Definition of good:


part of speech: adjective

Having qualities, whether physical or moral, desirable or suitable to the end proposed: promoting success, welfare, or happiness: virtuous: pious: kind: benevolent: proper: fit: competent: sufficient: valid: sound: serviceable: beneficial: real: serious, as in good earnest: not small, considerable, as in good deal: full, complete, as measure: unblemished, honorable, as in good name:- comp. BETTER; superl. BEST.

part of speech: adjective

Having suitable or desirable qualities; virtuous; kind; valid; sound; serviceable.

part of speech: noun

That which promotes happiness, success, etc.:- opposed to EVIL: prosperity: welfare: advantage, temporal or spiritual: moral qualities: virtue: ( B.) possessions:- pl. household furniture: movable property: merchandise.

part of speech: interjection

An expression of assent or pleasure; as, good! I am glad of it.

part of speech: noun

That which promotes welfare, & c.; prosperity; advantage.


part of speech: noun

Excellence; that which is right, not wrong; prosperity; benefit.

part of speech: adjective

Having excellent qualities; adapted to any particular work or use; as, fish are good for food; pious; moral; kind; favorable; beneficial; as, good counsel; cheerful as, good spirits; gracious and pleasing; as, good manners; undamaged; as, the dress was old, but still good; honest or genuine; as, good coin.

part of speech: adjective

Well! right!.

Usage examples for good:

  • But it did me good sir? "The Seaboard Parish, Complete", George MacDonald.
  • Is it not good of him? "Scenes and Characters", Charlotte M. Yonge.
  • " There's no good in standin' there, lookin' at it. "North, South and Over the Sea", M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell).
  • " That's good says th' prisidint. "Observations by Mr. Dooley", Finley Peter Dunne.

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