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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
good /gʊd/USA pronunciation   adj.,  bet•ter/ˈbɛtɚ/USA pronunciation  best/bɛst/USA pronunciation   n., interj., adv. 
adj. 
  1. morally excellent;
    virtuous:a wise and good man.
  2. satisfactory or excellent in quality, quantity, or degree:She was a good teacher.
  3. right;
    proper;
    fitting:[It + be + ~ + (that) clause]It is good that you are here.
  4. well-behaved;
    easy to supervise:What a good baby!
  5. kind or friendly:to do a good deed.
  6. honorable or worthy:the company's good name.
  7. educated and refined:comes from a good background.
  8. financially sound or safe:His credit is good.
  9. genuine;
    valid:My driver's license is good for another month.
  10. sensible;
    sound:to use good judgment.
  11. healthful;
    beneficial:Fresh fruit is good for you.
  12. in excellent condition;
    healthy:stays in good shape with exercise.
  13. not spoiled;
    that can be eaten or enjoyed:This food is still good.
  14. favorable:good news.
  15. cheerful;
    amiable:[before a noun]in good spirits.
  16. agreeable;
    enjoyable:[before a noun]Have a good time.
  17. attractive:has a good figure.
  18. sufficient;
    enough:[before a noun]a good supply.
  19. advantageous;
    satisfactory for the purpose:Yesterday was a good day for fishing.
  20. skillful;
    clever:He's good at arithmetic.
  21. skillfully done:a really good job.
  22. Linguisticsconforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc.;
    correct:He writes very good English.
  23. socially proper:good manners.
  24. comparatively new or of relatively fine quality or condition:She wore her good clothes.
  25. full;
    complete;
    thorough:[before a noun]a good day's journey from here.
  26. fairly large:a good amount.
  27. free from precipitation or cloudiness:good weather.
  28. fertile;
    rich:good soil.
  29. loyal;
    dependable;
    reliable:a good friend.
  30. Sport(of a return, service, or shot in tennis, handball, etc.) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court.
  31. [before a noun] favorably regarded (used with names):the good shipSyrena.

n. 
  1. profit or advantage;
    worth;
    benefit:[used with negative words, or in questions;  uncountable]What good will that do?
  2. excellence or merit;
    kindness:[uncountable]to do good.
  3. morally right, correct, or proper behavior;
    goodness;
    virtue:[uncountable]to be a power for good.
  4. Businessgoods, [plural]
    • possessions, esp. movable effects or personal property.
    • articles of trade:linen goods.
    • Informal Termswhat has been promised or is expected:to deliver the goods.
    • Informal Termsevidence of guilt, as stolen articles:were caught with the goods.

interj. 
  1. This word is used to express approval or satisfaction:Good! Now we can all go home.

