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1 : In earnest; heartily.

2 : A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls; -- most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.

3 : A commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., -- in distinction from groceries.

4 : To manure; to improve.

5 : To make good; to turn to good.

6 : 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.

7 : 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.

8 : Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.

9 : That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.

10 : Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.

11 : Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.

12 : 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.

13 : Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.

14 : 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.

15 : Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.

16 : Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.

17 : Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.

18 : Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.

19 : 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.

20 : An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty.

21 : Alt. of Good-bye

22 : Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under By, prep.

23 : A form of salutation.

24 : Agreeable companionship; companionableness.

25 : Same as Gudgeon, 5.

26 : Having a cheerful spirit and demeanor; good-tempered. See Good-natured.

27 : With a cheerful spirit; in a cheerful or good-tempered manner.

28 : of Goody

29 : of Goody

30 : Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.

31 : Having no goods.

32 : Goodly.

33 : Beauty of form; grace; elegance; comeliness.

34 : Handsome.

35 : Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.

36 : Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.

37 : Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.

38 : Excellently.

39 : Alt. of Goodlyhood

40 : Goodness; grace; goodliness.

41 : A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used in speaking familiarly.

42 : A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to "My friend", "Good sir", "Mister;" -- sometimes used ironically.

43 : Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked.

44 : With maldness of temper.

45 : The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

46 : See Good, n., 3.

47 : Favor; grace.

48 : Having a good temper; not easily vexed. See Good-natured.

49 : The mistress of a house.

50 : An American fish; the lafayette or spot.

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1 : Agood

adv.

In earnest; heartily.

2 : Dress goods

A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls; -- most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.

3 : Dry goods

A commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., -- in distinction from groceries.

4 : Good

v. t.

To manure; to improve.

5 : Good

v. t.

To make good; to turn to good.

6 : Good

adv.

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.

7 : Good

n.

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.

8 : Good

n.

Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.

9 : Good

n.

That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.

10 : Good

superl.

Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.

11 : Good

superl.

Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.

12 : Good

superl.

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.

13 : Good

superl.

Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.

14 : Good

superl.

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.

15 : Good

superl.

Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.

16 : Good

superl.

Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.

17 : Good

superl.

Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.

18 : Good

superl.

Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.

19 : Good

superl.

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.

20 : Good now

An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty.

21 : Good-by

n. / interj.

Alt. of Good-bye

22 : Good-bye

n. / interj.

Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under By, prep.

23 : Good-den

interj.

A form of salutation.

24 : Good-fellowship

n.

Agreeable companionship; companionableness.

25 : Goodgeon

n.

Same as Gudgeon, 5.

26 : Good-humored

a.

Having a cheerful spirit and demeanor; good-tempered. See Good-natured.

27 : Good-humoredly

adv.

With a cheerful spirit; in a cheerful or good-tempered manner.

28 : Goodies

pl.

of Goody

29 : Goodies

pl.

of Goody

30 : Goodish

a.

Rather good than the contrary; not actually bad; tolerable.

31 : Goodless

a.

Having no goods.

32 : Goodlich

a.

Goodly.

33 : Goodliness

n.

Beauty of form; grace; elegance; comeliness.

34 : Good-looking

a.

Handsome.

35 : Goodly

superl.

Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number.

36 : Goodly

superl.

Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses.

37 : Goodly

superl.

Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.

38 : Goodly

adv.

Excellently.

39 : Goodlyhead

n.

Alt. of Goodlyhood

40 : Goodlyhood

n.

Goodness; grace; goodliness.

41 : Goodman

n.

A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used in speaking familiarly.

42 : Goodman

n.

A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to "My friend", "Good sir", "Mister;" -- sometimes used ironically.

43 : Good-natured

a.

Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked.

44 : Good-naturedly

adv.

With maldness of temper.

45 : Goodness

n.

The quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc.

46 : Goods

n. pl.

See Good, n., 3.

47 : Goodship

n.

Favor; grace.

