; goed, Dutch.

    God saw every thing that he had made, and behold it was very good. Gen. i. 31.

    Take ye good heed unto yourselves. Deutr. ii. 4.

    A universe of death! which God by curse
    Created evil; for evil only good. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    From an ill cause to draw a good effect. John Dryden, Fables.

    Notwithstanding this criticism the verses were good. Spectat.

    A man is no more to be praised upon this account, than because he has a regular pulse and a good digestion. Addison.

    We may as well pretend to obtain the good which we want without God’s assistance, as to know what is good for us without his direction. George Smalridge, Sermons.

    Ah! ne’er so dire a thirst of glory boast,
    Nor in the critick let the man be lost!
    Good nature and good sense must ever join;
    To err is human, to forgive, divine. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Critic.

    It is not good that the man should be alone. Gen. ii. 18.

    We thought it good to be left at Athens alone. 1 Thes. iii. 1.

    Amongst a man’s peers a man shall be sure of familiarity, and therefore it is good a little to keep state: amongst a man’s inferiors one shall be sure of reverence, and therefore it is good a little to be familiar. Francis Bacon, Essay 53.

    Let us, if you think good, give Martius leave to proceed in his discourse. Francis Bacon, holy War.

    He concluded, that it was a good time to comply with the importunity of the gentlemen of Sussex. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    He also bartered away plumbs, that would have rotted in a week, for nuts, that would last good for his eating a whole year. John Locke.

    A man first builds a country seat,
    Then finds the walls not good to eat. Matthew Prior.

    The water of Nilus is sweeter than other waters in taste, and it is excellent good for the stone and hypochondriak melancholy. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 767.

    Eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet. Prov. xxiv. 13.

    Of herbs and plants some are good to eat raw; as lettuce, endive, and purslane. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The Protestant subjects of the abbey make up a good third of its people. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    All quality, that is good for any thing, is originally founded upon merit. Jeremy Collier, of Envy.

    We discipline betimes those other creatures we would make useful and good for somewhat. John Locke.

    He is resolved now to shew how slight the propositions were which Luther let go for good. Francis Atterbury.

    According to military custom the place was good, and the lieutenant of the colonel’s company might well pretend to the next vacant captainship in the same regiment. Henry Wotton.

    Ha! am I sure she’s wrong’d? Perhaps ’tis malice!
    Slave, make it clear, make good your accusation. Smith.

    The king had likewise provided a good fleet, and had caused a body of three thousand foot to be embarked on those ships. Edward Hyde, b. ii.

    Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude. Heb. xi.

    He sharply reproved them as men of no courage, which, being many times as good as in possession of the victory, had most cowardly turned their backs upon their enemies. Richard Knolles.

    The master, I am sure, will be as good as his word, for his own business. Roger L'Estrange, Fable 52.

    If they had held their royalties by that title, either there must have been but one sovereign over them all, or else every father of a family had been as good a prince, and had as good a claim to royalty as these. John Locke.

    Flatter him it may, I confess; as those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else. Robert South, Sermons.

    I make my way where e’er I see my foe;
    But you, my lord, are good at a retreat. John Dryden, Span. Fryar.

    Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Ps. cxxxiii. 1.

    Many good morrows to my noble lord!
    —— Good morrow, Catesby, you are early stirring. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    Good e’en, neighbours;
    Good e’en to you all, good e’en to you all. William Shakespeare, Coriolan.

    At once good night:
    Stand not upon the order of your going,
    But go at once. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    At my window bid good morrow. John Milton.

    Good morrow, Portius! Let us once embrace. Addison.

    Silence, the knave’s repute, the whore’s good name,
    The only honour of the wishing dame. Alexander Pope.

    That when they are certified of our mind, they may be of good comfort, and ever go cheerfully about their own affairs. 2 Mac. xi. 26.

    Quietness of mind improves into cheerfulness, enough to make me just so good humoured as to wish that world well. Alexander Pope, to Swift.

    A good while ago God made choice that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word. Acts xv. 7.

    It seemeth the plant, having a great stalk and top, doth prey upon the grass a good way about, by drawing the juice of the earth from it. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Mirtle and pomgranate, if they be planted, though a good space one from the other, will meet. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

    We may suppose a great many degrees of littleness and lightness in these earthy particles, so as many of them might float in the air a good while, like exhalations before they fell down. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.

    They held a good share of civil and military employments during the whole time of the usurpation. Jonathan Swift.

    If the critick has published nothing but rules and observations in criticism, I then consider whether there be a propriety and elegance in his thoughts and words, clearness and delicacy in his remarks, wit and good breeding in his raillery. Joseph Addison, Guardian.

