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Definition of Good


  1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
  2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
  3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
  4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
  5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
  6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
  7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
  8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
  9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
  10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
  11. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil.
  12. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc.
  13. Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property.
  14. Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
  15. To make good; to turn to good.
  16. To manure; to improve.

Good Quotations

There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
William Shakespeare

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.

Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
Dennis Prager

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Good Translations

good in Afrikaans is gaaf, goed
good in Danish is god
good in Dutch is okee, okay, goed
good in French is bon, richement
good in German is gut, gut, artig
good in Italian is buono
good in Norwegian is god, snill, behage, flink, gyldig, dyktig, frisk
good in Portuguese is bom
good in Spanish is bueno
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