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
Similar word(s): best, better, favorable, favourable, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, old, peachy, smashing, swell, goodish, hot, redeeming, acceptable, decent, satisfactory, solid, superb, good, obedient, respectable
2. having the normally expected amount
- gives good measure
- a good mile from here
3. morally admirable
4. deserving of esteem and respect
- ruined the family's good name
5. promoting or enhancing well-being
- the experience was good for her
6. agreeable or pleasing
- we all had a good time
- good manners
Similar word(s): nice
7. of moral excellence
- a genuinely good person
8. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
- a good mechanic
- had a good workout
- gave the house a good cleaning
Similar word(s): complete
10. with or in a close or intimate relationship
- a good friend
11. financially safe
- a good investment
12. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
- a good time to plant tomatoes
13. resulting favorably
- it's a good thing that I wasn't there
- it is good that you stayed
14. exerting force or influence
- a warranty good for two years
15. capable of pleasing
- good looks
Similar word(s): pleasing
16. appealing to the mind
- good music
17. in excellent physical condition
- good teeth
- I still have one good leg
18. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
- a good night's sleep
19. not forged
- a good dollar bill
20. not left to spoil
- the meat is still good
21. generally admired
- good taste
Similar word(s): discriminating
Sentences with good as an adjective:
- good intentions
- a good swimmer
- Can you lend me fifty dollars? You know I'm good for it.
- Would you like a glass of water? — I'm good.
- [Are] you good? — Yeah, I'm fine.
- it’s a good watch; the flashlight batteries are still good
- a good worker
- in good sooth
- The bread is still good.
- The food was very good.
- Eat a good dinner so you will be ready for the big game tomorrow.
- carrots are good for you; walking is good for you
- the music, dancing, and food were very good; we had a good time
- a good omen; good weather
- a good job
- The soup is good and hot.
- Good Friday
- all in good time
- a good while longer; a good number of seeds; A good part of his day was spent shopping. It will be a good while longer until he's done. He's had a good amount of troubles, he has.
- This hill will take a good hour and a half to climb. The car was a good ten miles away.
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 baby can walk pretty good
Similar word(s): well
2. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
- we beat him good
1. That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
- Good! I can leave now.
- for your own good
- what's the good of worrying?
2. moral excellence or admirableness
- there is much good to be found in people
Similar word(s): 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
Similar word(s): goodness
4. articles of commerce
Similar word(s): commodity
Sentences with good as a noun:
- The best is the enemy of the good.
1. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
2. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make good; turn to good; improve.
3. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.
4. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To benefit; gain.
5. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
6. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
7. (reflexive, now chiefly dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
8. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.