    Mankind have been forced to invent a kind of artificial humanity, which is what we express by the word good breeding. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Those among them, who return into their several countries, are sure to be followed and imitated as the greatest patterns of wit and good breeding. Jonathan Swift.

    Love not in good earnest, nor no farther in sport neither, than with safety of a pure blush thou may’st in honour come off again. William Shakespeare, As you like it.

    Antonio is a good man: my meaning, in saying that he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    For a good man some would even dare to die. Rom. v. 7.

    The woman hath wrought a good work upon me. Matt.

    Grant the bad what happiness they would,
    One they must want, which is to pass for good. Alexander Pope.

    Matters being so turned in her, that where at first liking her manners did breed good will, now good will became the chief cause of liking her manners. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and good will towards men. Lu. ii. 14.

    Without good nature man is but a better kind of vermin. Francis Bacon, Ornam. Ration.

    Here we are lov’d, and there we love;
    Good nature now and passion strive
    Which of the two should be above,
    And laws unto the other give. John Suckling.

    ’Tis no wonder if that which affords so little glory to God, hath no more good will for men. Decay of Piety.

    When you shall see him, sir, to die for pity,
    ’Twere such a thing, ’twould so deceive the world,
    ’Twould make the people think you were good natur’d. John Denham.

    To teach him betimes to love and be good natured to others, is to lay early the true foundation of an honest man. John Locke.

    Good sense and good nature are never separated, though the ignorant world has thought otherwise. John Dryden, Juven. Dedicat.

    Affability, mildness, tenderness, and a word which I would fain bring back to its original signification of virtue, I mean good nature, are of daily use. Dryden.

    This doctrine of God’s good will towards men, this command of mens proportionable good will to one another, is not this the very body and substance, this the very spirit and life of our Saviour’s whole institution? Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    It was his greatest pleasure to spread his healing wings over every place, and to make every one sensible of his good will to mankind. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.

    How could you chide the young good natur’d prince,
    And drive him from you with so stern an air. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt. 1 Sa. xxv. 15.

    Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. Ps. lxxiii. 1.

    You have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you. 1 Thess. iii. 6.

    This idea, thus made, and laid up for a pattern, must necessarily be adequate, being referred to nothing else but itself, nor made by any other original but the good liking and will of him that first made this combination. John Locke.

    It was well known, that Sir Roger had been a good fellow in his youth. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

    Though he did not draw the good fellows to him by drinking, yet he eat well. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Not being permitted to drink without eating, will prevent the custom of having the cup often at his nose; a dangerous beginning and preparation to good fellowship. John Locke.

    My good man, as far from jealousy as I am from giving him cause. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    She had left the good man at home, and brought away her gallant. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    As for all other good women that love to do but little work, how handsome it is to louse themselves in the sunshine, they that have been but a while in Ireland can well witness. Edmund Spenser.

    He, that saw the time fit for the delivery he intended, called unto us to follow him, which we both, bound by oath and willing by good will, obeyed. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    The good will of the nation to the present war has been since but too much experienced by the successes that have attended it. William Temple.

    Good will, she said, my want of strength supplies;
    And diligence shall give what age denies. John Dryden, Fables.

    In good time, replies another, you have heard them dispute against a vacuum in the schools. Jeremy Collier, on Human Reason.

    What, must I hold a candle to my shames?
    They in themselves, good sooth, are too too light. William Shakespeare.

    There died upon the place all the chieftains, all making good the fight without any ground given. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    He forced them to retire in spite of their dragoons, which were placed there to make good their retreat. Edward Hyde.

    Since we claim a proper interest above others in the preeminent rights of the houshold of faith, then, no doubt, to make good that claim, we are proportionably obliged above others to conform to the proper manners and virtues that belong to and become this houshold, and distinguish it from all others. Thomas Sprat, Sermons.

    He without fear a dangerous war pursues;
    As honour made him first the danger chuse,
    So still he makes it good on virtue's score. John Dryden, Ann. Mirab.

    I farther will maintain
    Upon his bad life to make all this good. William Shakespeare, Rich. II.

    While she so far extends her grace,
    She makes but good the promise of her face. Edmund Waller.

    These propositions I shall endeavour to make good. George Smalridge.

    Every distinct being has somewhat peculiar to itself, to make good in one circumstance what it wants in another. Roger L'Estrange.

  2. Goodadverb

    Was I to have never parted from thy side,
    As good have grown there still a lifeless rib. John Milton.

    Says the cuckow to the hawk, Had you not as good have been eating worms now as pigeons? Roger L'Estrange.

  3. Goodinterjection.

    Well! right! It is sometimes used ironically.

    Good! my complexion! do’st thou think, though I am caparison’d like a man, I have a doublet and hose in my disposition? William Shakespeare, As you like it.

  4. Goodnoun

    I fear the emperor means no good to us. William Shakespeare, Tit. Andr.

