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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Middle English < Old English gōd < Proto-Germanic *gōdaz, *gothaz < Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (to unite, be associated, be suitable).

Adjective

good (comparative better, superlative best)

Positive
good

Comparative
better

Superlative
best

  1. Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
    good intentions
  2. Useful for a particular purpose (it’s a good watch).
  3. Of food, edible; not stale or rotten.
    still good
  4. Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste.
  5. Of food, healthful; full of vitamins and minerals.
  6. Pleasant; enjoyable.
    a good time
  7. Of people, competent or talented.
    a good swimmer
  8. Effective.
    a good worker
  9. Favourable.
    a good omen
    good weather
  10. Beneficial; worthwhile.
    a good job
  11. (colloquial) With "and", extremely. (The soup is good and hot.)
  12. Goody-goody; lacking in spirit or personality.
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Holy.
  14. Reasonable in amount.
    all in good time
  15. Large in amount or size.
    A good part of his day was spent shopping.
    It will be a good while longer until he's done.
    He's had a good amount of troubles, he has.
    a good while longer
    a good amount of seeds
    For the better part of one hundred years, this was the home of Cook County Hospital.
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Adverb

good

  1. (nonstandard) Well.
    • 2007 April 19, Jimmy Wales, “Jimmy Wales on the User-Generated Generation”, Fresh Air, WHYY, Pennsylvania [1]
      The one thing that we can't do...is throw out the baby with the bathwater.... We know our process works pretty darn good and, uh, it’s really sparked this amazing phenomenon of this...high-quality website.

Noun

Singular
good

Plural
goods

good (goods)
  1. (uncountable) The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
  2. (countable) A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  3. (uncountable) The abstract instantiation of something qualified by the adjective; e.g., "The best is the enemy of the good."
  4. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An item of merchandise.
Antonyms
  • (forces of good): bad, evil
  • (positive result): bad
Translations

Etymology 2

Dutch goederen for wares.

Noun

Singular
a good

Plural
{{{1}}}

a good ({{{1}}})
  1. (finance) Identical items that are produced, then traded, bought, or sold, for the purpose of consumption.
Translations

Limburgish

Etymology

Related to English good. Not related to gód.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ʝoː˦d] ~ [ʝoː˦t]

Adjective

good (comparative: baeter, superlative: bès, 't bès)

  1. good

Inflection

Masculine Feminine Neutral
Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
Nominative gooje gooj gooj gooj good gooj
Genitive goods goojer goojer goojer goods goojer
Locative goojes gooje goojes gooje goojes gooje
Vocative² gooj gooj gooj gooj gooj gooj
Dative¹ gooje goojen goojer goojen good goojen
Accusative¹ gooje goojen good gooj good goojen
  • Dative and accusative are nowadays obsolete, use nominative instead.
  • Vocative only exists for about ten words.

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