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Definition of "good" [good]

  • Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor: a good experience; good news from the hospital. (adjective)
  • Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing: a good exterior paint; a good joke. (adjective)
  • Serving the desired purpose or end; suitable: Is this a good dress for the party? (adjective)
  • Not spoiled or ruined: The milk is still good. (adjective)
  • In excellent condition; sound: a good tooth. (adjective)
  • Having admirable, pleasing, superior, or positive qualities; not negative, bad, or mediocre (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Morally excellent or admirable; virtuous; righteous (adjective)
  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Suitable or efficient for a purpose (adjective)
  • Beneficial or advantageous (adjective)
  • Not ruined or decayed; sound or whole (adjective)
  • Kindly, generous, or approving (adjective)
  • Right or acceptable (adjective)
  • Rich and fertile (adjective)
  • Valid or genuine (adjective)
  • Honourable or held in high esteem (adjective)
  • Commercially or financially secure, sound, or safe (adjective)
  • (of a draft) drawn for a stated sum (adjective)
  • (of debts) expected to be fully paid (adjective)
  • Clever, competent, or talented (adjective)
  • Obedient or well-behaved (adjective)
  • Reliable, safe, or recommended (adjective)
  • Affording material pleasure or indulgence (adjective)
  • Having a well-proportioned, beautiful, or generally fine appearance (adjective)
  • Complete; full (adjective)
  • Propitious; opportune (adjective)
  • Satisfying or gratifying (adjective)
  • Comfortable (adjective)
  • Newest or of the best quality (adjective)
  • Fairly large, extensive, or long (adjective)
  • Sufficient; ample (adjective)
  • (of meat) of the third government grade, above standard and below choice (adjective)
  • Serious or intellectual (adjective)
  • Used in a traditional description (adjective)
  • Used in polite or patronizing phrases or to express anger (often intended ironically) (adjective)
  • (intensifier; used in mild oaths) (adjective)
  • An exclamation of approval, agreement, pleasure, etc (exclamation)
  • Moral or material advantage or use; benefit or profit (noun)
  • Positive moral qualities; goodness; virtue; righteousness; piety (noun)
  • Moral qualities seen as a single abstract entity (noun)
  • A good thing (noun)
  • A commodity or service that satisfies a human need (noun)

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Use "good" in a sentence
  • "I could be assured just seeing his logo that the editors thought the book was good enough to shuck out the bucks for *good* cover art, at least."
  • "I think he may have taken it as me suggesting that our program wasn't good enough, and by extension that I thought I was *too good*, which wasn't the case at all- I simply wanted my undergrads to have the chance to work with different people, and perhaps to work with MA programs better known to the doctoral programs they'd next apply to."
  • "Anyway, I said, “Maddux is a good guy…..good luck”."