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    good - Dictionary definition and meaning for word good

    Definition
    (noun) benefit
    Example Sentence
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
    Definition
    (noun) moral excellence or admirableness
    Synonyms : goodness
    Example Sentence
    • there is much good to be found in people
    Definition
    (noun) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
    Synonyms : goodness
    Example Sentence
    • weigh the good against the bad
    • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization
    Definition
    (noun) articles of commerce
    Synonyms : commodity , trade good
    Definition
    (adj) having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) having the normally expected amount
    Synonyms : full
    Example Sentence
    • gives full measure
    • gives good measure
    • a good mile from here
    Definition
    (adj) morally admirable Definition
    (adj) deserving of esteem and respect
    Example Sentence
    • all respectable companies give guarantees
    • ruined the family's good name
    Definition
    (adj) promoting or enhancing well-being
    Synonyms : beneficial
    Example Sentence
    • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
    • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
    • the experience was good for her
    Definition
    (adj) agreeable or pleasing
    Example Sentence
    • we all had a good time
    • good manners
    Definition
    (adj) of moral excellence
    Synonyms : just , upright
    Example Sentence
    • a genuinely good person
    • a just cause
    • an upright and respectable man
    Definition
    (adj) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) thorough
    Example Sentence
    • had a good workout
    • gave the house a good cleaning
    Definition
    (adj) with or in a close or intimate relationship
    Synonyms : dear , near
    Example Sentence
    • a good friend
    • my sisters and brothers are near and dear
    Definition
    (adj) financially sound
    Synonyms : dependable , safe , secure
    Example Sentence
    • a good investment
    • a secure investment
    Definition
    (adj) most suitable or right for a particular purpose
    Synonyms : right , ripe
    Example Sentence
    • a good time to plant tomatoes
    • the right time to act
    • the time is ripe for great sociological changes
    Definition
    (adj) resulting favorably
    Synonyms : well
    Example Sentence
    • it's 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
    Definition
    (adj) exerting force or influence
    Synonyms : effective , in effect , in force
    Example Sentence
    • the law is effective immediately
    • a warranty good for two years
    • the law is already in effect (or in force)
    Definition
    (adj) capable of pleasing
    Example Sentence
    • good looks
    Definition
    (adj) appealing to the mind
    Synonyms : serious
    Example Sentence
    • good music
    • a serious book
    Definition
    (adj) in excellent physical condition
    Synonyms : sound
    Example Sentence
    • good teeth
    • I still have one good leg
    • a sound mind in a sound body
    Definition
    (adj) tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
    Synonyms : salutary
    Example Sentence
    • beneficial effects of a balanced diet
    • a good night's sleep
    • the salutary influence of pure air
    Definition
    (adj) not forged
    Synonyms : honest
    Example Sentence
    • a good dollar bill
    Definition
    (adj) not left to spoil
    Example Sentence
    • the meat is still good
    Definition
    (adj) generally admired
    Example Sentence
    • good taste
    Definition
    (adv) (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')
    Synonyms : well
    Example Sentence
    • the children behaved well
    • a task well done
    • the party went well
    • he slept well
    • a well-argued thesis
    • a well-seasoned dish
    • a well-planned party
    • the baby can walk pretty good
    Definition
    (adv) completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
    Synonyms : soundly , thoroughly
    Example Sentence
    • he was soundly defeated
    • we beat him good
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