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1 good /ˈgʊd/ adjective
better /ˈbɛtɚ/ ; best /ˈbɛst/
1 good
/ˈgʊd/
adjective
better /ˈbɛtɚ/ ; best /ˈbɛst/
Learner's definition of GOOD
: of high quality
: of somewhat high but not excellent quality
: correct or proper
: pleasant, pleasing, or enjoyable
see also good life, good-looking
: not having, marked by, or relating to problems, troubles, etc.
see also good luck at 1luck
: adequate or suitable
: sensible or reasonable
: producing or likely to produce a pleasant or favorable result
: having a desired quality
: expressing approval or praise
used in speech as a response
: not marked or affected by injury or disease : healthy
: not causing harm or trouble : causing something desired
often + for
: not morally bad or wrong : morally proper or correct
see also good life
: kind or helpful
sometimes used to formally make a request
: behaving properly : not causing trouble
: having or showing talent or skill : doing or able to do something well
often + at
sometimes used in a joking way
see also no good, not any good at 2good
: able to use something or to deal with something or someone well + with
: having a tendency to do something + about
: happy or pleased
: cheerful or calm
not used before a noun
used to say how long something will continue or be valid
: still suitable to eat or drink : not spoiled
used in phrases like good heavens and good God to express surprise or anger or to make a statement or question more forceful
see also good grief at grief
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: causing laughter : funny
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: large in size, amount, or quantity
: not less or fewer than a particular amount : at least used in the phrase a good
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always used before a noun : forceful or thorough
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: having a high social position or status
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always used before a noun
used to describe people who know each other well and care about each other very much
: showing true and constant support for someone
: belonging to and having loyalty to a group or organization
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not used before a noun sports
of a serve or shot : landing in the proper area of the court in tennis and similar games
of a shot or kick : successfully done
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not used before a noun, informal : not wanting or needing anything more

all in good time

see 1time

all well and good

see 2well

as good as

: almost or nearly

(as) good as gold

see 1gold

as good as it gets

informal
used to say that nothing better is possible or available
used to say that something is very good and cannot be improved

as good as new

see 1new

fight the good fight

see 1fight

for good measure

see 1measure

give as good as you get

see 1give

good and

chiefly US, informal /ˌgʊdn̩/
: very
: completely or entirely

good egg

see 1egg

good for

somewhat informal
: able to provide or produce (something) see also 1good 4b, 8a (above)

good for it

informal
: able to pay back a loan

good graces

see 1grace

good old

informal
used before a noun to describe a familiar person or thing with affection or approval
see also good old boy

good riddance

see riddance

good to go

US, informal
: ready to leave or to start doing something

good word

see 1word

have it good

: to be in a favorable position or situation

have the good grace

see 1grace

hold good

: to be true

if you know what's good for you

: if you want to avoid trouble, problems, etc.

in good company

see company

in good part

see 1part

make good

: to become successful
◊ If you make good your escape, you escape successfully.
: to do something that you have promised or threatened to do usually + on in U.S. English
: to pay for (something) usually + on
chiefly British : to repair (something)

so far, so good

see 1far

too good to be true

used to say that something cannot be as good as it seems to be

very good

formal
used as a response to say you will do something that you have been told or asked to do

what's good for the goose is good for the gander

see 1goose

with (a) good grace

see 1grace
2 good /ˈgʊd/ noun
plural goods
2 good
/ˈgʊd/
noun
plural goods
Learner's definition of GOOD
[noncount] : morally good forces or influences
[count] : something that is right or good
the good
[singular] : the pleasant things that happen to people
[singular] : things that are morally proper or correct
[plural] : morally good people
[noncount] : the part of someone that is kind, honest, generous, helpful, etc.
[noncount]
: something that helps someone or something to be better, stronger, etc.
: a useful or favorable result
see also no good (below)
goods [plural]
: products that are made or grown in order to be sold : things for sale
see also damaged goods, dry goods, durable goods, white goods
: things that are owned by a person
British : products carried by trains, trucks, etc. : freight used before another noun see also goods train

be any good

: to be useful or helpful see also no good (below)

deliver the goods

informal or chiefly British come up with the goods
: to produce the desired or promised results : to do what is wanted or expected

do good

: to do kind or helpful things : to do things that help other people
see also do-gooder
: to be useful or helpful used with any, much, some, etc.
: to be useful to or helpful for someone or something
◊ If you do not think that something is helpful, useful, or worth doing, you can ask What good does it do?, What good is it?, What's the good of it?, etc.

for good

also for good and all
: forever

have/get the goods on

informal
◊ To have/get the goods on someone is to have/get evidence showing that someone has done something wrong.

in good with

US, informal
: in a favored position with (someone)

it's an ill wind that blows no good

see 1ill

no good

or not any good
: not effective or useful
see also be any good (above)

not much good

: not very effective or useful

to the good

used to say that a particular result or effect is good or would be good usually used after all
used to indicate an amount of gain or profit

up to no good

informal
: doing bad things or planning to do bad things
3 good /ˈgʊd/ adverb
3 good
/ˈgʊd/
adverb
Learner's definition of GOOD
informal
chiefly US : 1well 1
◊ The use of good to mean “well” is considered wrong by many people. It occurs mainly in very informal speech.
chiefly US : completely and thoroughly
used for emphasis before words like long and many
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