adj. bet•ter, best, n. interj. adv.
1) morally excellent; virtuous; righteous:
a good man[/ex]
2) satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree:
a good teacher; good health[/ex]
3) of high quality; excellent:
to wear good jewelry[/ex]
4) right; proper; fit:
It is good that you are here[/ex]
5) well-behaved:
a good child[/ex]
6) kind or friendly:
to do a good deed[/ex]
7) honorable or worthy:
a good name[/ex]
8) educated and refined:
a good background[/ex]
9) financially sound:
His credit is good[/ex]
10) genuine; not counterfeit:
a good quarter[/ex]
11) sound or valid:
good judgment[/ex]
12) healthful; beneficial:
Fresh fruit is good for you[/ex]
13) in excellent condition; healthy:
good teeth[/ex]
14) not spoiled or tainted; edible
15) favorable; propitious:
good news[/ex]
16) cheerful; amiable:
in good spirits[/ex]
17) free of distress or pain; comfortable:
a patient in good condition[/ex]
18) agreeable; enjoyable:
Have a good time[/ex]
19) attractive:
She has a good figure[/ex]
20) (of the complexion) smooth; free from blemish
21) close; warm:
She's a good friend[/ex]
22) sufficient or ample:
a good supply[/ex]
23) advantageous; satisfactory for the purpose:
a good day for fishing[/ex]
24) competent or skillful; clever:
good at arithmetic[/ex]
25) skillfully done:
a really good job[/ex]
26) ling. conforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc.; correct:
good English[/ex]
27) socially proper:
good manners[/ex]
28) comparatively new or of relatively fine quality or condition:
good clothes[/ex]
29) full:
a good day's journey away[/ex]
30) fairly large:
a good amount[/ex]
31) free from precipitation or cloudiness:
good weather[/ex]
32) fertile; rich:
good soil[/ex]
33) loyal:
a good Democrat[/ex]
34) spo (of a return or service in tennis, handball, etc.) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court
35) spo (of the surface of a racetrack) drying after a rain so as to be still slightly sticky
36) coo designating the grade of meat, esp. lamb or veal, below choice
37) favorably regarded (used as an epithet): the good ship Syrena
38) profit or advantage; benefit:
What good will that do?[/ex]
39) excellence or merit; kindness:
to do good[/ex]
40) virtue:
to be a power for good[/ex]
41) bus goods
a) possessions, esp. movable effects or personal property
b) Sometimes, good. articles of trade; merchandise:
linen goods[/ex]
c) inf Informal. what has been promised or is expected:
to deliver the goods[/ex]
d) inf Informal. evidence of guilt, as stolen articles:
caught with the goods[/ex]
42) the good
a) the ideal of goodness or morality
b) good things or persons collectively
43) (used as an expression of approval or satisfaction):
Good! Now we can all go home[/ex]
44) inf Informal. well
Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE gōd, c. OFris, OS gōd, OHG guot, ON gōthr, Go goths good′ish, adj. 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 bad I .

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