48 : Good-tempered

a.

Having a good temper; not easily vexed. See Good-natured.

49 : Goodwife

n.

The mistress of a house.

50 : Goody

n.

An American fish; the lafayette or spot.

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From Wikipedia

In many religions, angels are considered good beings. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, God —being the creator of all life —is seen as the personification of good.
Satan, as seen in Codex Gigas. Demons are generally seen as evil beings, and Satan as greatest of these (in the Christian tradition).

In its most general context of the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, the good often refers to and denotes that conduct which is to be preferred and prescribed by society and its social constituents as beneficial and useful to the social needs of society and its preferred conventions. The specific meaning and etiology of the meaning and use of the 'good' and its associated translations among ancient and contemporary languages has varied substantially in its inflected meaning depending of circumstances of place, history, religious context and philosophical context.

In religion, ethics, and philosophy, "good and evil" is a very common dichotomy. In cultures with Manichaean and Abrahamic religious influence, evil is usually perceived as the antagonistic opposite of good. Good is that which should prevail and evil should be defeated.[1] In cultures with Buddhist spiritual influence, this antagonistic duality itself must be overcome through achieving Śūnyatā, or emptiness. This is the recognition of good and evil not being unrelated, but two parts of a greater whole; unity, oneness, a Monism.[1]

A significant enlightenment context for studying the 'good' has been its significance in the study of "the good, the true and the beautiful" as found in Immanuel Kant and other Enlightenment and Renaissance philosophers and religious thinkers. These discussions were undertaken by Kant particularly in the context of his second Critique of Practical Reason within his Three Critiques.

  1. ^ a b Paul O. Ingram, Frederick John Streng. Buddhist-Christian Dialogue: Mutual Renewal and Transformation. University of Hawaii Press, 1986. P. 148-149.

From Wiktionary

See also: Good, ++good, and goods

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Pronunciation
    • 1.2 Etymology 1
      • 1.2.1 Alternative forms
      • 1.2.2 Adjective
        • 1.2.2.1 Usage notes
        • 1.2.2.2 Synonyms
        • 1.2.2.3 Antonyms
        • 1.2.2.4 Derived terms
        • 1.2.2.5 Translations
      • 1.2.3 Interjection
      • 1.2.4 Translations
    • 1.3 Etymology 2
      • 1.3.1 Adverb
        • 1.3.1.1 Derived terms
    • 1.4 Etymology 3
      • 1.4.1 Noun
        • 1.4.1.1 Antonyms
        • 1.4.1.2 Derived terms
        • 1.4.1.3 Translations
    • 1.5 Etymology 4
      • 1.5.1 Verb
        • 1.5.1.1 Derived terms
    • 1.6 Etymology 5
      • 1.6.1 Verb
        • 1.6.1.1 Derived terms
    • 1.7 Further reading
    • 1.8 Statistics
  • 2 Dutch Low Saxon
    • 2.1 Adjective
  • 3 Limburgish
    • 3.1 Etymology
    • 3.2 Pronunciation
    • 3.3 Adjective
      • 3.3.1 Inflection
  • 4 Middle English
    • 4.1 Etymology
    • 4.2 Adjective

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: go͝od, IPA(key): /ɡʊd/
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  • (AAVE) enPR: go͝o(d), IPA(key): /ɡʊ(d)/
  • Rhymes: -ʊd

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English good, from Old English gōd, from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (to unite, be associated, suit). Related to gather.

Cognate with Scots guid (good), Saterland Frisian goud (good), West Frisian goed (good), Dutch goed (good), German Low German good (good), German gut (good), Danish, Norwegian and Swedish god (good), Icelandic góður (good), Lithuanian guõdas (honor), Old Church Slavonic годъ (godŭ, pleasing time) and годенъ (godenŭ, fitting, suitable), Sanskrit गद्य (gádhya, fitting, suitable).

