What does Good mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goodnoun

    benefit

    "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"

  2. good, goodnessnoun

    moral excellence or admirableness

    "there is much good to be found in people"

  3. good, goodnessnoun

    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"

  4. commodity, trade good, goodadjective

    articles of commerce

  5. goodadjective

    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"

  6. full, goodadjective

    having the normally expected amount

    "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here"

  7. goodadjective

    morally admirable

  8. estimable, good, honorable, respectableadjective

    deserving of esteem and respect

    "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name"

  9. beneficial, goodadjective

    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"

  10. goodadjective

    agreeable or pleasing

    "we all had a good time"; "good manners"

  11. good, just, uprightadjective

    of moral excellence

    "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

  12. adept, expert, good, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilfuladjective

    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"

  13. goodadjective

    thorough

    "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning"

  14. dear, good, nearadjective

    with or in a close or intimate relationship

    "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"

  15. dependable, good, safe, secureadjective

    financially sound

    "a good investment"; "a secure investment"

  16. good, right, ripeadjective

    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"

  17. good, well(p)adjective

    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"

  18. effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)adjective

    exerting force or influence

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

  19. goodadjective

    capable of pleasing

    "good looks"

  20. good, seriousadjective

    appealing to the mind

    "good music"; "a serious book"

  21. good, soundadjective

    in excellent physical condition

    "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body"

  22. good, salutaryadjective

    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"

  23. good, honestadjective

    not forged

    "a good dollar bill"

  24. good, undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoiltadjective

    not left to spoil

    "the meat is still good"

  25. goodadverb

    generally admired

    "good taste"

  26. well, goodadverb

    (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"

  27. thoroughly, soundly, goodadverb

    completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

    "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"

Wikipedia

  1. Good

    In most contexts, the concept of good denotes the conduct that should be preferred when posed with a choice between possible actions. Good is generally considered to be the opposite of evil. The concept is of interest in the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, and the specific meaning and etiology of the term and its associated translations among ancient and contemporary languages has varied substantially in its inflected meaning depending on circumstances of place, history, religious context, or philosophical context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Good

    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

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  2. Good

    possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  3. Good

    kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  4. Good

    serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  5. Good

    clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  6. Good

    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

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  7. Good

    real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  8. Good

    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

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  9. Good

    not lacking or deficient; full; complete

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  10. Good

    not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  11. Goodnoun

    that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  12. Goodnoun

    advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  13. Goodnoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  14. Goodadverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  15. Goodverb

    to make good; to turn to good

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

  16. Goodverb

    to manure; to improve

    Etymology: [AS. Gd, akin to D. goed, OS. gd, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. gr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E. gather. 29 Cf. Gather.]

Freebase

  1. Good

    In economics, a good is a material that satisfies human wants and provides utility, for example, to a consumer making a purchase. A common distinction is made between 'goods' that are tangible property and services, which are non-physical. Commodities may be used as a synonym for economic goods but often refer to marketable raw materials and primary products. Although in economic theory, all goods are considered tangible, in reality certain classes of goods, such as information, only are in intangible forms. For example, among other goods an apple is a tangible object, while news belongs to an intangible class of goods and can be perceived only by means of an instrument such as print, broadcast or computer.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Good

    good, adj. 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: satisfactory: sufficient: valid: sound: serviceable: beneficial: real: serious, as in 'good earnest:' not small, considerable, as in 'good deal:' full, complete, as in 'good measure:' unblemished, honourable, as in 'good name:'—comp. bett′er; superl. best.—n. that which promotes happiness, success, &c.—opp. to Evil: prosperity: welfare: advantage, temporal or spiritual: moral qualities: virtue: (B.) possessions: (pl.) household furniture: movable property: merchandise (in composition, the equivalent of U.S. freight).—interj. well! right!—adv. well.—ns. Good′-breed′ing, polite manners formed by a good breeding or education; Good′-broth′er (Scot.), a brother-in-law.—n. or interj. Good′-bye, contracted from 'God be with you:' farewell, a form of address at parting.—adj. Good′-condi′tioned, being in a good state.—ns. or interjs. Good′-day, a common salutation, a contraction of 'I wish you a good day;' Good′-den, a corruption of good-e'en; Good′-e'en, Good′-ēv′en, Good′-ēve′ning, a salutation on meeting or parting in the evening.—adj. Good′-faced (Shak.), having a handsome face.—ns. Good′-fell′ow, a jolly or boon companion: a reveller; Good′-fell′owship, merry or pleasant company: conviviality.—n.pl. Good′-folk, a euphemism for the fairies, of whom it is best to speak respectfully.—adj. Good′-for-noth′ing, worthless, useless.—n. an idle person.—ns. Good′-Frī′day, a fast in memory of our Lord's crucifixion, held on the Friday of Passion-week; Good′-hū′mour, a cheerful temper, from the old idea that temper depended on the humours of the body.—adj. Good′-hū′moured.—adv. Good′-hū′mouredly.—n. Good′iness, weak, priggish, or canting goodness.—adj. Good′ish, pretty good, of fair quality or quantity.—interj. Good′-lack, an expression of surprise or pity—a variation of 'Good Lord,' under the influence of alack.—n. Good′liness.—adv. Good′ly (Spens.), excellently, kindly.—adj. good-like: good-looking: fine: excellent:—comp. Good′lier; superl. Good′liest.—ns. Good′lyhead (Spens.), goodness; Good′lyhood, grace; Goodman′ (B.), the man or master of the house—the correlative to it is

    Editors Contribution

    1. good

      Positive and loving feedback, feeling and attitude.

      The good news of the birth of the newborn is a joy to hear.

      Submitted by MaryC on May 5, 2020  
    2. good

      Useful.

      It is good news they are getting married on the day they choose.

      Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Good' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #120

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Good' in Written Corpus Frequency: #105

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Good' in Nouns Frequency: #1590

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Good' in Adjectives Frequency: #2

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Good in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Good in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Good in a Sentence

  1. Joseph McCroy:

    Once you get back, the first thing you try to do is find a good job. But if you ca n’t find a job, everything else starts to fall apart. My house was foreclosed on, truck repossessed, I got divorced … I was homeless.

  2. Kimberly Foss:

    The fundamentals are strong. We’ve got hourly earnings up [and] jobs are increasing. This is good for the economy.

  3. Oliver Wallin:

    Although the Fed has two explicit mandates - inflation and unemployment - they are going to be wary of what's happening in the wider global environment, including in China. That will no doubt influence the scale of the U.S. rate rises, there has been suspicion for some time that all is not as good as it seems in China. We are 'underweight' on emerging markets and have a feeling that there is more value to be found in the developed markets.

  4. Naad-Dre Amos:

    Having a good Monday today is always a better day for me, and I’m still positive about it.” ~ Naad-Dre Amos

  5. Bob Corker:

    It's becoming a cultish thing, isn't it? And it's not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of, purportedly, of the same party.

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