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You see, I'd not a very good place here; the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule, on account of the hat and cane, walk, and so on, though I thought I'd got over that by this time.
Richard H. Davis

Meaning of "good" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GOOD

Old English gōd; related to Old Norse gōthr, Old High German guot good.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GOOD

good  [ɡʊd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GOOD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Good can act as a noun, an adjective and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES GOOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Good

Good may refer to: ▪ Good and evil, the distinction between positive and negative entities ▪ Good, objects produced for market ▪ Good ▪ Good ▪ Good, West Virginia, USA ▪ Form of the Good, Plato's macrocosmic view of goodness in living Expressive works: ▪ GoodGood, a 2008 film starring Viggo Mortensen ▪ GoodGoodGood, by Cecil Philip Taylor Companies: ▪ Good Entertainment ▪ GOOD Music, a record label ▪ Good Technology Music: ▪ "Good", a song by Better Than Ezra from Deluxe...

Definition of good in the English dictionary

The first definition of good in the dictionary is having admirable, pleasing, superior, or positive qualities; not negative, bad or mediocre. Other definition of good is morally excellent or admirable; virtuous; righteous. Good is also suitable or efficient for a purpose.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GOOD

good afternoon
good and
good and proper
Good Book
good cholesterol
good day
good egg
good evening
good faith
Good Friday
good hair
Good Hope
good housekeeper
Good King Henry
good looks
good morning
good name
Good Neighbor Policy
good night

WORDS THAT END LIKE GOOD

blood
Bollywood
childhood
fast food
fast-food
flood
food
for good
from the wood
hardwood
Hollywood
hood
mood
neighborhood
out of the wood
seafood
stood
the blood
understood
wood

Synonyms and antonyms of good in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GOOD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «good» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of good
able · acceptable · accomplished · accurate · adept · adequate · admirable · adroit · advantage · advantageous · agreeable · altruistic · ample · appropriate · auspicious · authentic · avail · awesome · bad · balmy · barrie · beaut · behalf · belting · beneficent · beneficial · benefit · benevolent · best · bitchin´ · bona fide · booshit · bright · calm · capable · capital · charitable · cheerful · choice · clear · clement · clever · cloudless · commendable · compelling · competent · complete · congenial · considerable · constructive · convenient · convincing · convivial · correct · crucial · decorous · definite · dependable · desirable · dexterous · dinkum · divine · dope · dutiful · eatable · edible · efficient · enjoyable · entire · estimable · ethical · exact · excellence · excellent · exemplary · exo · expert · extensive · fair · fancy · favourable · fine · finest · first-class · first-rate · fit · fitting · friendly · full · gain · genuine · goodness · gracious · gratifying · great · halcyon · happy · healthy · helpful · honest · honourable · humane · interest · judicious · kind · kind-hearted · kindly · large · legitimate · long · lucrative · mannerly · merciful · merit · mild · moral · morality · obedient · obliging · opportune · orderly · pearler · persuasive · phat · pleasant · pleasing · pleasurable · polite · positive · praiseworthy · precise · probity · productive · proficient · profit · profitable · proper · propitious · prudent · rad · real · reasonable · rectitude · reliable · right · righteous · righteousness · salubrious · salutary · satisfactory · satisfying · schmick · seemly · sensible · service · shrewd · sik · skilled · solid · sound · special · splendid · substantial · sufficient · suitable · sunny · sunshiny · super · superb · superior · talented · tasty · thorough · timely · tiptop · true · trustworthy · uncorrupted · untainted · upright · uprightness · use · useful · usefulness · valid · valuable · virtue · virtuous · welfare · well-behaved · well-disposed · well-mannered · well-reasoned · well-thought-out · well-timed · wellbeing · whole · wholesome · wicked · wise · world-class · worth · worthwhile · worthy

Translation of «good» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GOOD

Find out the translation of good to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of good from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «good» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

好的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bueno
570 millions of speakers

English

good
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अच्छा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جَيِّد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хороший
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bom
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

baik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

良い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

좋은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நல்ல
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चांगले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iyi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

buono
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dobry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гарний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bun
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καλός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goeie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bra
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of good

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GOOD»

The term «good» is very widely used and occupies the 370 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GOOD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «good» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «good» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about good

