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Dictionary definition for: Good

1. (r) (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 children behaved well" "a task well done" "the party went well" "he slept well" "a well-ar

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

3. (a) 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 p

4. (n) moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"

5. (r) in a complete and thorough manner (`good" is sometimes used informally for "thoroughly'') "he was soundly defeated" "we beat him good"

6. (s) having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure" "gives good measure" "a good mile from here"

7. (a) morally admirable

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

9. (s) deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees" "ruined the family''s good name"

10. (s) promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries" "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate" "the experience was good for her"

11. (s) superior to the average; "in fine spirits" "a fine student" "made good grades" "morale was good" "had good weather for the parade"

12. (s) agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time" "good manners"

13. (s) of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person" "a just cause" "an upright and respectable man" "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass

14. (s) having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "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 b

15. (s) thorough; "had a good workout" "gave the house a good cleaning"

16. (s) with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend" "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

17. (a) having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile" "a benevolent nature"

18. (s) financially sound; "a good investment" "a secure investment"

19. (s) 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"

20. (s) resulting favorably; "its 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"

21. (s) exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately" "a warranty good for two years" "the law is already in effect (or in force)

22. (s) capable of pleasing; "good looks"

23. (s) appealing to the mind; "good music" "a serious book"

24. (s) in excellent physical condition; "good teeth" "I still have one good leg" "a sound mind in a sound body"

25. (s) 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"

26. (s) not forged; "a good dollar bill"

27. (s) not left to spoil; "the meat is still good"

28. (s) generally admired; "good taste"

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