AskDefine | Define good

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good adj
1 having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "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" [ant: bad]
2 having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" [syn: full]
3 morally admirable [ant: evil]
4 deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" [syn: estimable, honorable, respectable]
5 promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her" [syn: beneficial]
6 superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade" [syn: fine]
7 agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners"
8 of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass [syn: just, upright, virtuous]
9 having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" [syn: adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful]
10 thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"
11 with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" [syn: dear, near]
12 having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature" [syn: benevolent] [ant: malevolent]
13 financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment" [syn: dependable, safe, secure]
14 most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes" [syn: right, ripe]
15 resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well" [syn: well(p)]
16 exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)" [syn: effective, in effect(p), in force(p)]
17 feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good" [syn: good(p)]
18 capable of pleasing; "good looks"
19 appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" [syn: serious]
20 in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" [syn: sound]
21 tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air" [syn: beneficial, salutary]
22 not forged; "a good dollar bill"
23 not left to spoil; "the meat is still good" [syn: unspoiled, unspoilt]
24 generally admired; "good taste"

Noun

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" [syn: goodness] [ant: evil, evil]
3 that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization" [syn: goodness] [ant: bad, bad] adv
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 children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good" [syn: well] [ant: ill]
2 in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good" [syn: thoroughly, soundly] [also: better, best]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

see goods

Pronunciation

  • , /ɡʊd/, /gUd/
  • Rhymes with: -ʊd

Etymology 1

< god < < .

Adjective

  1. Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
    good intentions
    • Oscar Wilde
      When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
  2. Useful for a particular purpose (it’s a good watch).
  3. Of food, edible; not stale or rotten.
    still good
  4. Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste.
  5. Of food, healthful; full of vitamins and minerals.
  6. Pleasant; enjoyable.
    a good time
  7. Of people, competent or talented.
    a good swimmer
  8. Effective.
    a good worker
  9. Favourable.
    a good omen
    good weather
  10. Beneficial; worthwhile.
    a good job
  11. With "and", extremely. (The soup is good and hot.)
  12. Goody-goody; lacking in spirit or personality.
  13. In the context of "especially when capitalized": Holy.
  14. Reasonable in amount.
    a good while longer
    a good amount of seeds
    all in good time
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The white rock, visible enough above the brush, was still some eighth of a mile further down the spit, and it took me a goodish while to get up with it, crawling, often on all fours, among the scrub.
  15. Large in amount or size.
    A good part of his day was spent shopping.
    It will be a good while longer until he's done.
    He's had a good amount of troubles, he has.
    • 2005 Malcolm Gladwell, Blink'', Little, ISBN 0316172324, page 125,
      For the better part of one hundred years, this was the home of Cook County Hospital.
acting in the interest of good; ethical (good intentions)
useful for a particular purpose (it’s a good watch)
  • Croatian: dobar
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god, godt
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut
  • Greek: καλός
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Hindi: उत्तम, अच्छा, अच्छी, अच्छे
  • Japanese: (, yoi), (ii)
  • Latvian: labs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Scots: guid
  • Serbian: godan, dobar, valjan
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: bra
  • Thai: (doo dee) (informal), (suay ngaam) (formal)
of food, edible; not stale or rotten
  • Croatian: dobar
  • Danish: god, godt
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Japanese: (, daijōbuna)
  • Latvian: labs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Serbian: dobro, valjano
  • Swedish: bra
of food, having a particularly pleasant taste
  • Croatian: ukusan
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god, godt
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut
  • Hebrew: , , ,
  • Latvian: gards
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Serbian: ukusno, dobro
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: god, gott
of food, healthful; full of vitamins and minerals
  • Croatian: zdrav
  • Danish: sund
  • Finnish: hyvä, terveellinen
  • German: gut, gesund
  • Hebrew: , , ,
  • Hindi: उत्तम, अच्छा, अच्छी, अच्छे
  • Latvian: labs, vērtīgs, veselīgs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Serbian: dobro, zdravo
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: bra, nyttig
pleasant; enjoyable
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god, fin
  • Finnish: mukava, hauska, kiva
  • German: gut, schön, angenehm
  • Greek: καλός
  • Hebrew: , , ,
  • Hindi: उत्तम, अच्छा, अच्छी, अच्छे
  • Japanese: (, yoi), (ii)
  • Latvian: labs, patīkams
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Scots: guid
  • Serbian: godno, ugodno, čedno, dobro
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: bra
of people, competent or talented
  • Croatian: dobar
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god, dygtig
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Hindi: उत्तम, अच्छा, अच्छी, अच्छे
  • Japanese: (, yoi), (ii)
  • Latvian: labs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Scots: guid
  • Serbian: spretan , spretna , blagotvorna , blagotvoran , sposoban , sposobna
  • Swedish: bra
effective
  • Croatian: dobar
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut, effektiv
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Latvian: labs, efektīvs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Serbian: dobro
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: bra
favourable
  • Croatian: dobar
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Hindi: उत्तम, अच्छा, अच्छी, अच्छे
  • Japanese: (, yoi), (ii)
  • Latvian: labs, labvēlīgs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший (xoróšij), добрый (dóbryj) of an omen
  • Scots: guid
  • Serbian: pouzdano
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: bra, god, gott
beneficial; worthwhile
  • Croatian: dobar
  • Czech: dobrý
  • Danish: god
  • Finnish: hyvä
  • German: gut
  • Hebrew: , , ,
  • Hindi: उत्तम, अच्छा, अच्छी, अच्छे
  • Latvian: labs, vērtīgs
  • Polish: dobry, dobra, dobre, dobre
  • Russian: хороший
  • Scots: guid
  • Serbian: : pouzdana, korisna
  • Slovene: dober, dobra, dobro
  • Swedish: bra

