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

  • It's good to have a cry sometimes.
  • Blackpool Scorpions notched their first away win of the season against a good attacking Leigh team.
  • High bad cholesterol and low good cholesterol. Times, Sunday Times
  • Before we did anything we wrote and rewrote the script until we felt what we had got written down was a really good story.
  • The school has a very good relationship with the community.
  • But yes, good of Prof. Adler, who I hope will be a little chary of Althousian pseudoreality in future. The Volokh Conspiracy » Taking the Washington Post to School
  • It's good for you to suck in fresh shore air.
  • Here's the good news: When you bring what I call unconditional presence to the trance of fear, you create the foundation for true spiritual awakening. Undefined
  • She is simply bartering goodies in return for comparative quietness.
  • If there was any hope of holding on to even a shred of her dwindling self-respect, she should do exactly what she knew Margo would do—close the laptop, take her de-scrunchied, perfumed, and nearly thonged self down to the nearest club, pick up the first passably good-looking stranger who asked her to dance, and bring him back to the apartment for some safe but anonymous sex. Goodnight Tweetheart
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