- The definition of good is someone or something that is efficient, useful, healthy, strong, happy or skilled.
- An example of good is a washing machine that cleans clothes well and doesn't use much water.
- An example of good is a productive employee.
- An example of good is 20/20 vision.
- An example of good is a chair that can hold larger people.
- An example of good is feeling comfortable and joyful.
- An example of good is a mechanic that can fix any car.
This woman feels good.
good definition by Webster's New World
- suitable to a purpose; effective; efficient: a lamp good to read by
- producing favorable results; beneficial; salutary: good exercise for the legs
- in accord with prevailing usage: good English
- clever or witty: a good quip
- excellent of its kind: a good novel
- best or considered best: her good china
- virtuous; honest; just
- pious; devout
- kind, benevolent, generous, sympathetic, etc.
- well-behaved; dutiful
- proper; becoming; correct: good manners
- socially acceptable: a good family
- to a considerable amount, extent, or degree: a good many, a good beating at least; full: we waited a good six hours
Origin: Middle English gode ; from Old English gōd, akin to German gut ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ghedh-, to unite, be associated, suitable from source gather
- that which is morally right
- worth; virtue; merit: the good in a man
- something contributing to health, welfare, happiness, etc.; benefit; advantage: the greatest good of the greatest number
- something desirable or desired
good definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective bet·ter , best best
- Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor: a good experience; good news from the hospital.
- a. Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing: a good exterior paint; a good joke.b. Serving the desired purpose or end; suitable: Is this a good dress for the party?
- a. Not spoiled or ruined: The milk is still good.b. In excellent condition; sound: a good tooth.
- a. Superior to the average; satisfactory: a good student.b. Used formerly to refer to the U.S. Government grade of meat higher than standard and lower than choice.
- a. Of high quality: good books.b. Discriminating: good taste.
- Worthy of respect; honorable: ruined the family's good name.
- Attractive; handsome: good looks.
- Beneficial to health; salutary: a good night's rest.
- Competent; skilled: a good machinist.
- Complete; thorough: a good workout.
- a. Reliable; sure: a good investment.b. Valid or true: a good reason.c. Genuine; real: a good dollar bill.
- a. In effect; operative: a warranty good for two years; a driver's license that is still good.b. Able to continue in a specified activity: I'm good for another round of golf.
- a. Able to pay or contribute: Is she good for the money that you lent her?b. Able to elicit a specified reaction: He is always good for a laugh.
- a. Ample; substantial: a good income.b. Bountiful: a good table.
- Full: It is a good mile from here.
- a. Pleasant; enjoyable: had a good time at the party.b. Propitious; favorable: good weather; a good omen.
- a. Of moral excellence; upright: a good person.b. Benevolent; kind: a good soul; a good heart.c. Loyal; staunch: a good Republican.
- a. Well-behaved; obedient: a good child.b. Socially correct; proper: good manners.
- Sports a. Landing within bounds or within a particular area of a court and therefore in play: The first serve was wide, but the second was good.b. Passing between the uprights of the goal and therefore scoring, as a field goal in football.
- Used to form exclamatory phrases expressing surprise or dismay: Good heavens! Good grief!
- a. Something that is good.b. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
- Welfare; benefit: for the common good.
- Goodness; virtue: There is much good to be found in people.
- goodsa. Commodities; wares: frozen goods.b. Portable personal property.c. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Fabric; material.
- goods Slang Incriminating information or evidence: tried to get the goods on the crook.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English gōd; see ghedh- in Indo-European roots.Usage Note: Good is properly used as an adjective with linking verbs such as be, seem, or appear: The future looks good. The soup tastes good. It should not be used as an adverb with other verbs: The car runs well (not good). Thus, The dress fits well and looks good. See Usage Note at well2.
good - Phrases/Idioms
as good as
come to no good
for good (and all)
- able to survive, endure, or be used for (a specified period of time)
- worth a coupon good for 10¢
- able to pay, repay, or give
- sure to result in good for a laugh
- â used to express approval good for you!
- those who are good
- what is morally good
to the good
as good as
- Futile; useless: It's no good arguing with them.
to the good
- For the best; advantageous.
- In an advantageous financial position: ended up to the good.