good for (someone or something)

Definition of good for (someone or something)

  1. 1 —used to express approval of someone “I passed the exam!” “Good for you!” “He got the job.” “Good for him!”

  2. 2 :  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.

  3. 3 —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.

  4. 4 somewhat informal :  able to provide or produce (something) I'm good for a hundred dollars if you need a loan.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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