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Definition 1: articles of commerce - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of good ) a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings

(... is a kind of good ) sports equipment sold as a commodity

(... is a kind of good ) the commodities purchased from stores

"she loaded her shopping into the car" "women carrying home shopping didn't give me a second glance"

(... is a kind of good ) any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

(... is a kind of good ) commodities offered for sale

"good business depends on having good merchandise" "that store offers a variety of products"

(... is a kind of good ) commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

(... is a kind of good ) bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date

(... is a kind of good ) a commodity that is freely interchangeable with another in satisfying an obligation

(... is a kind of good ) goods that are chiefly ornamental

(... is a kind of good ) commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

(... is a kind of good ) a commodity that enters competition with established merchandise

"a well publicized entrant is the pocket computer"

(... is a kind of good ) textiles or clothing and related merchandise

(... is a kind of good ) goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption

(... is a kind of good ) (usually in the plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant

(... is a kind of good ) property or goods saved from damage or destruction

Definition 2: benefit - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for your own good
  • what's the good of worrying?

(good is a kind of ...) the quality of having a superior or more favorable position

"the experience gave him the advantage over me"

(... is a kind of good ) the good of a community

Definition 3: moral excellence or admirableness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there is much good to be found in people

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is a kind of ...) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of being kind or helpful or generous

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of being kind and gentle

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

(... is a kind of good ) a particular moral excellence

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of resembling a saint

(... is a kind of good ) the supreme good in which all moral values are included or from which they are derived

(... are attributes of good) morally admirable

Definition 4: that which is pleasing or valuable or useful - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • weigh the good against the bad
  • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of good ) the quality or state of having merit or value

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of being worthy of desiring

(... is a kind of good ) something that aids or promotes well-being

"for the benefit of all"

(... is a kind of good ) something superior in quality or condition or effect

"a change for the better"

(... is a kind of good ) the superior one of two alternatives

"chose the better of the two"

(... is a kind of good ) most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances

(... is a kind of good ) the quality of being prudent and sensible

Definition 5: having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(good is similar to ...) compensating for some fault or defect

"the redeeming feature of the plan is its simplicity" "his saving grace was his sense of humor"

(good is similar to ...) meeting requirements

"the step makes a satisfactory seat" "I would kill for a decent cup of coffee" "a decent wage"

(good is similar to ...) surpassingly good

"a superb meal"

(good is similar to ...) very good; often used in the negative

"he's hot at math but not so hot at history"

(good is similar to ...) moderately good of its kind

"a goodish wine"

(good is similar to ...) adequately good for the circumstances

"if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me"

(good is similar to ...) very good

"he did a bully job" "a neat sports car" "had a great time at the party" "you look simply smashing" "we had a grand old time"

(good is similar to ...) (usually of children) someone who behaves in a manner that the speaker believes is correct

"a well-behaved child"

(good is similar to ...) characterized by good substantial quality

"solid comfort" "a solid base hit"

(means also ...) morally admirable

(means also ...) dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority

"an obedient soldier" "obedient children" "a little man obedient to his wife" "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"

(means also ...) characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals

"a respectable woman"

(means also ...) encouraging or approving or pleasing

"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

(means also ...) (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another

"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din" "a better coat" "a better type of car" "a suit with a better fit" "a better chance of success" "produced a better mousetrap" "she's better in math than in history"

(means also ...) (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

"the best film of the year" "the best solution" "the best time for planting" "wore his best suit"

(... are attributes of good) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

Definition 6: morally admirable - [adjective denoting all]

(good is similar to ...) benevolent; without malicious intent

"that's white of you"

(good is similar to ...) marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint

"angelic beneficence" "a beatific smile" "a saintly concern for his fellow men" "my sainted mother"

(good is similar to ...) affectedly or smugly good or self-righteous

(good is similar to ...) bringing about salvation or redemption from sin

"saving faith" "redemptive (or redeeming) love"

(means also ...) morally excellent

(means also ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

(means also ...) in conformance with justice or law or morality

"do the right thing and confess"

