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good

adverb

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good

noun

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1 something that provides happiness or does good for a person or thing
  • let us praise God, from Whom all goods flow

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2 the state of doing well especially in relation to one's happiness or success
  • I am doing this for your own good

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3 goods plural products that are bought and sold in business
  • had a hard time selling leftover Easter goods that were still on the shelves by Mother's Day

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4 goods plural a skill, an ability, or knowledge that makes a person able to do a particular job
  • the hiring committee thinks this latest applicant really has the goods

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5 goods plural transportable items that one owns
  • before moving to Florida, the couple sold their house and auctioned off their household goods

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7 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • we had a good time at the movies

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9 having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward
  • she is good enough to win a fellowship

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10 having the required skills for an acceptable level of performance
  • that electrician is good at what he does

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14 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard
  • if these measurements are good, the venetian blind should fit the window perfectly

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15 very pleasing to look at
  • an actress who always looks good on-screen

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16 beneficial to the health of body or mind
  • eating a good breakfast will provide you with more energy during the day
  • didn't like broccoli even though he knew it was good for him

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17 having or showing a concern for the welfare of others
  • if the church is to stay open, it's going to have to receive more than good intentions from its members

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18 of a level of quality that meets one's needs or standards
  • the food at that restaurant is good but hardly great

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19 promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being
  • product packaging that is intended to be good for the environment

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“Good.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/good. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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