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Adjective: good (better,best)  gûd
  1. Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
    "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "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"; "when she was good she was very very good"
     
  2. Having the normally expected amount
    "a good mile from here"; "gives good measure";
    - full
     
  3. Morally admirable
     
  4. Deserving of esteem and respect
    "ruined the family's good name";
    - estimable, honorable [US], respectable, honourable [Brit, Cdn]
     
  5. Promoting or enhancing well-being
    "the experience was good for her";
    - beneficial
     
  6. Agreeable or pleasing
    "we all had a good time"; "good manners"
     
  7. Of moral excellence
    "a genuinely good person";
    - just, upright
     
  8. Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    "a good mechanic";
    - adept, expert, practiced [N. Amer], proficient, skillful [N. Amer], skilful [Brit, Cdn], practised [Brit, Cdn]
     
  9. Thorough
    "gave the house a good cleaning"; "had a good workout";
    - proper
     
  10. With or in a close or intimate relationship
    "a good friend";
    - dear, near
     
  11. Financially sound
    "a good investment";
    - dependable, safe, secure
     
  12. Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    "a good time to plant tomatoes";
    - right, ripe
     
  13. Resulting favourably
    "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed";
    - well
     
  14. Exerting force or influence
    "a warranty good for two years";
    - effective, in effect, in force
     
  15. Capable of pleasing
    "good looks"
     
  16. Appealing to the mind
    "good music";
    - serious
     
  17. In excellent physical condition
    "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg";
    - sound
     
  18. Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
    "a good night's sleep";
    - salutary
     
  19. Not forged
    "a good dollar bill";
    - honest
     
  20. Not left to spoil
    "the meat is still good";
    - undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt
     
  21. Generally admired
    "good taste"
Noun: good  gûd
  1. Benefit
    "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
     
  2. Moral excellence or admirableness
    "there is much good to be found in people";
    - goodness
     
  3. That which is pleasing, valuable or useful
    "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization";
    - goodness
     
  4. A raw material or product that is bought and sold commercially in large quantities
    - commodity, trade good
Adverb: good  gûd
Usage: N. Amer
  1. (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 baby can walk pretty good";
    - well
     
  2. Completely and absolutely
    "we beat him good";
    - thoroughly, soundly, proper

Derived forms: better, best, goods

See also: acceptable, advantageous, ample, angelic, angelical, bang-up, beatific, best, better, bully, close, complete, corking [Brit, informal], cracking [Brit, informal], dandy, discriminating, echt, favorable [US], favourable [Brit, Cdn], fortunate, fresh, genuine, good enough, goodish, goody-goody, great, groovy, grouse [Austral, NZ], healthful, healthy, hot, intellectual, keen, lovely, magnificent, moral, neat, nice, nifty, not bad, obedient, operative, opportune, peachy, pleasing, quality, redeeming, redemptive, reputable, respectable, right, righteous, ripper [Austral], sainted, saintlike, saintly, satisfactory, saving, skilled, slap-up, smashing, solid, sound, superb, swell, virtuous, well behaved, well-behaved, white, worthy

Type of: advantage, artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], morality, quality, vantage

Antonym: bad, evil

Encyclopedia: Good, West Virginia