(noun, adjective, verb, adverb, interjection)


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

Similar word(s): ample, full

3. morally admirable

Similar word(s): good, angelic, angelical, beatific, sainted, saintlike, saintly, redeeming, redemptive, saving, white, moral, right, righteous, virtuous, worthy

4. deserving of esteem and respect

- ruined the family's good name

Similar word(s): reputable, estimable, honorable, respectable

5. promoting or enhancing well-being

- the experience was good for her

Similar word(s): advantageous, favorable, favourable, beneficial

6. agreeable or pleasing

- we all had a good time

- good manners

Similar word(s): nice

7. of moral excellence

- a genuinely good person

Similar word(s): righteous, just, upright

8. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

- a good mechanic

Similar word(s): skilled, adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful

9. thorough

- 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

Similar word(s): close, dear, near

11. financially safe

- a good investment

Similar word(s): sound, dependable, safe, secure

12. most suitable or right for a particular purpose

- a good time to plant tomatoes

Similar word(s): opportune, right, ripe

13. resulting favorably

- it's a good thing that I wasn't there

- it is good that you stayed

Similar word(s): fortunate, well

14. exerting force or influence

- a warranty good for two years

Similar word(s): operative, effective

15. capable of pleasing

- good looks

Similar word(s): pleasing

16. appealing to the mind

- good music

Similar word(s): intellectual, serious

17. in excellent physical condition

- good teeth

- I still have one good leg

Similar word(s): healthy, sound

18. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

- a good night's sleep

Similar word(s): healthful, salutary

19. not forged

- a good dollar bill

Similar word(s): echt, genuine, honest

20. not left to spoil

- the meat is still good

Similar word(s): fresh, unspoiled, unspoilt

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

Similar word(s): soundly, thoroughly


1. That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.

- Good! I can leave now.


1. benefit

- for your own good

- what's the good of worrying?

Definition categories: attribute, advantage, vantage

2. moral excellence or admirableness

- there is much good to be found in people

Similar word(s): goodness

Definition categories: attribute, morality

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

Definition categories: attribute, quality

4. articles of commerce

Similar word(s): commodity

Definition categories: man–made, artefact, artifact

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.