    Let me play the lion too: I will roar, that I will do any man’s heart good to hear me. William Shakespeare, Midsum. Night’s Dream.

    He wav’d indifferently ’twixt them, doing neither good nor harm. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Nature in man’s heart her laws doth pen,
    Prescribing truth to wit, and good to will. Davies.

    This caution will have also this good in it, that it will put them upon considering, and teach them the necessity of examining more than they do. John Locke.

    Good is what is apt to cause or increase pleasure, or diminish pain in us; or else to procure or preserve us the possession of any other good, or absence of any evil. John Locke.

    Refuse to leave thy destin’d charge too soon,
    And for the church’s good defer thy own. Matthew Prior.

    Works may have more wit than does them good,
    As bodies perish through excess of blood. Alexander Pope, Ess. on Crit.

    A thirst after truth, and a desire of good, are principles which still act with a great and universal force. John Rogers.

    If he had employ’d
    Those excellent gifts of fortune and of nature
    Unto the good, not ruin of the state. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    The good woman never died after this, ’till she came to die for good and all. Roger L'Estrange.

    Depart from evil, and do good. Ps. xxxiv. 14.

    Empty of all good, wherein consists
    Woman’s domestick honour, and chief praise. John Milton, P. L.

    By good, I question not but good, morally so called, bonum honestum ought, chiefly at least, to be understood; and that the good of profit or pleasure the bonum utile, or jucundum, hardly come into any account here. South.

    Nor holds this earth a more deserving knight
    For virtue, valour, and for noble blood,
    Truth, honour, all that is compriz’d in good. Dryden.

    The pilot must intend some port before he steers his course, or he had as good leave his vessel to the direction of the winds, and the government of the waves. Robert South, Sermons.

    Without good nature and gratitude, men had as good live in a wilderness as in a society. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. Good

    In most contexts, the concept of good denotes the conduct that should be preferred when posed with a choice between possible actions. Good is generally considered to be the opposite of evil. The concept is of interest in the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, and the specific meaning and etiology of the term and its associated translations among ancient and contemporary languages has varied substantially in its inflected meaning depending on circumstances of place, history, religious context, or philosophical context.


  1. good

    Good is a broad term used to refer to something that is desirable, beneficial, or of high quality. It can describe a positive attribute, characteristic, or outcome that is considered valuable, morally right, or useful. Goods can be tangible or intangible and can include physical products, services, actions, behaviors, or qualities that contribute positively to individuals, societies, or environments. The concept of "good" is subjective and can vary based on personal preferences, cultural norms, and situational contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Good

    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. Good

    possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions

  3. Good

    kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto

  4. Good

    serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for

  5. Good

    clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at

  6. Good

    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

  7. Good

    real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth

  8. Good

    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

  9. Good

    not lacking or deficient; full; complete

  10. Good

    not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc

  11. Goodnoun

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

  12. Goodnoun

    advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc

  13. Goodnoun

    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

  14. Goodadverb

    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

  15. Goodverb

    to make good; to turn to good

  16. Goodverb

    to manure; to improve

  17. Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]


  1. Good

    In economics, a good is a material that satisfies human wants and provides utility, for example, to a consumer making a purchase. A common distinction is made between 'goods' that are tangible property and services, which are non-physical. Commodities may be used as a synonym for economic goods but often refer to marketable raw materials and primary products. Although in economic theory, all goods are considered tangible, in reality certain classes of goods, such as information, only are in intangible forms. For example, among other goods an apple is a tangible object, while news belongs to an intangible class of goods and can be perceived only by means of an instrument such as print, broadcast or computer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Good