Adverb

good
  1. Well.

Noun

  1. The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
  2. A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  3. The abstract instantiation of something qualified by the adjective; e.g., "The best is the enemy of the good."
Antonyms
Translations
the forces of good
good result

Etymology 2

goederen for wares.

Noun

  1. Identical items that are produced, then traded, bought or sold, for the purpose of consumption.
Translations

Extensive Definition

Good or goods may refer to:
In music:
In record labels:
People with the surname Good
good in Catalan: Bé
good in Danish: Godhed
good in German: Good
good in Spanish: Bien
good in French: Good
good in Galician: Ben (homónimos)
good in Ido: Bonajo
good in Hungarian: Jószág
good in Dutch: Goed
good in Portuguese: Bem
good in Simple English: Good
good in Slovak: Tovar

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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champion, changeless, charitable, chaste, chattels, cheerful, choice, clean, clever, cloth, cogent, commendable, commensurate, commodities, company, compassionate, compatible, compelling, competent, complaisant, complete, complimentary, condign, congenial, congruous, considerable, considerate, consistent, constitutional, consumable, convenient, convincing, coordinated, cordial, correct, corresponding, crack, crackerjack, cracking, creating, creative, credible, creditable, crucial, cunning, cute, da, daedal, dainty, decent, decorous, defensible, deft, delectable, delicate, delicious, delightful, dependable, deserved, desirable, dexterous, dextrous, dinkum, diplomatic, due, dulcet, edible, effects, elegant, elevated, en rapport, encomiastic, enjoyable, enough, enthusiastic, equal to, equitable, erect, established, esteemed, estimable, eternal, eternally the same, ethical, eulogistic, even, evenhanded, everlasting, exactly, excellent, exemplary, expedient, expert, exquisite, extensive, extraordinary, fab, fabric, fabulous, fair, fair and pleasant, fair and square, famous, fancy, fantastic, favorable, favorably, favoring, feasible, felicific, felicitous, fine, first-class, first-rate, fit, fitten, fitting, flattering, following the letter, fortunate, fraternal, freight, fresh, friendly, fructuous, full, full of integrity, full of promise, gain, gear, genial, gentle, genuine, gifted, glorious, godlike, godly, godly-minded, godsend, golden, good enough, good for, good to eat, good-hearted, good-tasting, goodish, goodly, goodness, goods, graceful, gracious, grand, grateful, gratifying, great, groovy, gustable, gusty, hallowed, handy, happy, harmonious, health-enhancing, health-preserving, healthful, healthy, hear, heart-warming, heavenly, helpful, high-minded, high-mindedness, high-principled, highest, highly respectable, holy, holy-minded, honest, honest-to-God, honesty, honeyed, honorable, honorableness, human, humane, humanely, humanly, hygeian, hygienic, immaculate, immortal, immutable, inartificial, indeed, indeedy, infinite, ingenious, integrity, interest, invigorating, inviolate, irreproachable, ja, juicy, just, just so, justifiable, justified, kind, kindhearted, kindheartedly, kindly, kindly-disposed, knockout, kosher, lares and penates, large, laudable, laudatory, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, lawful, legal, legitimate, level, lifelike, likable, likely, limitless, line, literal, lofty, logical, loving, lucky, luminous, luscious, lush, magisterial, mais oui, majestic, making, manly, masterful, masterly, material, meet, meet and