[goo d] /gʊd/
adjective, better, best.
morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; pious:
a good man.
satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree:
a good teacher; good health.
of high quality; excellent.
right; proper; fit:
It is good that you are here. His credentials are good.
a good child.
kind, beneficent, or friendly:
to do a good deed.
honorable or worthy; in good standing:
a good name.
educated and refined:
She has a good background.
financially sound or safe:
His credit is good.
genuine; not counterfeit:
a good quarter.
sound or valid:
good judgment; good reasons.
reliable; dependable; responsible:
Fresh fruit is good for you.
in excellent condition; healthy:
not spoiled or tainted; edible; palatable:
The meat was still good after three months in the freezer.
cheerful; optimistic; amiable:
in good spirits.
free of distress or pain; comfortable:
to feel good after surgery.
Have a good time.
She has a good figure.
(of the complexion) smooth; free from blemish.
close or intimate; warm:
She’s a good friend of mine.
sufficient or ample:
a good supply.
advantageous; satisfactory for the purpose:
a good day for fishing.
competent or skillful; clever:
a good manager; good at arithmetic.
skillfully or expertly done:
a really good job; a good play.
conforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc.; correct:
remaining available to one:
Don’t throw good money after bad.
comparatively new or of relatively fine quality:
Don’t play in the mud in your good clothes.
finest or most dressy:
He wore his good suit to the office today.
a good day’s journey away.
fairly large or great:
a good amount.
free from precipitation or cloudiness:
Medicine/Medical. (of a patient’s condition) having stable and normal vital signs, being conscious and comfortable, and having excellent appetite, mobility, etc.
a good Democrat.
(of a return or service in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court.
Informal. (used when declining an offer or suggestion, as to communicate that one is already satisfied): “More coffee?” “No thanks, I’m good!” .
Horse Racing. (of the surface of a track) drying after a rain so as to be still slightly sticky:
This horse runs best on a good track.
(of meat, especially beef) noting or pertaining to the specific grade below “choice,” containing more lean muscle and less edible fat than “prime” or “choice.”.
favorably regarded (used as an epithet for a ship, town, etc.): the good ship Syrena.
profit or advantage; worth; benefit: What good will that do?
We shall work for the common good.
excellence or merit; kindness:
to do good.
moral righteousness; virtue:
to be a power for good.
(especially in the grading of U.S. beef) an official grade below that of “choice.”.
(used as an expression of approval or satisfaction):
Good! Now we can all go home.
Informal. 1 (defs 1–3, 8): I wish I could cook this good!
Yes, we knew him pretty good.
as good as. 1 (def 20).
come to no good, to end in failure or as a failure:
Her jealous relatives said that she would come to no good.
for good, finally and permanently; forever:
to leave the country for good.
Also, for good and all.
good and, Informal. very; completely; exceedingly:
This soup is good and hot.
good full, Nautical. (of a sail or sails) well filled, especially when sailing close to the wind; clean full; rap full.
no good, without value or merit; worthless; contemptible:
The check was no good.
to the good,
adjective better, best
having admirable, pleasing, superior, or positive qualities; not negative, bad or mediocre: a good idea, a good teacher
suitable or efficient for a purpose: a good secretary, a good winter coat
beneficial or advantageous: vegetables are good for you
not ruined or decayed; sound or whole: the meat is still good
kindly, generous, or approving: you are good to him
right or acceptable: your qualifications are good for the job
rich and fertile: good land
valid or genuine: I would not do this without good reason
honourable or held in high esteem: a good family
commercially or financially secure, sound, or safe: good securities, a good investment
(of a draft) drawn for a stated sum
(of debts) expected to be fully paid
clever, competent, or talented: he’s good at science
obedient or well-behaved: a good dog
reliable, safe, or recommended: a good make of clothes
affording material pleasure or indulgence: the good things in life, the good life
having a well-proportioned, beautiful, or generally fine appearance: a good figure, a good complexion
complete; full: I took a good look round the house
propitious; opportune: a good time to ask the manager for a rise
satisfying or gratifying: a good rest
comfortable: did you have a good night?
newest or of the best quality: to keep the good plates for important guests
fairly large, extensive, or long: a good distance away
sufficient; ample: we have a good supply of food
(US) (of meat) of the third government grade, above standard and below choice
serious or intellectual: good music
used in a traditional description: the good ship “America”
used in polite or patronizing phrases or to express anger (often intended ironically): how is your good lady?, look here, my good man!
a good one
as good as, virtually; practically: it’s as good as finished
as good as gold, excellent; very good indeed
be as good as to, be so good as to, would you please
come good, to recover and perform well after a bad start or setback
(informal) good and, (intensifier): good and mad
(intensifier; used in mild oaths): good grief!, good heavens!
an exclamation of approval, agreement, pleasure, etc
moral or material advantage or use; benefit or profit: for the good of our workers, what is the good of worrying?
positive moral qualities; goodness; virtue; righteousness; piety
(sometimes capital) moral qualities seen as a single abstract entity: we must pursue the Good
a good thing
(economics) a commodity or service that satisfies a human need
for good, for good and all, forever; permanently: I have left them for good
good on you, good for you, well done, well said, etc: a term of congratulation
(Irish) get any good of, get some good of
Old English god (with a long “o”) “virtuous; desirable; valid; considerable,” probably originally “having the right or desirable quality,” from Proto-Germanic *gothaz (cf. Old Norse goðr, Dutch goed, Old High German guot, German gut, Gothic goþs), originally “fit, adequate, belonging together,” from PIE root *ghedh- “to unite, be associated, suitable” (cf. Old Church Slavonic godu “pleasing time,” Russian godnyi “fit, suitable,” Old English gædrian “to gather, to take up together”). As an expression of satisfaction, from early 15c.; of children, “well-behaved,” by 1690s.
Irregular comparatives (better, best) reflect a widespread pattern, cf. Latin bonus, melior, optimus. Good-for-nothing is from 1711. Good looking is attested from 1780 (good looks by c.1800). Good sport, of persons, is from 1906; good to go is attested from 1989. The good book “the Bible” attested from 1801, originally in missionary literature describing the language of conversion efforts in American Indian tribes.
Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing. [“As You Like It”]
Old English gōd “that which is good, goodness; advantage, benefit; gift; virtue; property;” from good (adj.).
be good, do-good, do-gooder, feel good, have it good, make good, no-good
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interjection 1. a conventional expression used at meeting or parting in the afternoon. sentence substitute 1. a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the afternoon
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- Good and mad
modifier Thoroughly angry: good and mad at you
- Good around
Fool or play around, engage in horseplay, as in The boys were goofing around in the schoolyard. [ ; 1920s ]