[gʊd] or [ɡʊd]


(noun.) moral excellence or admirableness; 'there is much good to be found in people'.

(noun.) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful; 'weigh the good against the bad'; 'among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization'.

(noun.) benefit; 'for your own good'; 'what's the good of worrying?'.

(adj.) thorough; 'had a good workout'; 'gave the house a good cleaning' .

(adj.) generally admired; 'good taste' .

(adj.) resulting favorably; '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' .

(adj.) not left to spoil; 'the meat is still good' .

(adj.) not forged; 'a good dollar bill' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) morally admirable .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) in excellent physical condition; 'good teeth'; 'I still have one good leg'; 'a sound mind in a sound body' .

(adj.) appealing to the mind; 'good music'; 'a serious book' .

(adj.) agreeable or pleasing; 'we all had a good time'; 'good manners' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) capable of pleasing; 'good looks' .

(adj.) of moral excellence; 'a genuinely good person'; 'a just cause'; 'an upright and respectable man' .

Typist: Morton--From WordNet


(superl.) Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.

(superl.) Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.

(superl.) Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.

(superl.) Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.

(superl.) Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.

(superl.) Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.

(superl.) Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.

(superl.) Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.

(superl.) Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.

(superl.) Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.

(n.) That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.

(n.) Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.

(n.) Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.

(adv.) Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.

(v. t.) To make good; to turn to good.

(v. t.) To manure; to improve.

Checked by Harlan

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Advantageous, beneficial, useful, profitable, serviceable.[2]. Suitable, fit, proper, convenient, admirable, not bad, well adapted.[3]. Virtuous, upright, religious, pious, righteous, worthy, dutiful.[4]. Excellent, valuable, precious, sterling, capital.[5]. Kind, benevolent, humane, friendly, favorable, gracious, merciful, obliging, well-disposed.[6]. Unblemished, unimpeached, untarnished, unsullied, immaculate, fair, honorable.[7]. Companionable, social, genial, lively, cheerful.[8]. Able, skilful, ready, expert, dextrous, well qualified.[9]. Competent (pecuniarily), of established credit.[10]. Pleasant, agreeable, gratifying, cheering.[11]. Considerable, great, not small, not insignificant.[12]. Real, true, serious, not feigned.

n. [1]. Benefit, advantage, profit, gain, utility.[2]. Welfare, weal, prosperity, interest.[3]. Righteousness, virtue, moral qualities.[4]. Just actions, moral works.[5]. Abundance, richness, best fruits.

Editor: Megan

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Boon, benefit, advantage, gain, blessing, mercy, virtue, prosperity, weal,profit, interest, welfare

ANT:Hurt, injury, loss, detriment, evil, disadvantage, ill, calamity, infliction,curse

SYN:Right, complete, {[ vietnous]?}, sound, pious, benevolent, propitious,serviceable, suitable, efficient, sufficient, competent, valid, real, actual,considerable, honorable, reputable, righteous, proper, true, upright, just,excellent

ANT:Wrong, imperfect, unsound, vicious, profane, niggardly, unpropitious,unserviceable, unsuitable, inefficient, inadequate, incompetent, invalid,unctious, supposititious, inconsiderable, mean, disgraceful, disreputable, bad,evil

Checked by Herman


adj. having qualities whether physical or moral desirable or suitable to the end proposed: promoting success welfare or happiness: virtuous: pious: kind: benevolent: proper: fit: competent: satisfactory: sufficient: valid: sound: serviceable: beneficial: real: serious as in 'good earnest:' not small considerable as in 'good deal:' full complete as in 'good measure:' unblemished honourable as in 'good name:'—comp. bett′er; superl. best.—n. that which promotes happiness success &c.—opp. to Evil: prosperity: welfare: advantage temporal or spiritual: moral qualities: virtue: (B.) possessions: (pl.) household furniture: movable property: merchandise (in composition the equivalent of U.S. freight).—interj. well! right!—adv. well.—ns. Good′-breed′ing polite manners formed by a good breeding or education; Good′-broth′er (Scot.) a brother-in-law.—n. or interj. Good′-bye contracted from 'God be with you:' farewell a form of address at parting.—adj. Good′-condi′tioned being in a good state.—ns. or interjs. Good′-day a common salutation a contraction of 'I wish you a good day;' Good′-den a corruption of good-e'en; Good′-e'en Good′-ēv′en Good′-ēve′ning a salutation on meeting or parting in the evening.—adj. Good′-faced (Shak.) having a handsome face.—ns. Good′-fell′ow a jolly or boon companion: a reveller; Good′-fell′owship merry or pleasant company: conviviality.— Good′-folk a euphemism for the fairies of whom it is best to speak respectfully.—adj. Good′-for-noth′ing worthless useless.—n. an idle person.—ns. Good′-Frī′day a fast in memory of our Lord's crucifixion held on the Friday of Passion-week; Good′-hū′mour a cheerful temper from the old idea that temper depended on the humours of the body.—adj. Good′-hū′moured.—adv. Good′-hū′mouredly.—n. Good′iness weak priggish or canting goodness.—adj. Good′ish pretty good of fair quality or quantity.—interj. Good′-lack an expression of surprise or pity—a variation of 'Good Lord ' under the influence of alack.—n. Good′liness.—adv. Good′ly (Spens.) excellently kindly.—adj. good-like: good-looking: fine: excellent:—comp. Good′lier; superl. Good′liest.—ns. Good′lyhead (Spens.) goodness; Good′lyhood grace; Goodman′ (B.) the man or master of the house—the correlative to it is Goodwife′.—ns. and interjs. Good′-morn′ing Good′-morr′ow a salutation at meeting in the morning.—n. Good′-nā′ture natural goodness and mildness of disposition.—adj. Good′-nā′tured.—adv. Good′-nā′turedly.—n. Good′ness virtue: excellence: benevolence: a term of emphasis as in 'For goodness' sake;' 'Oh goodness!'—n. and interj. Good′-night a common salutation a contraction of 'I wish you a good night.'—interj. Good′-now an exclamation of wonder surprise or entreaty.—ns. Goods′-en′gine an engine used for drawing goods-trains; Good′-sense sound judgment; Good′-speed a contraction of 'I wish you good speed;' Goods′-train a train of goods wagons.—adj. Good′-tem′pered possessing a good temper.—ns. Good′-wife the mistress of a family; Good′-will benevolence; well-wishing: the established custom or popularity of any business or trade—often appearing as one of its assets with a marketable money value; Good′y good-wife: good-woman: probably formed from good-wife.—adj. Good′y mawkishly good: weakly benevolent or pious—also Good′y-good′y.—n. a sweetmeat.—Good for anything ready for any kind of work; Goodman's croft a strip of ground or corner of a field once left untilled in Scotland to avert the malice of the devil from the crop.—Good Templar a member of a temperance society founded in the United States in 1852 and introduced into England in 1868 its organisation modelled on that of the Freemasons with lodges passwords and grips and insignia.—As good as the same as no less than; Be as good as one's word to be depended on; For good For good and all finally in conclusion to end the whole matter; Make good to fulfil perform; Stand good to be lastingly good: to remain; Think good to be disposed to be willing.

Typist: Maxine

Unserious Contents or Definition

adj. Sensible madam to the worth of this present writer. Alive sir to the advantages of letting him alone.

Edited by Jeanne


Typist: Rudy


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