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good /gd/ adj. better /btr/, best /bst/ 1 (syns.) pleasant, nice | (in general) having a pleasant, appealing quality: She had a good time on her vacation. She had a pleasant time . . .||You look good; I like your new hairstyle. You look nice; I like your new hairstyle. 2 (syns.) reasonable, beneficial to s.o., having the right quality: Housing prices are (syns.) talented, skillful: Hes good at playing the piano. He is talented at playing the piano.||I am no good at numbers; I always need help with my taxes. I am not skillful with (syns.) wholesome or beneficial for ones body or mind: Milk and cheese are good for your teeth and bones. Milk and cheese are beneficial for (syns.) useful or suitable for s.t.: This software program is good for doing financial documents. This software program is useful for doing financial documents. 8 (syns.) fresh, not spoiled: The bread from yesterday is still good. The bread from yesterday is still fresh. 10 (syns.) valid, in force, able to be used legally: Her drivers license is good for five years. Her drivers license is valid for five years. 12 (syns.) genuine, authentic: That gold coin is good, not fake. That gold coin is genuine, not fake. 13infrml. a good deal: a sizeable amount of s.t.: There was a good deal of anger when the employees lost their jobs. 14 all in good time: when s.t. is ready, unhurried: You will learn the answer all in good time. 15 as good as: almost, practically: I washed those old curtains and now they look as good as new. 16 as good as done (finished, taken care of): s.t. that will be done quickly: We will start immediately; you can consider the job as good as done. 17 for good: forever: He is gone for good and wont be back. 18 good and ready: expressing firmness about acting only when one wants to: Ill answer your question when Im good and ready. 19 good enough: adequate, satisfactory: That dress is simple but good enough just to wear around the house. 20 no good: useless, worthless: Its no good turning the computer on; the system is down. 21 thats a good one: a phrase usu. said about a joke or funny situation: Thats a good one! That joke is very funny!
n. 1 not evil, that which is considered good: In many movies, good always beats evil.||There is some good in him; dont send him to jail. 2 s.t. that is beneficial: Her long summer vacation did her good.||The government works for the good of the people. 3 for your own good: in ones own best interest (said to s.o. who should do s.t. difficult for their own benefit): You should stay away from those troublemakers for your own good. 4 Its no good: its useless, there is no point in doing s.t.: Its no good trying to run; the police will catch you. 5 to come to no good: to develop into a bad situation or person: He runs around with bad people and he will come to no good someday. 6 to do good: to benefit others, perform a kindness: The church does good by helping the poor.
exclam. 1 wonderful, excellent: Good! The rain has stopped. 2 Good for you: congratulations: Good for you; Im really happy that you won the tournament!
adv. 1 to make good: to succeed: She made good in a banking career. 2 to make up for s.t.: The printer made a mistake on my order, but they made good on their mistake by giving me a discount.
Usage Note: Good should not be used as an adverb in formal speech or writing, such as in, He did good on the test. It should be: He did well on the test.