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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Good  \Good\,  a.  [Compar.  {Better};  superl.  {Best}.  These  words 
  though  used  as  the  comparative  and  superlative  of  good,  are 
  from  a  different  root.]  [AS.  G[=o]d,  akin  to  D.  goed,  OS 
  g[=o]d,  OHG.  guot,  G.  gut,  Icel.  g[=o][eth]r,  Sw  &  Dan.  god, 
  Goth.  g[=o]ds;  prob.  orig.,  fitting,  belonging  together,  and 
  akin  to  E.  gather.  [root]29  Cf  {Gather}.] 
  1.  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 
 
  And  God  saw  everything  that  he  had  made  and  behold, 
  it  was  very  good.  --Gen.  i.  31. 
 
  Good  company,  good  wine,  good  welcome.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Possessing  moral  excellence  or  virtue;  virtuous;  pious; 
  religious;  --  said  of  persons  or  actions. 
 
  In  all  things  showing  thyself  a  pattern  of  good 
  works  --Tit.  ii  7. 
 
  3.  Kind  benevolent;  humane;  merciful;  gracious;  polite; 
  propitious;  friendly;  well-disposed;  --  often  followed  by 
  to  or  toward,  also  formerly  by  unto. 
 
  The  men  were  very  good  unto  us  --1  Sam.  xxv. 
  15. 
 
  4.  Serviceable;  suited;  adapted;  suitable;  of  use  to  be 
  relied  upon  --  followed  especially  by  for 
 
  All  quality  that  is  good  for  anything  is  founded 
  originally  in  merit.  --Collier. 
 
  5.  Clever;  skillful;  dexterous;  ready;  handy;  --  followed 
  especially  by  at 
 
  He  .  .  .  is  a  good  workman;  a  very  good  tailor. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Those  are  generally  good  at  flattering  who  are  good 
  for  nothing  else.  --South. 
 
  6.  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. 
 
  My  reasons  are  both  good  and  weighty.  --Shak. 
 
  My  meaning  in  saying  he  is  a  good  man  is  .  .  .  that 
  he  is  sufficient  .  .  .  I  think  I  may  take  his  bond. 
  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Real;  actual;  serious;  as  in  the  phrases  in  good  earnest; 
  in  good  sooth. 
 
  Love  no  man  in  good  earnest.  --Shak. 
 
  8.  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 
 
  9.  Not  lacking  or  deficient;  full;  complete. 
 
  Good  measure,  pressed  down  and  shaken  together,  and 
  running  over  --Luke  vi  38. 
 
  10.  Not  blemished  or  impeached;  fair;  honorable;  unsullied; 
  as  in  the  phrases  a  good  name  a  good  report,  good 
  repute,  etc 
 
  A  good  name  is  better  than  precious  ointment. 
  --Eccl.  vii. 
  1. 
 
  {As  good  as}.  See  under  {As}. 
 
  {For  good},  or  {For  good  and  all},  completely  and  finally; 
  fully;  truly. 
 
  The  good  woman  never  died  after  this  till  she  came 
  to  die  for  good  and  all  --L'Estrange. 
 
  {Good  breeding},  polite  or  polished  manners,  formed  by 
  education;  a  polite  education. 
 
  Distinguished  by  good  humor  and  good  breeding. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Good  cheap},  literally,  good  bargain;  reasonably  cheap. 
 
  {Good  consideration}  (Law). 
  a  A  consideration  of  blood  or  of  natural  love  and 
  affection.  --Blackstone. 
  b  A  valuable  consideration,  or  one  which  will  sustain  a 
  contract. 
 
  {Good  fellow},  a  person  of  companionable  qualities. 
  [Familiar] 
 
  {Good  folk},  {or  Good  people},  fairies;  brownies;  pixies, 
  etc  [Colloq.  Eng.  &  Scot.] 
 
  {Good  for  nothing}. 
  a  Of  no  value;  useless;  worthless. 
  b  Used  substantively,  an  idle,  worthless  person. 
 
  My  father  always  said  I  was  born  to  be  a  good 
  for  nothing.  --Ld.  Lytton. 
 
  {Good  Friday},  the  Friday  of  Holy  Week,  kept  in  some  churches 
  as  a  fast  in  memoory  of  our  Savior's  passion  or 
  suffering;  the  anniversary  of  the  crucifixion. 
 
  {Good  humor},  or  {Good-humor},  a  cheerful  or  pleasant  temper 
  or  state  of  mind. 
 