adv. 
  1. Informal Termswell:You did good; you should be proud.
Idioms
  1. a good deal of, [+ uncountable noun] quite a lot:a good deal of money.See deal.
  2. Idiomscome to no good, to end in failure or as a failure:She'll come to no good if she hangs around with that bad crowd.
  3. Idiomsfor good, finally and permanently;
    forever:We left that country for good.
  4. Idiomsgood and, This phrase is used to mean "very'' and comes before an adjective or adverb to express intensity:The coffee is good and hot.
  5. Idiomsgood for, [be + ~]
    • certain to repay (money owed):I'm sure she's good for that debt.
    • the equivalent in value of:This pass is good for two free seats.
    • serviceable or useful for (a specified length of time or distance):This warranty is only good for ninety days.
  6. make good, to repay (money owed);
    to compensate for, as a loss;
    to fulfill, as a promise:made good on the debt.
  7. Idiomsno good, without value or merit:Face it, that car is no good.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
good  (gŏŏd),USA pronunciation adj.,  bet•ter, best, n., interj., adv. 
adj. 
  1. morally excellent;
    virtuous;
    righteous;
    pious:a good man.
  2. satisfactory in quality, quantity, or degree:a good teacher; good health.
  3. of high quality;
    excellent.
  4. right;
    proper;
    fit:It is good that you are here. His credentials are good.
  5. well-behaved:a good child.
  6. kind, beneficent, or friendly:to do a good deed.
  7. honorable or worthy;
    in good standing:a good name.
  8. educated and refined:She has a good background.
  9. financially sound or safe:His credit is good.
  10. genuine;
    not counterfeit:a good quarter.
  11. sound or valid:good judgment; good reasons.
  12. reliable;
    dependable;
    responsible:good advice.
  13. healthful;
    beneficial:Fresh fruit is good for you.
  14. in excellent condition;
    healthy:good teeth.
  15. not spoiled or tainted;
    edible;
    palatable:The meat was still good after three months in the freezer.
  16. favorable;
    propitious:good news.
  17. cheerful;
    optimistic;
    amiable:in good spirits.
  18. free of distress or pain;
    comfortable:to feel good after surgery.
  19. agreeable;
    pleasant:Have a good time.
  20. attractive;
    handsome:She has a good figure.
  21. (of the complexion) smooth;
    free from blemish.
  22. close or intimate;
    warm:She's a good friend of mine.
  23. sufficient or ample:a good supply.
  24. advantageous;
    satisfactory for the purpose:a good day for fishing.
  25. competent or skillful;
    clever:a good manager; good at arithmetic.
  26. skillfully or expertly done:a really good job; a good play.
  27. conforming to rules of grammar, usage, etc.;
    correct:good English.
  28. socially proper:good manners.
  29. remaining available to one:Don't throw good money after bad.
  30. comparatively new or of relatively fine quality:Don't play in the mud in your good clothes.
  31. best or most dressy:He wore his good suit to the office today.
  32. full:a good day's journey away.
  33. fairly large or great:a good amount.
  34. free from precipitation or cloudiness:good weather.
  35. Medicine(of a patient's condition) having stable and normal vital signs, being conscious and comfortable, and having excellent appetite, mobility, etc.
  36. fertile;
    rich:good soil.
  37. loyal:a good Democrat.
  38. (of a return or service in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) landing within the limits of a court or section of a court.
  39. Sport[Horse Racing.](of the surface of a track) drying after a rain so as to be still slightly sticky:This horse runs best on a good track.
  40. Food(of meat, esp. beef ) noting or pertaining to the specific grade below "choice,'' containing more lean muscle and less edible fat than "prime'' or "choice.''
  41. favorably regarded (used as an epithet for a ship, town, etc.):the good shipSyrena.
  42. Idiomsas good as. See  as 1 (def. 18).
  43. Idiomsgood for: 
    • certain to repay (money owed) because of integrity, financial stability, etc.
    • the equivalent in value of:Two thousand stamps are good for one coffeepot.
    • able to survive or continue functioning for (the length of time or the distance indicated):These tires are good for another 10,000 miles.
    • valid or in effect for (the length of time indicated):a license good for one year.
    • (used as an expression of approval):Good for you!
  44. Nauticalgood full, (of a sail or sails) well filled, esp. when sailing close to the wind;
    clean full;
    rap full.
  45. Idiomsmake good: 
    • to make recompense for;
      repay.
    • to implement an agreement;
      fulfill.
    • to be successful.
    • to substantiate;
      verify.
    • to carry out;
      accomplish;
      execute:The convicts made good their getaway.
  46. Idiomsno good, without value or merit;
    worthless;
    contemptible:The check was no good.

n. 
  1. profit or advantage;
    worth;
    benefit:What good will that do? We shall work for the common good.
  2. excellence or merit;
    kindness:to do good.
  3. moral righteousness;
    virtue:to be a power for good.
  4. Food(esp. in the grading of U.S. beef ) an official grade below that of "choice.''
  5. Businessgoods: 
    • possessions, esp. movable effects or personal property.
    • articles of trade;
      wares;
      merchandise:canned goods.
    • Informal Termswhat has been promised or is expected:to deliver the goods.
    • Informal Termsthe genuine article.
    • Informal Termsevidence of guilt, as stolen articles:to catch someone with the goods.
    • cloth or textile material:top-quality linen goods.
    • British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]merchandise sent by land, rather than by water or air.
  6. Idiomscome to no good, to end in failure or as a failure:Her jealous relatives said that she would come to no good.
  7. Idiomsfor good, finally and permanently;
    forever:to leave the country for good.Also,  for good and all. 
  8. the good: 
    • the ideal of goodness or morality.
    • good things or persons collectively.
  9. Idiomsto the good: 
    • generally advantageous:That's all to the good, but what do I get out of it?
    • richer in profit or gain:When he withdrew from the partnership, he was several thousand dollars to the good.