    good, adj. 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: satisfactory: sufficient: valid: sound: serviceable: beneficial: real: serious, as in 'good earnest:' not small, considerable, as in 'good deal:' full, complete, as in 'good measure:' unblemished, honourable, as in 'good name:'—comp. bett′er; superl. best.—n. that which promotes happiness, success, &c.—opp. to Evil: prosperity: welfare: advantage, temporal or spiritual: moral qualities: virtue: (B.) possessions: (pl.) household furniture: movable property: merchandise (in composition, the equivalent of U.S. freight).—interj. well! right!—adv. well.—ns. Good′-breed′ing, polite manners formed by a good breeding or education; Good′-broth′er (Scot.), a brother-in-law.—n. or interj. Good′-bye, contracted from 'God be with you:' farewell, a form of address at parting.—adj. Good′-condi′tioned, being in a good state.—ns. or interjs. Good′-day, a common salutation, a contraction of 'I wish you a good day;' Good′-den, a corruption of good-e'en; Good′-e'en, Good′-ēv′en, Good′-ēve′ning, a salutation on meeting or parting in the evening.—adj. Good′-faced (Shak.), having a handsome face.—ns. Good′-fell′ow, a jolly or boon companion: a reveller; Good′-fell′owship, merry or pleasant company: conviviality.—n.pl. Good′-folk, a euphemism for the fairies, of whom it is best to speak respectfully.—adj. Good′-for-noth′ing, worthless, useless.—n. an idle person.—ns. Good′-Frī′day, a fast in memory of our Lord's crucifixion, held on the Friday of Passion-week; Good′-hū′mour, a cheerful temper, from the old idea that temper depended on the humours of the body.—adj. Good′-hū′moured.—adv. Good′-hū′mouredly.—n. Good′iness, weak, priggish, or canting goodness.—adj. Good′ish, pretty good, of fair quality or quantity.—interj. Good′-lack, an expression of surprise or pity—a variation of 'Good Lord,' under the influence of alack.—n. Good′liness.—adv. Good′ly (Spens.), excellently, kindly.—adj. good-like: good-looking: fine: excellent:—comp. Good′lier; superl. Good′liest.—ns. Good′lyhead (Spens.), goodness; Good′lyhood, grace; Goodman′ (B.), the man or master of the house—the correlative to it is Goodwife′.—ns. and interjs. Good′-morn′ing, Good′-morr′ow, a salutation at meeting in the morning.—n. Good′-nā′ture, natural goodness and mildness of disposition.—adj. Good′-nā′tured.—adv. Good′-nā′turedly.—n. Good′ness, virtue: excellence: benevolence: a term of emphasis, as in 'For goodness' sake;' 'Oh, goodness!'—n. and interj. Good′-night, a common salutation, a contraction of 'I wish you a good night.'—interj. Good′-now, an exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty.—ns. Goods′-en′gine, an engine used for drawing goods-trains; Good′-sense, sound judgment; Good′-speed, a contraction of 'I wish you good speed;' Goods′-train, a train of goods wagons.—adj. Good′-tem′pered, possessing a good temper.—ns. Good′-wife, the mistress of a family; Good′-will, benevolence; well-wishing: the established custom or popularity of any business or trade—often appearing as one of its assets, with a marketable money value; Good′y, good-wife: good-woman: probably formed from good-wife.—adj. Good′y, mawkishly good: weakly benevolent or pious—also Good′y-good′y.—n. a sweetmeat.—Good for anything, ready for any kind of work; Goodman's croft, a strip of ground, or corner of a field, once left untilled in Scotland, to avert the malice of the devil from the crop.—Good Templar, a member of a temperance society founded in the United States in 1852, and introduced into England in 1868, its organisation modelled on that of the Freemasons, with lodges, passwords and grips, and insignia.—As good as, the same as, no less than; Be as good as one's word, to be depended on; For good, For good and all, finally, in conclusion, to end the whole matter; Make good, to fulfil, perform; Stand good, to be lastingly good: to remain; Think good, to be disposed, to be willing. [A.S. gód; closely akin to Dut. goed, Ger. gut, Ice. góðr, Goth. gods.]

Editors Contribution

  1. good


    It is good news they are getting married on the day they choose.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

  2. good

    Positive and loving feedback, feeling and attitude.

    The good news of the birth of the newborn is a joy to hear.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 5, 2020  

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  1. GOOD

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GOOD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Good is ranked #981 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Good surname appeared 35,446 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 12 would have the surname Good.

    88.9% or 31,511 total occurrences were White.
    5.4% or 1,942 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 861 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 574 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 408 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 145 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'good' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #120

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'good' in Written Corpus Frequency: #105

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'good' in Nouns Frequency: #1590

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'good' in Adjectives Frequency: #2

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of good in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of good in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of good in a Sentence

  1. La Bruyere:

    That man is good who does good to others if he suffers on account of the good he does, he is very good if he suffers at the hands of those to whom he has done good, then his goodness is so great that it could be enhanced only by greater sufferings and if he should die at their hands, his virtue can go no further it is heroic, it is perfect.

  2. William Lyon Phelps:

    Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation -- what are they They are the happiest people in the world.

  3. Deion Sanders:

    If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good. If you play good, they pay good.

  4. Stevie Wonder:

    So what's gon na happen is this, I'm going to have surgery, I'm going to have a kidney transplant in September of this year. I'm all good, I'm all good, I'm all good. I have a donor, it's all good, i want you to know I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love. You ain't got ta hear no rumors about nothing, I told you what's up. I'm good. All right ?

  5. Toni Morrison:

    All of my life is doing something for somebody else, whether I'm being a good daughter, a good mother, a good wife, a good lover, a good teacher -- and that's all that. The only thing I do for me is writing. That's really the real free place where I don't have to answer.

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