to good/great/fine/outstanding effect

Definition of to good/great/fine/outstanding effect

  1. :  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

goodplay
  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

greatplay
  1. :  notably large in size :  huge

    :  elaborate, ample

    :  large in number or measure :  numerous

  1. :  in a great manner :  well

  1. :  an outstandingly superior or skillful person

fineplay
  1. :  end, conclusion

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

    :  a sum imposed as punishment for an offense

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

  1. :  free from impurity

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

    :  very thin in gauge or texture

  1. :  finely: such as

    :  very well

    :  all right

  1. :  purify, clarify

    :  to make finer in quality or size

    :  to become pure or clear

  1. :  end

outstandingplay
  1. :  standing out :  projecting

    :  unpaid

    :  continuing to exist :  unresolved

effectplay
  1. :  purport, intent

    :  basic meaning :  essence

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

  1. :  to cause to come into being

    :  to bring about often by surmounting obstacles :  accomplish

    :  to put into operation


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