Definition Definition

Good - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Good' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Good [ 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.
2 . Good [ n.]
- That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
- Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
- 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.
3 . Good [ 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.
- Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
- Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
- Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
- Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
- 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.
- Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
- 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.
- Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
- Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
4 . Good [ v. t.]
- To make good; to turn to good.
- To manure; to improve.

Meaning of 'Good' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . good [ n]
Meaning (1):
- that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
Example in sentence:
  • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization;
  • weigh the good against the bad
Meaning (2):
- benefit
Example in sentence:
  • for your own good;
  • what's the good of worrying?
Meaning (3):
- moral excellence or admirableness
Example in sentence:
  • there is much good to be found in people
4 . good [ a]
Meaning (4):
- having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
Example in sentence:
  • a good check;
  • a good dress for the office;
  • a good exterior paint;
  • a good joke;
  • a good knife is one good for cutting;
  • a good report card;
  • a good secretary;
  • good news from the hospital;
  • this stump will make a good picnic table;
  • when she was good she was very very good
5 . good [ r]
Meaning (5):
- (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')
Example in sentence:
  • a task well done;
  • a well-argued thesis;
  • a well-planned party;
  • a well-seasoned dish;
  • he slept well;
  • the baby can walk pretty good;
  • the children behaved well;
  • the party went well
Meaning (6):
- completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
Example in sentence:
  • he was soundly defeated;
  • we beat him good
7 . good [ s]
Meaning (7):
- of moral excellence
Example in sentence:
  • a genuinely good person;
  • a just cause;
  • an upright and respectable man
Meaning (8):
- not forged
Example in sentence:
  • a good dollar bill
Meaning (9):
- with or in a close or intimate relationship
Example in sentence:
  • a good friend;
  • my sisters and brothers are near and dear
Meaning (10):
- financially safe
Example in sentence:
  • a good investment;
  • a secure investment
Meaning (11):
- having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
Example in sentence:
  • a good mechanic;
  • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer;
  • a practiced marksman;
  • a proficient engineer;
  • adept in handicrafts;
  • an adept juggler;
  • an expert job;
  • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
Meaning (12):
- having the normally expected amount
Example in sentence:
  • a good mile from here;
  • gives full measure;
  • gives good measure
Meaning (13):
- tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
Example in sentence:
  • a good night's sleep;
  • beneficial effects of a balanced diet;
  • the salutary influence of pure air
Meaning (14):
- most suitable or right for a particular purpose
Example in sentence:
  • a good time to plant tomatoes;
  • the right time to act;
  • the time is ripe for great sociological changes
Meaning (15):
- appealing to the mind
Example in sentence:
  • a serious book;
  • good music
Meaning (16):
- in excellent physical condition
Example in sentence:
  • a sound mind in a sound body;
  • good teeth;
  • I still have one good leg
Meaning (17):
- exerting force or influence
Example in sentence:
  • a warranty good for two years;
  • the law is already in effect (or in force);
  • the law is effective immediately
Meaning (18):
- deserving of esteem and respect
Example in sentence:
  • all respectable companies give guarantees;
  • ruined the family's good name
Meaning (19):
- resulting favorably
Example in sentence:
  • all's well that ends well;
  • it is good that you stayed;
  • it is well that no one saw you;
  • it's a good thing that I wasn't there
Meaning (20):
- promoting or enhancing well-being
Example in sentence:
  • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries;
  • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate;
  • the experience was good for her
Meaning (21):
- thorough
Example in sentence:
  • gave the house a good cleaning;
  • had a good workout
Meaning (22):
- capable of pleasing
Example in sentence:
  • good looks
Meaning (23):
- agreeable or pleasing
Example in sentence:
  • good manners;
  • we all had a good time
Meaning (24):
- generally admired
Example in sentence:
  • good taste
Meaning (25):
- not left to spoil
Example in sentence:
  • the meat is still good