right, mellifluous, mellow, merchandise, merciful, merit, merited, minimal, minimum, moral, morality, most assuredly, movables, natural, naturalistic, naturally, naturellement, neat, nectareous, nectarous, needed, nice, nicely, no mean, nobility, noble, normal, normative, numinous, obedient, of course, of good omen, of gourmet quality, of happy portent, of promise, okay, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, one, opportune, orderly, original, otherworldly, oui, outstanding, palatable, paraphernalia, passable, penetrating, permanent, permissible, perpetual, personal property, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, pleasureful, plenty, plenty good enough, politic, positive, positively, possessions, precisely, principled, probity, produce, professional, proficient, profit, profitable, promising, proper, propitious, proportionate, prosperity, prosperous, pure, pure in heart, purehearted, quick, quite, quite some, radiant, rather, ready, real, realistic, really, recommendable, rectitude, refreshing, regal, reliable, reputable, resourceful, respectable, respected, rewarding, right, right and proper, right-minded, righteous, righteousness, rightful, righto, royal, sacred, safe, saintlike, saintly, salubrious, salutary, sanitary, sapid, satisfactory, satisfying, savorous, savory, scrumptious, seasonable, secure, see you later, seemly, self-consistent, sensible, seraphic, serious, shapely, shaping, simon-pure, simple, sincere, sizable, sizeable, skilled, skillful, slick, smart, smashing, softhearted, softheartedly, solicitous, solid, solvent, some, sortable, sound, sovereign, spiritual, spiritual-minded, splendid, spotless, square, stainless, statesmanlike, sterling, stock, straight, stuff, stylish, substantial, succulent, sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suitable, superb, superior, supreme, sure, sure thing, sure-enough, surely, sweet, sympathetic, sympathizing, tactful, talented, tangibles, tasty, tender, tenderhearted, tenderheartedly, terrific, textile, the compleat, the complete, things, thorough, timeless, timely, to be desired, to be sure, tolerable, tonic, toothsome, toward, true to life, true to nature, true to reality, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, truly, trustworthy, ubiquitous, unadulterated, unaffected, unassumed, unassuming, unbelievable, unblemished, unbounded, unchanging, uncolored, unconcocted, uncopied, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, uncounterfeited, undefiled, undefined, undisguised, undisguising, undistorted, unearthly, unexaggerated, unfabricated, unfanciful, unfeigned, unfeigning, unfictitious, unflattering, unimagined, unimitated, unimpeachable, unindebted, uninvented, unlimited, unpretended, unpretending, unqualified, unromantic, unsimulated, unspecious, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unsynthetic, untarnished, unvarnished, unworldly, up to, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, use, useful, usefulness, valid, vendibles, verbal, verbatim, veridical, verisimilar, very good, very well, virtue, virtuoso, virtuous, virtuousness, wares, warm, warmhearted, warmheartedly, warmly, warrantable, warranted, weighty, welcome, welfare, well, well and good, well-behaved, well-being, well-disposed, well-done, well-founded, well-grounded, well-mannered, well-proportioned, well-thought-of, well-timed, wholesome, why yes, wicked, wise, wonderful, word-for-word, workmanlike, world of good, worth, worthwhile, worthy, yard goods, yea, yeah, yeomanly, yep, yes, yes indeed, yes indeedy, yes sir, yes sirree, yummy
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