good for (someone or something)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of good for (someone or something)

1 used to express approval of someone
  • "I passed the exam!" "Good for you!"
  • "He got the job." "Good for him!"
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 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 somewhat informal : able to provide or produce (something)
  • I'm good for a hundred dollars if you need a loan.

Word by Word Definitions

good play
  1. : of a favorable character or tendency

  2. : bountiful, fertile

  3. : handsome, attractive

  1. : something that is good

  2. : something conforming to the moral order of the universe

  3. : praiseworthy character : goodness

  1. : well

  2. used as an intensive

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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