meaning of good

1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp. , in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc. ; -- opposed to evil.
Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
To make good; to turn to good.
To manure; to improve.
An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty.
GOOD Graph-Oriented Object Database Good Thing From the 1930 Sellar and Yeatman parody "1066 And All That" Often capitalised; always pronounced as if capitalised. 1. Self-evidently wonderful to anyone in a position to notice: "The Trailblazers 19. 2 Kbaud PEP mode with on-the-fly Lempel-Ziv compression is a Good Thing for sites relaying netnews". 2. Something that cant possibly have any ill side-effects and may save considerable grief later: "Removing the self-modifying code from that shared library would be a Good Thing". 3. When said of software tools or libraries, as in "Yacc is a Good Thing", specifically connotes that the thing has drastically reduced a programmers work load. Opposite: Bad Thing, compare big win. [Jargon File]
moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in ">people"

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