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good meaning

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  • Good may refer to: Good and evil, the distinction between positive and negative entities Good (economics), objects produced for market Good (religion) Good (surname) Good, West Virginia, United States
  • NounPLgoods
    1. NU The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
      1. And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them. Soft heartedness caused more harm than good.
    2. NC A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
      1. NU The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
        1. NC (chiefly in the plural) An item of merchandise.
        2. VerbSGgoodsPRgoodingPT, PPgooded
          1. VI (now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
            1. VT (now chiefly dialectal) To make good; turn to good; improve.
              1. VI (now chiefly dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.
                1. VI (now chiefly dialectal) To benefit; gain.
                  1. VT (now chiefly dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
                    1. VT (now chiefly dialectal) To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
                      1. (reflexive, now chiefly dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
                        1. VT (now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.
                        2. AdjectiveCOMbetterSUPbest
                          1. (heading) Of people.
                            1. good intentions ‎
                            2. a good swimmer ‎
                            3. Can you lend me fifty dollars? You know I'm good for it. ‎
                            4. Would you like a glass of water? — I'm good. ‎
                            5. [Are] you good? — Yeah, I'm fine. ‎
                          2. (of capabilities).
                            1. it’s a good watch;  the flashlight batteries are still good
                            2. a good worker ‎
                            3. in good sooth ‎
                          3. (heading) Of properties and qualities.
                            1. The bread is still good. ‎
                            2. The food was very good. ‎
                            3. Eat a good dinner so you will be ready for the big game tomorrow. ‎
                            4. carrots are good for you;  walking is good for you ‎
                            5. the music, dancing, and food were very good;  we had a good time ‎
                            6. a good omen;  good weather ‎
                            7. a good job ‎
                            8. My reasons are both good and weighty.
                          4. COL With "and", extremely.
                            1. The soup is good and hot. ‎
                          5. (especially when capitalized) Holy.
                            1. Good Friday ‎
                          6. (heading) Of quantities.
                            1. all in good time ‎
                            2. a good while longer;  a good number of seeds;   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 . ‎
                            3. This hill will take a good hour and a half to climb.  The car was a good ten miles away. ‎
                        3. AdverbCOMbetterSUPbest
                          1. (nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.
                          2. Interjection
                            1. That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
                              1. Good! I can leave now.
                          3. More Examples
                            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                              • Don't be discouraged by the amount of work left to do: you'll finish it in good time.
                              • To better appreciate the effects of SCH on RSN cell loss, we related the number of surviving RSNs to the number of neurons present in the RN of unlesioned animals (CTRL), here indicated as E/C index.
                              • The producers do their best to edit bland events into comic minibites, but those mostly look lame and forced.
                            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                              • better go to the woman's room, wash your face and come right back here and we'll be glad to have you.
                              • Good netiquette dictates that one warn of spoilers before discussing them, so that readers who wish to do so may experience the surprises for themselves.
                              • Best sources lean red meat, poultry, fish, dark green, leafy vegetables and wholegrain cereals.
                            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                              • The government promised a lot, but failed to deliver the goods.
                              • The duchovbots had nothing to do with it. Season 8 stunk big time. Not even David could make it any better.
                              • Permanent acyesis ensued, but general health of subject remained good.

                          Meaning of good for the defined word.

                          Grammatically, this word "good" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjectives by inflection type. It's also an adverb. It's also an interjection. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
                          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                            1. Adjectives
                              • Adjectives by inflection type
                                • Irregular adjectives
                                  • Suppletive adjectives
                              • Adverbs
                                • Interjections
                                  • Nouns
                                    • Countable nouns
                                      • Singularia tantum
                                        • Uncountable nouns
                                      • Verbs
                                        • Intransitive verbs
                                          • Transitive verbs
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