English adjective: good
|1.||good having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified|
|Samples||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.
|Similar||acceptable, bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, good enough, goodish, great, groovy, hot, keen, neat, nifty, not bad, peachy, redeeming, satisfactory, slap-up, smashing, solid, superb, swell, well behaved, well-behaved|
|See also||best, better, favorable, favourable, good, obedient, respectable|
|2.||good having the normally expected amount|
|Samples||Gives full measure.|
Gives good measure.
A good mile from here.
|Antonyms||meager, meagerly, meagre, scrimpy, stingy|
|3.||good morally admirable|
|Similar||angelic, angelical, beatific, goody-goody, redeeming, redemptive, sainted, saintlike, saintly, saving, white|
|See also||good, moral, right, righteous, virtuous, worthy|
|4.||good deserving of esteem and respect|
|Samples||All respectable companies give guarantees.|
Ruined the family's good name.
|Synonyms||estimable, honorable, respectable|
|5.||good promoting or enhancing well-being|
|Samples||An arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries.|
The beneficial effects of a temperate climate.
The experience was good for her.
|6.||good agreeable or pleasing|
|Samples||We all had a good time.|
|7.||good of moral excellence|
|Samples||A genuinely good person.|
A just cause.
An upright and respectable man.
|8.||good having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful|
|Samples||Had a good workout.|
Gave the house a good cleaning.
|10.||good with or in a close or intimate relationship|
|Samples||A good friend.|
My sisters and brothers are near and dear.
|11.||good financially sound|
|Samples||A good investment.|
A secure investment.
|Synonyms||dependable, safe, secure|
|12.||good most suitable or right for a particular purpose|
|Samples||A good time to plant tomatoes.|
The right time to act.
The time is ripe for great sociological changes.
|13.||good resulting favorably|
|Samples||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.
|14.||good exerting force or influence|
|Samples||The law is effective immediately.|
A warranty good for two years.
The law is already in effect (or in force).
|Synonyms||effective, in effect, in force|
|15.||good capable of pleasing|
|16.||good appealing to the mind|
A serious book.
|17.||good in excellent physical condition|
I still have one good leg.
A sound mind in a sound body.
|18.||good tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health|
|Samples||Beneficial effects of a balanced diet.|
A good night's sleep.
The salutary influence of pure air.
|19.||good not forged|
|Samples||A good dollar bill.|
|20.||good not left to spoil|
|Samples||The meat is still good.|
|Synonyms||undecomposed, unspoiled, unspoilt|
|21.||good generally admired|
English noun: good
|1.||good (attribute) benefit|
|Samples||For your own good.|
What's the good of worrying?.
|Broader (hypernym)||advantage, vantage|
|Narrower (hyponym)||common good, commonweal|
|2.||good (attribute) moral excellence or admirableness|
|Samples||There is much good to be found in people.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beneficence, benignancy, benignity, graciousness, kindness, moral excellence, saintliness, summum bonum, virtue, virtue, virtuousness|
|3.||good (attribute) that which is pleasing or valuable or useful|
|Samples||Weigh the good against the bad.|
Among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization.
|Narrower (hyponym)||benefit, better, better, desirability, desirableness, optimum, soundness, welfare, wisdom, wiseness, worthiness|
|4.||good (artifact) articles of commerce|
|Synonyms||commodity, trade good|
|Broader (hypernym)||artefact, artifact|
|Narrower (hyponym)||basic, consumer goods, drygoods, entrant, export, exportation, fancy goods, fungible, future, import, importation, merchandise, middling, product, salvage, shopping, soft goods, sporting goods, staple, ware, worldly good, worldly possession|
English adverb: good
|1.||good (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')|
|Samples||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.
|Domain usage||combining form|
|Antonyms||ill, poorly, badly|
|2.||good completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')|
|Samples||He was soundly defeated.|
We beat him good.