to good/great/fine/outstanding effect

Definition of to good/great/fine/outstanding effect

:in a way that produces good results
  • The city has used these resources to good effect.
  • These changes have been implemented to great effect.

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

great play
  1. : notably large in size : huge

  2. : of a kind characterized by relative largeness

  3. : elaborate, ample

  1. : in a great manner : well

  1. : an outstandingly superior or skillful person

fine play
  1. : end, conclusion

  2. : a compromise of a fictitious suit used as a form of conveyance of lands

  3. : a sum imposed as punishment for an offense

  1. : to impose a fine on : punish by a fine

  1. : free from impurity

  2. : having a stated proportion of pure metal in the composition expressed in parts per thousand

  3. : very thin in gauge or texture

  1. : finely: such as

  2. : very well

  3. : all right

  1. : purify, clarify

  2. : to make finer in quality or size

  3. : to become pure or clear

  1. : end

outstanding play
  1. : standing out : projecting

  2. : unpaid

  3. : continuing to exist : unresolved

effect play
  1. : purport, intent

  2. : basic meaning : essence

  3. : something that inevitably follows an antecedent (such as a cause or agent)

  1. : to cause to come into being

  2. : to bring about often by surmounting obstacles : accomplish

  3. : to put into operation


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