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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)

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.

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”."