(means also ...) concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

"moral sense" "a moral scrutiny" "a moral lesson" "a moral quandary" "moral convictions" "a moral life"

(means also ...) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

"a worthy fellow" "a worthy cause"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of good) moral excellence or admirableness

"there is much good to be found in people"

Definition 7: (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') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the children behaved well
  • a task well done
  • the party went well
  • he slept well
  • a well-argued thesis
  • a well-seasoned dish
  • a well-planned party
  • the baby can walk pretty good

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is used in the usage domain ...) a bound form used only in compounds

"`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"

Definition 8: completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly') - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was soundly defeated
  • we beat him good

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 9: promoting or enhancing well-being - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
  • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
  • the experience was good for her

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) giving an advantage

"a contract advantageous to our country" "socially advantageous to entertain often"

Definition 10: having the normally expected amount - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gives full measure
  • gives good measure
  • a good mile from here

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) more than enough in size or scope or capacity

"had ample food for the party" "an ample supply"

Definition 11: with or in a close or intimate relationship - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good friend
  • my sisters and brothers are near and dear

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) close in relevance or relationship

"a close family" "we are all...in close sympathy with..." "close kin" "a close resemblance"

Definition 12: thorough - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had a good workout
  • gave the house a good cleaning

(good is similar to ...) having every necessary or normal part or component or step

"a complete meal" "a complete wardrobe" "a complete set of the Britannica" "a complete set of china" "a complete defeat" "a complete accounting"

Definition 13: generally admired - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • good taste

(good is similar to ...) showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste

"the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"

Definition 14: resulting favorably - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's 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

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) having unexpected good fortune

"other, less fortunate, children died" "a fortunate choice"

Definition 15: not left to spoil - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the meat is still good

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) recently made, produced, or harvested

"fresh bread" "a fresh scent" "fresh lettuce"

Definition 16: not forged - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good dollar bill

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) not fake or counterfeit

"a genuine Picasso" "genuine leather"

Definition 17: tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • beneficial effects of a balanced diet
  • a good night's sleep
  • the salutary influence of pure air

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) conducive to good health of body or mind

"a healthful climate" "a healthful environment" "healthful nutrition" "healthful sleep" "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

Definition 18: in excellent physical condition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • good teeth
  • I still have one good leg
  • a sound mind in a sound body

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease

"a rosy healthy baby" "staying fit and healthy"

Definition 19: appealing to the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • good music
  • a serious book

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) appealing to or using the intellect

"satire is an intellectual weapon" "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor" "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people" "coldly intellectual" "sort of the intellectual type" "intellectual literature"

Definition 20: agreeable or pleasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we all had a good time
  • good manners

(good is similar to ...) pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance

"what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty" "nice manners" "a nice dress" "a nice face" "a nice day" "had a nice time at the party" "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"

Definition 21: exerting force or influence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the law is effective immediately
  • a warranty good for two years
  • the law is already in effect (or in force)

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) being in force or having or exerting force

"operative regulations" "the major tendencies operative in the American political system"

Definition 22: most suitable or right for a particular purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good time to plant tomatoes
  • the right time to act
  • the time is ripe for great sociological changes

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) suitable or at a time that is suitable or advantageous especially for a particular purpose

"an opportune place to make camp" "an opportune arrival" "an opportune time to receive guests"

Definition 23: capable of pleasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • good looks

(good is similar to ...) giving pleasure and satisfaction

"a pleasing piece of news"

Definition 24: deserving of esteem and respect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all respectable companies give guarantees
  • ruined the family's good name

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) having a good reputation

"a reputable business" "a reputable scientist" "a reputable wine"

Definition 25: of moral excellence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a genuinely good person
  • a just cause
  • an upright and respectable man

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

Definition 26: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) having or showing or requiring special skill

"only the most skilled gymnasts make an Olympic team" "a skilled surgeon has many years of training and experience" "a skilled reconstruction of her damaged elbow" "a skilled trade"

Definition 27: financially safe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where good or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good investment
  • a secure investment

Synonyms for good in the sense of this definition

(good is similar to ...) financially secure and safe

"sound investments" "a sound economy"

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