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Meaning & Definition of Good in English

English

Good

/gʊd/

noun

1. Benefit

  • "For your own good"
  • "What's the good of worrying?"
    synonym:
  • good

2. Moral excellence or admirableness

  • "There is much good to be found in people"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • goodness

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • goodness

4. Articles of commerce

    synonym:
  • commodity
  • ,
  • trade good
  • ,
  • good

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • good

2. Having the normally expected amount

  • "Gives full measure"
  • "Gives good measure"
  • "A good mile from here"
    synonym:
  • full
  • ,
  • good

3. Morally admirable

    synonym:
  • good

4. Deserving of esteem and respect

  • "All respectable companies give guarantees"
  • "Ruined the family's good name"
    synonym:
  • estimable
  • ,
  • good
  • ,
  • honorable
  • ,
  • respectable

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • beneficial
  • ,
  • good

6. Agreeable or pleasing

  • "We all had a good time"
  • "Good manners"
    synonym:
  • good

7. Of moral excellence

  • "A genuinely good person"
  • "A just cause"
  • "An upright and respectable man"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • just
  • ,
  • upright

8. 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 by skillful retouching"
    synonym:
  • adept
  • ,
  • expert
  • ,
  • good
  • ,
  • practiced
  • ,
  • proficient
  • ,
  • skillful
  • ,
  • skilful

9. Thorough

  • "Had a good workout"
  • "Gave the house a good cleaning"
    synonym:
  • good

10. With or in a close or intimate relationship

  • "A good friend"
  • "My sisters and brothers are near and dear"
    synonym:
  • dear
  • ,
  • good
  • ,
  • near

11. Financially sound

  • "A good investment"
  • "A secure investment"
    synonym:
  • dependable
  • ,
  • good
  • ,
  • safe
  • ,
  • secure

12. 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"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • right
  • ,
  • ripe

13. 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"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • well(p)

14. Exerting force or influence

  • "The law is effective immediately"
  • "A warranty good for two years"
  • "The law is already in effect (or in force)"
    synonym:
  • effective
  • ,
  • good
  • ,
  • in effect(p)
  • ,
  • in force(p)

15. Capable of pleasing

  • "Good looks"
    synonym:
  • good

16. Appealing to the mind

  • "Good music"
  • "A serious book"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • serious

17. In excellent physical condition

  • "Good teeth"
  • "I still have one good leg"
  • "A sound mind in a sound body"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • sound

18. 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"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • salutary

19. Not forged

  • "A good dollar bill"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • honest

20. Not left to spoil

  • "The meat is still good"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • undecomposed
  • ,
  • unspoiled
  • ,
  • unspoilt

21. Generally admired

  • "Good taste"
    synonym:
  • good

adverb

1. (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-argued thesis"
  • "A well-seasoned dish"
  • "A well-planned party"
  • "The baby can walk pretty good"
    synonym:
  • well
  • ,
  • good

2. Completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

  • "He was soundly defeated"
  • "We beat him good"
    synonym:
  • thoroughly
  • ,
  • soundly
  • ,
  • good

Examples of using

A good programmer will influence everyone around him.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
Have you tried glühwein? I think it's pretty good.