  {Good  nature},  or  {Good-nature},  habitual  kindness  or 
  mildness  of  temper  or  disposition;  amiability;  state  of 
  being  in  good  humor. 
 
  The  good  nature  and  generosity  which  belonged  to  his 
  character.  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  young  count's  good  nature  and  easy 
  persuadability  were  among  his  best  characteristics. 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  {Good  people}.  See  {Good  folk}  (above). 
 
  {Good  speed},  good  luck;  good  success;  godspeed;  --  an  old 
  form  of  wishing  success.  See  {Speed}. 
 
  {Good  turn},  an  act  of  kidness;  a  favor. 
 
  {Good  will}. 
  a  Benevolence;  well  wishing;  kindly  feeling. 
  b  (Law)  The  custom  of  any  trade  or  business;  the 
  tendency  or  inclination  of  persons,  old  customers  and 
  others  to  resort  to  an  established  place  of 
  business;  the  advantage  accruing  from  tendency  or 
  inclination. 
 
  The  good  will  of  a  trade  is  nothing  more  than 
  the  probability  that  the  old  customers  will 
  resort  to  the  old  place  --Lord  Eldon. 
 
  {In  good  time}. 
  a  Promptly;  punctually;  opportunely;  not  too  soon  nor 
  too  late. 
  b  (Mus.)  Correctly;  in  proper  time. 
 
  {To  hold  good},  to  remain  true  or  valid;  to  be  operative;  to 
  remain  in  force  or  effect;  as  his  promise  holds  good;  the 
  condition  still  holds  good. 
 
  {To  make  good},  to  fulfill;  to  establish;  to  maintain;  to 
  supply  (a  defect  or  deficiency);  to  indemmify  to  prove  or 
  verify  (an  accusation);  to  prove  to  be  blameless;  to 
  clear;  to  vindicate. 
 
  Each  word  made  good  and  true.  --Shak. 
 
  Of  no  power  to  make  his  wishes  good.  --Shak. 
 
  I  .  .  .  would  by  combat  make  her  good.  --Shak. 
 
  Convenient  numbers  to  make  good  the  city.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  think  good},  to  approve;  to  be  pleased  or  satisfied  with 
  to  consider  expedient  or  proper. 
 
  If  ye  think  good,  give  me  my  price;  and  if  not 
  forbear.  --Zech.  xi 
  12. 
 
  Note:  Good,  in  the  sense  of  wishing  well  is  much  used  in 
  greeting  and  leave-taking;  as  good  day  good  night, 
  good  evening,  good  morning,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Good  \Good\,  n. 
  1.  That  which  possesses  desirable  qualities,  promotes 
  success,  welfare,  or  happiness,  is  serviceable,  fit 
  excellent,  kind  benevolent,  etc.;  --  opposed  to  evil. 
 
  There  be  many  that  say  Who  will  show  us  any  good  ? 
  --Ps.  iv  6. 
 
  2.  Advancement  of  interest  or  happiness;  welfare;  prosperity; 
  advantage;  benefit;  --  opposed  to  harm,  etc 
 
  The  good  of  the  whole  community  can  be  promoted  only 
  by  advancing  the  good  of  each  of  the  members 
  composing  it  --Jay. 
 
  3.  pl  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.  --Wharton. 
 
  He  hath  made  us  spend  much  good.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Thy  lands  and  goods  Are  by  the  laws  of  Venice, 
  confiscate  Unto  the  state  of  Venice.  --Shak. 
 
  {Dress  goods},  {Dry  goods},  etc  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Goods  engine},  a  freight  locomotive.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Goods  train},  a  freight  train.  [Eng.] 
 
  {Goods  wagon},  a  freight  car  [Eng.]  See  the  Note  under  {Car}, 
  n.,  2. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Good  \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. 
 
  As  good  almost  kill  a  man  as  kill  a  good  book. 
  --Milton. 
 
