: resulting in something good or desirable for (someone or something)
Regular exercise is good for you.
Hot soup is good for a cold.
Being with friends is especially good for him right now.
—used to say how long something will continue or be valid
This offer is good for the remainder of the month.
Our old car still runs and should be good for a few more years.
somewhat informal: able to provide or produce (something)
I'm good for a hundred dollars if you need a loan.
Examples of good for (someone or something) in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe improved wage scales and other workplace benefits announced by the Japanese automakers are, of course, good for those companies’ employees, who become collateral beneficiaries of the UAW’s efforts.—Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 The agency is also altering the permitting process, with temporary commercial use permits soon good for an entire calendar year.—Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Essential reading: Beans are good for the planet, for you and for your dinner table.—Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 19 Nov. 2023 Many budget-friendly tents tend to have a narrow profile that cuts back on material, which is good for your wallet but not for comfort.—Alice Bennett, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 How To Store Potato Candy The candy will stay good for a week or so if kept in an airtight container.—Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 Nov. 2023 But, in reality, the outcome is good for both parties.—Tarpley Hitt, The New Yorker, 16 Nov. 2023 Advocates for the bill argue that striking noncompete agreements will actually be good for innovation.—Maysoon Khan, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2023 Kickstarting a good year All the experts Fortune spoke to agreed that, if managed and communicated well, social occasions with colleagues can be good for team building.—Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023 See More
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