interj. 
  1. (used as an expression of approval or satisfaction):Good! Now we can all go home.

adv. 
  1. Informal Termswell.
  2. Informal Terms, Idiomsgood and, very;
    completely;
    exceedingly:This soup is good and hot.
  • bef. 900; Middle English (adjective, adjectival, adverb, adverbial, and noun, nominal); Old English gōd (adjective, adjectival); cognate with Dutch goed, German gut, Old Norse gōthr, Gothic goths
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged pure, moral, conscientious, meritorious, worthy, exemplary, upright.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged commendable, admirable.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged obedient, heedful.
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged kindly, benevolent, humane, gracious, obliging.
    • 23.See corresponding entry in Unabridged full, adequate.
    • 24.See corresponding entry in Unabridged profitable, useful, serviceable, beneficial.
    • 25.See corresponding entry in Unabridged efficient, proficient, capable, able, ready, suited, suitable, dexterous, expert, adroit, apt.
    • 51.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  property. 
    Good is common as an adverb in informal speech, especially after forms of do: He did good on the test. She sees good with her new glasses. This use does not occur in formal speech or edited writing, where the adverb well is used instead:He did well on the test. She sees well with her new glasses.The adjective good is standard after linking verbs like taste, smell, look, feel, be, and seem: Everything tastes good. The biscuits smell good. You're looking good today. When used after look or feel, good may refer to spirits as well as health:I'm feeling pretty good this morning, ready to take on the world.Well is both an adjective and an adverb. As an adjective used after look, feel, or other linking verbs, it often refers to good health:You're looking well; we missed you while you were in the hospital.See also  bad. 


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good /ɡʊd/ adj (better, best)
  1. having admirable, pleasing, superior, or positive qualities; not negative, bad or mediocre: a good idea, a good teacher
  2. morally excellent or admirable; virtuous; righteous: a good man
  3. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the good
  4. suitable or efficient for a purpose: a good secretary, a good winter coat
  5. beneficial or advantageous: vegetables are good for you
  6. not ruined or decayed; sound or whole: the meat is still good
  7. kindly, generous, or approving: you are good to him
  8. valid or genuine: I would not do this without good reason
  9. honourable or held in high esteem: a good family
  10. commercially or financially secure, sound, or safe: good securities, a good investment
  11. (of a draft) drawn for a stated sum
  12. (of debts) expected to be fully paid
  13. clever, competent, or talented: he's good at science
  14. obedient or well-behaved: a good dog
  15. reliable, safe, or recommended: a good make of clothes
  16. affording material pleasure or indulgence: the good things in life, the good life
  17. having a well-proportioned, beautiful, or generally fine appearance: a good figure, a good complexion
  18. complete; full: I took a good look round the house
  19. propitious; opportune: a good time to ask the manager for a rise
  20. satisfying or gratifying: a good rest
  21. comfortable: did you have a good night?
  22. newest or of the best quality: to keep the good plates for important guests
  23. fairly large, extensive, or long: a good distance away
  24. sufficient; ample: we have a good supply of food
  25. a good onean unbelievable assertion
  26. a very funny joke
  27. as good asvirtually; practically: it's as good as finished
  28. good andinformal (intensifier): good and mad
  29. (intensifier; used in mild oaths): good grief!, good heavens!
interj
  1. an exclamation of approval, agreement, pleasure, etc
n
  1. moral or material advantage or use; benefit or profit: for the good of our workers, what is the good of worrying?
  2. positive moral qualities; goodness; virtue; righteousness; piety
  3. (sometimes capital) moral qualities seen as a single abstract entity: we must pursue the Good
  4. a good thing
  5. a commodity or service that satisfies a human need
  6. for good, for good and allforever; permanently: I have left them for good
  7. make goodto recompense or repair damage or injury
  8. to be successful
  9. to demonstrate or prove the truth of (a statement or accusation)
  10. to secure and retain (a position)
  11. to effect or fulfil (something intended or promised)

See also goodsEtymology: Old English gōd; related to Old Norse gōthr, Old High German guot good

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