  {As  good  as},  in  effect;  virtually;  the  same  as 
 
  They  who  counsel  ye  to  such  a  suppressing,  do  as 
  good  as  bid  ye  suppress  yourselves.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Good  \Good\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  make  good;  to  turn  to  good.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  To  manure;  to  improve.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  good 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {bad}] 
  2:  having  the  normally  expected  amount;  "gives  full  measure"; 
  "gives  good  measure";  "a  good  mile  from  here"  [syn:  {full}] 
  3:  morally  admirable  [ant:  {evil}] 
  4:  deserving  of  esteem  and  respect;  "all  respectable  companies 
  give  guarantees";  "ruined  the  family's  good  name"  [syn:  {estimable}, 
  {honorable},  {respectable}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {beneficial}] 
  6:  superior  to  the  average;  "in  fine  spirits";  "a  fine 
  student";  "a  fine  summer  day";  "made  good  grades";  "morale 
  was  good";  "had  good  weather  for  the  parade"  [syn:  {fine}] 
  7:  agreeable  or  pleasing;  "we  all  had  a  good  time";  "good 
  manners" 
  8:  of  moral  excellence;  "a  genuinely  good  person";  "a  just 
  cause";  "an  upright  and  respectable  man";  "the  life  of  the 
  nation  is  secure  only  while  the  nation  is  honest, 
  truthful,  and  virtuous"-  Frederick  Douglass  [syn:  {just}, 
  {upright},  {virtuous}] 
  9:  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"  [syn:  {adept}, 
  {expert},  {practiced},  {proficient},  {skillful},  {skilful}] 
  10:  thorough;  "had  a  good  workout";  "gave  the  house  a  good 
  cleaning" 
  11:  with  or  in  a  close  or  intimate  relationship;  "a  good 
  friend";  "my  sisters  and  brothers  are  near  and  dear" 
  [syn:  {dear},  {near}] 
  12:  having  or  showing  or  arising  from  a  desire  to  promote  the 
  welfare  or  happiness  of  others  "his  benevolent  smile"; 
  "a  benevolent  nature"  [syn:  {benevolent}]  [ant:  {malevolent}] 
  13:  financially  sound;  "a  good  investment";  "a  secure 
  investment"  [syn:  {dependable},  {safe},  {secure}] 
  14:  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"  [syn:  {right}, 
  {ripe}] 
  15:  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"  [syn:  {well(p)}] 
  16:  exerting  force  or  influence;  "the  law  is  effective 
  immediately";  "a  warranty  good  for  two  years";  "the  law 
  is  already  in  effect  (or  in  force)"  [syn:  {effective},  {in 
  effect(p)},  {in  force(p)}] 
  17:  used  of  clothing;  "my  good  clothes";  "her 
  Sunday-go-to-meeting  clothes"  [syn:  {go-to-meeting(a)},  {Sunday}, 
  {Sunday-go-to-meeting(a)}] 
  18:  feeling  healthy  and  free  of  aches  and  pains;  "I  feel  good" 
  [syn:  {good(p)}] 
  19:  capable  of  pleasing;  "good  looks" 
  20:  appealing  to  the  mind;  "good  music";  "a  serious  book"  [syn: 
  {serious}] 
  21:  in  excellent  physical  condition;  "good  teeth";  "I  still  have 
  one  good  leg";  "a  sound  mind  in  a  sound  body"  [syn:  {sound}] 
  22:  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" 
  [syn:  {beneficial},  {salutary}] 
  23:  not  forged;  "a  good  dollar  bill" 
  24:  not  left  to  spoil;  "the  meat  is  still  good"  [syn:  {unspoiled}, 
  {unspoilt}] 
  25:  generally  admired;  "good  taste" 
  n  1:  benefit;  "for  your  own  good";  "what's  the  good  of  worrying?" 
  2:  moral  excellence  or  admirableness:  "there  is  much  good  to  be 
  found  in  people"  [syn:  {goodness}]  [ant:  {evil},  {evil}] 
  3:  that  which  is  good  or  valuable  or  useful:  "weigh  the  good 
  against  the  bad";  "among  the  highest  goods  of  all  are 
  happiness  and  self-realization"  [syn:  {goodness}]  [ant:  {bad}, 
  {bad}] 
  adv  1:  (often  used  as  a  combining  form)  in  a  good  or  proper  or 
  satisfactory  manner  or  to  a  high  standard;  "the 
  children  behaved  well";  "a  task  well  done";  "the  party 
  went  well";  "he  slept  well";  "a  well-argued  thesis"; 
  "a  well-planned  party";  (`good'  is  a  nonstandard 
  dialectal  variant  for  `well'  as  in  "the  baby  can  walk 
  pretty  good")  [syn:  {well}]  [ant:  {ill}] 
  2:  in  a  complete  and  thorough  manner;  "he  was  soundly 
  defeated";  (`good'  is  used  informally  for  `thoroughly'  as 
  in  "we  beat  him  good")  [syn:  {thoroughly},  {soundly}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  GOOD 
 
    {Graph-Oriented  Object 
  Database}. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GOOD,  adj  Sensible,  madam,  to  the  worth  of  this  present  writer. 
  Alive,  sir,  to  the  advantages  of  letting  him  alone. 
 
 




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