Not related to the word god.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • g’d (poetic contraction)
  • goode

Adjective[edit]

good (comparative better, superlative best)

  1. (of people)
    1. Acting in the interest of what is beneficial; ethical.
      • 1460-1500, The Towneley Playsː
        It is not good to be alone, to walk here in this worthly wone.
      • 1500?, Evil Tonguesː
        If any man would begin his sins to reny, or any good people that frae vice deed rest ain. What so ever he were that to virtue would apply, But an ill tongue will all overthrow again.
      good intentions
      • 1891, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ch.6
        When we are happy, we are always good, but when we are good, we are not always happy.
    2. Competent or talented.
      a good swimmer
      • (Can we date this quote?) Robert South
        Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else.
      • 1922, Michael Arlen, “3/19/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
        Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house ; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something ; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.
    3. Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
      Can you lend me fifty dollars? You know I'm good for it.
    4. (US) Satisfied or at ease
      Would you like a glass of water? — I'm good.
      [Are] you good? — Yeah, I'm fine.
  2. (of capabilities)
    1. Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
      it’s a good watch;  the flashlight batteries are still good
      • 1526, Herballː
        Against cough and scarceness of breath caused of cold take the drink that it hath been sodden in with Liquorice[,] or that the powder hath been sodden in with dry figs[,] for the same the electuary called dyacalamentum is good[,] and it is made thus.
      • 2013 May-June, David Van Tassel, Lee DeHaan, “Wild Plants to the Rescue”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
        Plant breeding is always a numbers game. [] The wild species we use are rich in genetic variation, []. In addition, we are looking for rare alleles, so the more plants we try, the better. These rarities may be new mutations, or they can be existing ones that are neutral—or are even selected against—in a wild population. A good example is mutations that disrupt seed dispersal, leaving the seeds on the heads long after they are ripe.
    2. Effective.
      a good worker
      • 1915, Mrs. Belloc Lowndes, The Lodger, chapter II:
        There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
    3. (obsolete) Real; actual; serious.
      in good sooth
      • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
        Love no man in good earnest.
  3. (of properties and qualities)
    1. (of food)
      1. Edible; not stale or rotten.
        The bread is still good.
      2. Having a particularly pleasant taste.
        The food was very good.
        • c. 1430 (reprinted 1888), Thomas Austin, ed., Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms. 553, & Douce ms. 55 [Early English Text Society, Original Series; 91], London: N. Trübner & Co. for the Early English Text Society, volume I, OCLC 374760, page 11:
          Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke [] caste þher-to Safroun an Salt []
        • 1962 (quoting 1381 text), Hans Kurath & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., Middle English Dictionary, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, ISBN 978-0-472-01044-8, page 1242:
          dorrẹ̅, dōrī adj. & n. [] cook. glazed with a yellow substance; pome(s ~, sopes ~. [] 1381 Pegge Cook. Recipes page 114: For to make Soupys dorry. Nym onyons [] Nym wyn [] toste wyte bred and do yt in dischis, and god Almande mylk.
      3. Being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements.
        Eat a good dinner so you will be ready for the big game tomorrow.
    2. Healthful.
      carrots are good for you;  walking is good for you
    3. Pleasant; enjoyable.
      the music, dancing, and food were very good;  we had a good time
    4. Favourable.
      a good omen;  good weather
    5. Beneficial; worthwhile.
      a good job
      • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
        Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. [] Next day she [] tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head. Then, thwarted, the wretched creature went to the police for help; she was versed in the law, and had perhaps spared no pains to keep on good terms with the local constabulary.
    6. Adequate; sufficient; not fallacious.
      • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
        My reasons are both good and weighty.
  4. (colloquial) With "and", extremely.
    The soup is good and hot.
  5. Holy (especially when capitalized) .
    Good Friday
  6. (of quantities)
    1. Reasonable in amount.
      all in good time
    2. Large in amount or size.
      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.
      • 1909, Archibald Marshall, The Squire's Daughter, chapterIII:
        The big houses, and there are a good many of them, lie for the most part in what may be called by courtesy the valleys. You catch a glimpse of them sometimes at a little distance from the [railway] line, which seems to have shown some ingenuity in avoiding them, [].
    3. Entire.
      This hill will take a good hour and a half to climb.  The car was a good ten miles away.
      • 1892, Walter Besant, “Prologue: Who is Edmund Gray?”, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, OCLC 16832619, page 16:
        Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
Usage notes[edit]
  • In informal (often jocular) contexts, best may be inflected further and given the comparative bester and the superlative bestest; these forms are nonstandard.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (having positive attributes): not bad, all right, satisfactory, decent, see also Wikisaurus:good
  • (healthful): well
  • (competent or talented): accomplished
  • (acting in the interest of good; ethical): See Wikisaurus:goodness
Antonyms[edit]
  • (having positive attributes): bad, poor
  • (ethical): bad, evil
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]
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Interjection[edit]

