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Adjective: good (better,best)  gûd
  1. Having the normally expected amount
    "a good mile from here"; "gives good measure";
    - full
  2. Deserving of esteem and respect
    "ruined the family's good name";
    - estimable, honorable [US], respectable, honourable [Brit, Cdn]
  3. 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"
  4. Morally admirable
  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 safe
    "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";
    - 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, goods, best

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

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

Antonym: bad, evil, evilness

Encyclopedia: Good, Roger