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, a. [Compar. Better
; superl. Best
. These words,
though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are
from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS.
g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god,
Goth. g[=o]ds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and
akin to E. gather. [root]29 Cf. Gather
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.
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold,
it was very good. --Gen. i. 31.
Good company, good wine, good welcome. --Shak.
2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious;
religious; -- said of persons or actions.
In all things showing thyself a pattern of good
works. --Tit. ii. 7.
3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite;
propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
to or toward, also formerly by unto.
The men were very good unto us. --1 Sam. xxv.
4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be
relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
All quality that is good for anything is founded
originally in merit. --Collier.
5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
especially by at.
He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
Those are generally good at flattering who are good
for nothing else. --South.
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.
My reasons are both good and weighty. --Shak.
My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that
he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest;
in good sooth.
Love no man in good earnest. --Shak.
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.
Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
running over. --Luke vi. 38.
10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied;
as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good
A good name is better than precious ointment.
As good as
. See under As
, or For good and all
, completely and finally;
The good woman never died after this, till she came
to die for good and all. --L'Estrange.
, polite or polished manners, formed by
education; a polite education.
Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.
, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
(a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and
(b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a
, a person of companionable qualities.
, or Good people
, fairies; brownies; pixies,
etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
Good for nothing
(a) Of no value; useless; worthless.
(b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
My father always said I was born to be a good
for nothing. --Ld. Lytton.
, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches
as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or
suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
, or Good-humor
, a cheerful or pleasant temper
or state of mind.
Good humor man
, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor
ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small
refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through
residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing
some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence.
, or Good-nature
, habitual kindness or
mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of
being in good humor.
The good nature and generosity which belonged to his
The young count's good nature and easy
persuadability were among his best characteristics.
. See Good folk
, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old
form of wishing success. See Speed
, an act of kidness; a favor.
(a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling.
(b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the
tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and
others, to resort to an established place of
business; the advantage accruing from tendency or
The good will of a trade is nothing more than
the probability that the old customers will
resort to the old place. --Lord Eldon.
In good time
(a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor
(b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
To hold good
, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to
remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the
condition still holds good.
To make good
, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to
supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or
verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to
clear; to vindicate.
Each word made good and true. --Shak.
Of no power to make his wishes good. --Shak.
I . . . would by combat make her good. --Shak.
Convenient numbers to make good the city. --Shak.
To think good
, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with;
to consider expedient or proper.
If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
forbear. --Zech. xi.
Note: Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in
greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night,
good evening, good morning, etc.
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.
As good almost kill a man as kill a good book.
As good as
, in effect; virtually; the same as.
They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as
good as bid ye suppress yourselves. --Milton.
([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa,
AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf.
G. als as, than, also so, then. See Also
1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner;
like; similar to; in the same manner with or in which; in
accordance with; in proportion to; to the extent or degree
in which or to which; equally; no less than; as, ye shall
be as gods, knowing good and evil; you will reap as you
sow; do as you are bidden.
His spiritual attendants adjured him, as he loved
his soul, to emancipate his brethren. --Macaulay.
Note: As is often preceded by one of the antecedent or
correlative words such, same, so, or as, in expressing
an equality or comparison; as, give us such things as
you please, and so long as you please, or as long as
you please; he is not so brave as Cato; she is as
amiable as she is handsome; come as quickly as
possible. “Bees appear fortunately to prefer the same
colors as we do.”
--Lubbock. As, in a preceding part
of a sentence, has such or so to answer correlatively
to it; as with the people, so with the priest.
2. In the idea, character, or condition of, -- limiting the
view to certain attributes or relations; as, virtue
considered as virtue; this actor will appear as Hamlet.
The beggar is greater as a man, than is the man
merely as a king. --Dewey.
3. While; during or at the same time that; when; as, he
trembled as he spoke.
As I return I will fetch off these justices. --Shak.
4. Because; since; it being the case that.
As the population of Scotland had been generally
trained to arms . . . they were not indifferently
prepared. --Sir W.
[1913 Webster] [See Synonym under Because
5. Expressing concession. (Often approaching though in
We wish, however, to avail ourselves of the
interest, transient as it may be, which this work
has excited. --Macaulay.
6. That, introducing or expressing a result or consequence,
after the correlatives so and such. [Obs.]
I can place thee in such abject state, as help shall
never find thee. --Rowe.
, so that. [Obs.]
The relations are so uncertain as they require a
great deal of examination. --Bacon.
7. As if; as though. [Obs. or Poetic]
He lies, as he his bliss did know. --Waller.
8. For instance; by way of example; thus; -- used to
introduce illustrative phrases, sentences, or citations.
9. Than. [Obs. & R.]
The king was not more forward to bestow favors on
them as they free to deal affronts to others their
10. Expressing a wish. [Obs.] “As have,”
Note: i. e., may he have. --Chaucer.
As . . as
. See So . . as
, under So
As far as
, to the extent or degree. “As far as can be
As far forth as
, as far as. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
, or As to
, in regard to; with respect to.
As good as
, not less than; not falling short of.
As good as one's word
, faithful to a promise.
, or As though
, of the same kind, or in the same
condition or manner, that it would be if.
As it were
(as if it were), a qualifying phrase used to
apologize for or to relieve some expression which might be
regarded as inappropriate or incongruous; in a manner.
, just now. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
, as quickly as possible. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
, also; too; besides. --Addison.
As well as
, equally with, no less than. “I have
understanding as well as you.”
--Job xii. 3.
, until now; up to or at the present time; still;