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10 QUOTES WITH «GOOD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word good.
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Pedro Almodovar
Of course I want my films to look really good, but every single element is chosen for a reason. It's telling something in the story.
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Fantasia Barrino
I always say you've only got one life to live, and you're not promised a tomorrow. So, you might as well just have a good time with it.
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Les Baxter
Any good music must be an innovation.
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Alexis Bledel
I just want to live each moment, but it's kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it's also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don't ordinarily think about. I think it's strange.
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Hans Blix
By and large my relations with the US were good.
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Bertolt Brecht
Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste.
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Bill Callahan
At midnight every night, I would methodically leave the house for a couple hours' walk, come back in, and record. And then the sun came up. If I had done something good, then I'd be happy and go to sleep.
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Confucius
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
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Cameron Crowe
I think there's always satisfaction that comes from digging in and telling a story and being on the front line and writing about it. I think there's a venue available if you look. Even print journalism is in good shape in areas.
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Richard H. Davis
You see, I'd not a very good place here; the fellows looked on me as a sort of special object of ridicule, on account of the hat and cane, walk, and so on, though I thought I'd got over that by this time.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GOOD»

Discover the use of good in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to good and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Good Book: A Humanist Bible
A non-religious, humanist reference draws on secular literature and philosophy from both Western and Eastern traditions to consider such topics as the origins of the world, how to relate to others, and how to appreciate life.
A.C. Grayling, 2011
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JavaScript: The Good Parts: The Good Parts
If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.
Douglas Crockford, 2008
3
A Good Book, in Theory: Making Sense Through Inquiry
This book is designed to introduce readers to the joys and challenges of theoretical thinking.
Alan Sears, James Cairns, 2010
4
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the ...
This book argues that political Islam emerged as the result of a modern encounter with Western power, and that the terrorist movement at the center of Islamist politics is an even more recent phenomenon, one that followed America’s ...
Mahmood Mamdani, 2005
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The Good Earth
A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.
Pearl S. Buck, 2004
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Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good
The book brings together work on various issues related to this thesis both from contemporary and historical perspectives.
Sergio Tenenbaum, 2010
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Dialogue on Good, Evil, and the Existence of God
The author revisits the cast of characters of his well-known Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God.
John Perry, 1999
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Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook is a Good Books publication.
Dawn J. Ranck, Phyllis Pellman Good, 2001
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A Clinician's Guide to Think Good-Feel Good: Using CBT with ...
This is a companion guide to Think Good Feel Good: A Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Workbook for Children and Young People.
Paul Stallard, 2005
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Good Morning: 365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day
Good Morning provides readers with a daily dose of inspiration to make every day matter.
Brook Noel, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GOOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term good is used in the context of the following news items.
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Live Coverage | 'A Good Result for Europe and for Germany'
Nonetheless, Mr. Fratzscher added, the outcome “is a good result for Europe and for Germany.” The German government, he said, “pushed through most of its ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Hacking Team boss: we sold to Ethiopia but 'we're the good guys'
Hacking Team founder speaks out about attacks that revealed company deals with dictatorships. Photograph: LJSphotography / Alamy/Alamy. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
George Osborne and Donald Trump are so good at whipping up hate
I now need a big, black, felt-tip pen beside me in the mornings when I'm reading my paper, so that I can quickly blot out any image of George ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Doing Good: Local nonprofit trains teachers to help struggling readers
Who's doing good?Each Tuesday, we write about charity events such as fun-runs, volunteer projects and other community gatherings that ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
5
China's equity bust is good news for global markets
This is to misunderstand China's role in the world. Continued economic weakness is good news for global stocks just as Japan's weakness was ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
6
UK's Prince William says air ambulance job will keep him 'a good guy'
I hope to still be a part of that ... but equally do something that I think is incredibly important and that will prove me in good stead for the future.". «The Daily Star, Jul 15»
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Las Vegas Summer League Day 3
They rarely hesitated, passing up good shots for great ones, and wound up shooting a sizzling (for summer league) 46.9 percent from the field, ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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What Good Sales People Know About Personal Branding That …
We used to call it building a good reputation and being clear on the direction you wanted your career to go. Then the age of digital dawned and ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Dig In: Feed the World Cafe feeds you well while doing good for the …
Dig In: Feed the World Cafe. The restaurant makes a donation to combat community hunger for every meal sold at the restaurant. Desserts ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Budget does HSBC less harm than good
For the bank itself, the Budget was, on balance, a good one, delivering a valuable tax concession — or at least the promise of one from 2021. «Financial Times, Jul 15»

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