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Good

Good appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Whoever slit the sheets is a good sheet slitter.
  • Good blood, bad blood, good blood, bad blood, good blood, bad blood.
  • How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
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Good appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper. (80 letters)
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Good appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Dog doo -- good God!
  • Good day, Madam, I'm Adam Yaddoog.
  • Didgeridoo gone: no good I, Reg, did.
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Usage statistics for the adjective good:

spoken English63.91%written English36.09% conversational speech56.65%task-oriented speech43.35% imaginative writing55.85%informational writing44.15%
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The word good is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective good

What does good mean as an attribute of a noun?

Good is the most common adjective in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: better | best

  1. having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified
  2. having the normally expected amount
    • examples: gives good measure | a good mile from here
    • synonym of good: full
    • similar: ample
  3. morally admirable
  4. deserving of esteem and respect
  5. promoting or enhancing well-being
  6. agreeable or pleasing
    • examples: we all had a good time | good manners
    • similar: nice
  7. of moral excellence
  8. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  9. thorough
    • examples: had a good workout | gave the house a good cleaning
    • similar: complete
  10. with or in a close or intimate relationship
    • example: a good friend
    • synonyms of good: dear / near
    • similar: close
  11. financially safe
  12. most suitable or right for a particular purpose
  13. resulting favorably
    • examples: it's a good thing that I wasn't there | it is good that you stayed
    • synonym of good: well
    • similar: fortunate
  14. exerting force or influence
  15. capable of pleasing
  16. appealing to the mind
  17. in excellent physical condition
    • examples: good teeth | I still have one good leg
    • synonym of good: sound
    • similar: healthy
  18. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
  19. not forged
  20. not left to spoil
  21. generally admired

Alternative definition of the adjective good

adjective

  1. Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
  2. Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
  3. Of food, edible; not stale or rotten.
  4. Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste.
  5. Of food, being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements.
  6. See Healthful.
  7. Pleasant; enjoyable.
  8. Of people, competent or talented.
  9. See Effective.
  10. See Favourable.
  11. Beneficial; worthwhile.
  12. [colloquial] With "and", extremely.
  13. [context: especially when capitalized] Holy.
  14. Reasonable in amount.
  15. Large in amount or size.
  16. See Entire.

Definition of the adverb good

What does good mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. (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')
  2. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

Alternative definition of the adverb good

adverb

  1. [nonstandard] Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.

Definition of the noun good

What does good mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: goods

  1. benefit
    • examples: for your own good | what's the good of worrying?
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: advantage / vantage = the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    • more specific terms: common good / commonweal = the good of a community
  2. moral excellence or admirableness
    • example: there is much good to be found in people
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of good: goodness
    • antonym of good: evil
    • more generic word: morality = concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong
    • more specific terms:
  3. that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
    • examples: weigh the good against the bad | among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of good: goodness
    • antonym of good: bad
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • more specific words:
      • worthiness = the quality or state of having merit or value
      • desirableness / desirability = the quality of being worthy of desiring
      • benefit / welfare = something that aids or promotes well-being
      • better = something superior in quality or condition or effect
      • better = the superior one of two alternatives
      • optimum = most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
      • soundness / wiseness / wisdom = the quality of being prudent and sensible
  4. articles of commerce
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of good: commodity / trade good
    • more generic words: artefact / artifact = a man-made object taken as a whole
    • more specific terms:
      • staple / basic = a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
      • consumer goods = goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
      • soft goods / drygoods = textiles or clothing and related merchandise
      • entrant = a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise
      • exportation / export = commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
      • fancy goods = goods that are chiefly ornamental
      • fungible = a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation
      • future = bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date
      • importation / import = commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
      • merchandise / product / ware = commodities offered for sale
      • middling = any commodity of intermediate quality or size
      • shopping = the commodities purchased from stores
      • sporting goods = sports equipment sold as a commodity
      • worldly possession / worldly good = a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
      • salvage = property or goods saved from damage or destruction

Alternative definition of the noun good

noun

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

Films

  1. "Good" is a film based on the stage play of the same name by C. P. Taylor and starring Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs and Jodie Whittaker. It was directed by Vicente Amorim and was first shown at the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September 2008.
  2. "Good" is a short film, directed by Aldana Vaccaro.

Phrases with Good

Phrases starting with the word Good:

  1. good-by
  2. good and
  3. good day
  4. good egg
  5. Good God
  6. good guy
  7. Good Job
  8. good ol'
  9. Good Old
  10. Good Ole
  11. good-bye
  12. good book
  13. good deal
  14. good form
  15. Good Lick

Phrases ending with the word Good:

  1. do good
  2. No Good
  3. no-good
  4. for good
  5. Feel-Good

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Good

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Google previewDictionary of the Efïk language, (1874)

in two parts. I.- Efïk and English. II.- English and Efïk

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Usage statistics about good

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective good:

spoken English63.91%written English36.09% conversational speech56.65%task-oriented speech43.35% imaginative writing55.85%informational writing44.15%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun good:

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Comparison of usage frequency between the noun good and its most common antonyms:

evilgood badgood

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective good:

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Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective good and its most common antonym:

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Quotes about Good

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation -- what are they They are the happiest people in the world. (William Lyon Phelps)
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Scrabble value of G2O1O1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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