(1)   Promoting or enhancing well-being
"An arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"
"The beneficial effects of a temperate climate"
"The experience was good for her"
(2)   Having the normally expected amount
"Gives full measure"
"Gives good measure"
"A good mile from here"
(3)   With or in a close or intimate relationship
"A good friend"
"My sisters and brothers are near and dear"
(4)   Thorough
"Had a good workout"
"Gave the house a good cleaning"
(5)   Generally admired
"Good taste"
(6)   Exerting force or influence
"The law is effective immediately"
"A warranty good for two years"
"The law is already in effect (or in force)"
(7)   Resulting favorably
"Its 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"
(8)   Not left to spoil
"The meat is still good"
(9)   Not forged
"A good dollar bill"
(10)   Having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
"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"
(11)   Morally admirable
(12)   Tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
"Beneficial effects of a balanced diet"
"A good night's sleep"
"The salutary influence of pure air"
(13)   In excellent physical condition
"Good teeth"
"I still have one good leg"
"A sound mind in a sound body"
(14)   Appealing to the mind
"Good music"
"A serious book"
(15)   Agreeable or pleasing
"We all had a good time"
"Good manners"
(16)   Most suitable or right for a particular purpose
"A good time to plant tomatoes"
"The right time to act"
"The time is ripe for great sociological changes"
(17)   Capable of pleasing
"Good looks"
(18)   Deserving of esteem and respect
"All respectable companies give guarantees"
"Ruined the family's good name"
(19)   Of moral excellence
"A genuinely good person"
"A just cause"
"An upright and respectable man"
(20)   Having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
"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"
(21)   Financially sound
"A good investment"
"A secure investment"


(22)   (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')
"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"
(23)   In a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')
"He was soundly defeated"
"We beat him good"


(24)   Articles of commerce
(25)   Moral excellence or admirableness
"There is much good to be found in people"


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  1. Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
    good intentions
  2. Useful for a particular purpose (it’s a good watch).
  3. Of food, edible; not stale or rotten.
    still good
  4. Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste.
  5. Of food, healthful; full of vitamins and minerals.
    good for you
  6. Pleasant; enjoyable.
    a good time
  7. Of people, competent or talented.
    a good swimmer
  8. Effective.
    a good worker
  9. Favourable.
    a good omen
    good weather
  10. Beneficial; worthwhile.
    a good job
  11. With "and", extremely. (The soup is good and hot.)
  12. Goody-goody; lacking in spirit or personality.
  13. Holy.
  14. Reasonable in amount.
    all in good time
  15. Large in amount or size.
    A good part of his day was spent shopping.
    It will be a good while longer until he's done.
    He's had a good amount of troubles, he has.
    a good while longer
    a good amount of seeds
    For the better part of one hundred years, this was the home of Cook County Hospital.
  16. Entire.
    This hill will take a good hour and a half to climb.
    The car was a good ten miles away.



  1. Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.
    • 1906, Zane Grey, The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley
      If Silvertip refuses to give you the horse, grab him before he can draw a weapon, and beat him good. You're big enough to do it.
    • 2007 April 19, Jimmy Wales, “Jimmy Wales on the User-Generated Generation”, Fresh Air, WHYY, Pennsylvania
      The one thing that we can't throw out the baby with the bathwater.... We know our process works pretty darn good and, uh, it’s really sparked this amazing phenomenon of this...high-quality website.


  1. The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
  2. A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  3. The abstract instantiation of something qualified by the adjective; e.g., "The best is the enemy of the good."
  4. An item of merchandise.