Definition and Meanings for good

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Good is ranked 5,106 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of good

adjective, comparative, superlative, noun, adverb, transitive verb

Etymology of good

as. g, akin to d. goed, os. g, ohg. guot, g. gut, icel. g, sw. & dan. god, goth. g; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to e. gather. gather

Meaning of good

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
  • possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
  • kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
  • serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
  • clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
  • adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
  • real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
  • not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
  • not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
  • not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.

as noun

  • that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
  • advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
  • wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. in law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.

as noun

    as adverb

    • well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.

    as transitive verb

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