good

  1. That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
    Good! I can leave now.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English goode (good, well, adverb), from the adjective. Compare Dutch goed (good, well, adverb), German gut (good, well, adverb), Danish godt (good, well, adverb), Swedish godt (good, well, adverb), all from the adjective.

Adverb[edit]

good (comparative better, superlative best)

  1. (nonstandard) 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 [1]
      The one thing that we can't do...is 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.
Derived terms[edit]
  • but good

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English good, god, from Old English gōd (a good thing, advantage, benefit, gift; good, goodness, welfare; virtue, ability, doughtiness; goods, property, wealth), from Proto-Germanic *gōdą (goods, belongings), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ-, *gʰodʰ- (to unite, be associated, suit). Compare German Gut (item of merchandise; estate; property).

Noun[edit]

good (countable and uncountable, plural goods)

  1. (uncountable) The forces or behaviours that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 13, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      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. (countable) A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  3. (uncountable) The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
    • Bible, Psalms iv. 6
      There be many that say, Who will show us any good?
    • Jay
      The good of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the good of each of the members composing it.
    The best is the enemy of the good.
  4. (countable, usually in the plural) An item of merchandise.
    • William Shakespeare
      Thy lands and goods / Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate / Unto the state of Venice.
    • The GoodRelations Ontology uses this meaning: http://semanticweb.org/wiki/GoodRelations.html
Antonyms[edit]
  • (forces of good): bad, evil
  • (positive result): bad
Derived terms[edit]
  • (item of merchandise): capital goods, consumer goods
Translations[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle English goden, godien, from Old English gōdian (to improve, get better; make better; endow, enrich), from Proto-Germanic *gōdōną (to make better, improve), from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz (good, favourable).

Verb[edit]

good (third-person singular simple present goods, present participle gooding, simple past and past participle gooded)

  1. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
  2. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make good; turn to good; improve.
  3. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.
  4. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To benefit; gain.
  5. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
  6. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
  7. (reflexive, now chiefly dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
Derived terms[edit]
  • gooding

Etymology 5[edit]

From English dialectal, from Middle English *goden, of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish göda (to fatten, fertilise, battle), Danish gøde (to fertilise, battle), ultimately from the adjective. See above.

Verb[edit]

good (third-person singular simple present goods, present participle gooding, simple past and past participle gooded)

  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
Derived terms[edit]
  • goodening

Further reading[edit]

  • good at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • good in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • good in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Statistics[edit]

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: after · first · down · #98: good · never · shall · most

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]

Adjective[edit]

good

  1. good

Limburgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch goet, from Old Dutch guot, from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʝoː˦d], [ʝoː˦t]

Adjective[edit]

good (comparative baeter, superlative bès, predicative superlative 't 't bès)

  1. good

Inflection[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English gōd, from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz.

Adjective[edit]

good (comparative beter, superlative beste)

  1. Good (of good quality).
  2. Good (morally right).
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      and certeinly he was a good felawe
      and certainly he was a good fellow