a conventional expression used at meeting or parting during the daytime.
a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used during the day
salutation, late 14c., short for have a good day (c.1200). Good morning is c.1400, gode morwene. Good night, also goodnight, is late 14c.; as an exclamation of surprise, from 1893.
Also, good afternoon or evening or morning . Formal ways of saying “Hello” or “Goodbye.” For example, He began rather oddly by addressing the audience with “ Good day ,” or “ Good afternoon, ladies ,” said the sales clerk as we walked out . All these greetings represent an abbreviation of the now obsolete God give you a good day (afternoon, etc.) , which dates from about 1200. Also see good night
noun, Informal. 1. a person who is pleasant, agreeable, or trustworthy. noun a good person or thing, cf. bad egg See bad egg Usage Note slang noun phrase A decent and kindly person; a reliable and admirable citizen: Henry Fonda frequently was cast as the good egg [1903+; modeled on bad egg, found by 1855]
Related Terms do-gooder
interjection 1. a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the evening. sentence substitute 1. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the evening see under good day
noun 1. accordance with standards of honesty, trust, sincerity, etc. (usually preceded by in): If you act in good faith, he’ll have no reason to question your motives. see under in bad faith