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1. Valid; legally firm; not weak or defective; having strength adequate to its support; as a good title; a good deed; a good claim.
2. Valid; sound; not weak, false or fallacious; as a good argument.
3. Complete or sufficiently perfect in its kind; having the physical qualities best adapted to its design and use; opposed to bad, imperfect, corrupted, impaired. We say, good timber, good cloth, a good soil, a good color.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and
behold, it was very good Genesis 1:4.
4. Having moral qualities best adapted to its design and use, or the qualities which God's law requires; virtuous; pious; religious; applied to persons, and opposed to bad, vitious, wicked, evil.
Yet peradventure for a good man some would
even dare to die. Romans 5:7.
5. Conformable to the moral law; virtuous; applied to actions.
In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.
6. Proper; fit; convenient; seasonable; well adapted to the end. It was a good time to commence operations. He arrived in good time.
7. Convenient; useful; expedient; conducive to happiness.
It is not good that the man should be alone. Genesis 2:9.
8. Sound; perfect; uncorrupted; undamaged. This fruit will keep good the whole year.
9. Suitable to the taste or to health; wholesome; salubrious; palatable; not disagreeable or noxious; as fruit good to eat; a tree good for food. Genesis 2:9.
10. Suited to produce a salutary effect; adapted to abate or cure; medicinal; salutary; beneficial; as, fresh vegetables are good for scorbutic diseases.
11. Suited to strengthen or assist the healthful functions; as, a little wine is good for a weak stomach.
12. Pleasant to the taste; as a good apple.
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste. Proverbs 24:13.
13. Full; complete.
The protestant subjects of the abbey make up a good third of its people.
14. Useful; valuable; having qualities or a tendency to produce a good effect.
All quality, that is good for any thing, is originally founded on merit.
15. Equal; adequate; competent. His security is good for the amount of the debt; applied to persons able to fulfill contracts.
Antonio is a good man.
16. Favorable; convenient for any purpose; as a good stand for business; a good station for a camp.
17. Convenient; suitable; safe; as a good harbor for ships.
18. Well qualified; able; skillful; or performing duties with skill and fidelity; as a good prince; a good commander; a good officer; a good physician.
19. Ready; dexterous.
Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else.
20. Kind; benevolent; affectionate; as a good father; good will.
21. Kind; affectionate; faithful; as a good friend.
22. Promotive of happiness; pleasant; agreeable; cheering; gratifying.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. Psalms 133:1.
23. Pleasant or prosperous; as, good morrow, Sir; good morning.
24. Honorable; fair; unblemished; unimpeached; as a man of good fame or report.
A good name is better than precious ointment.
25. Cheerful; favorable to happiness. Be of good comfort.
26. Great or considerable; not small nor very great; as a good while ago; he is a good way off, or at a good distance; he has a good deal of leisure; I had a good share of the trouble. Here we see the primary sense of extending, advancing.
27. Elegant; polite; as good breeding.
28. Real; serious; not feigned.
Love not in good earnest.
29. Kind; favorable; benevolent; humane.
The men were very good to us. 1 Samuel 25:3.
30. Benevolent; merciful; gracious.
Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are
of a clean heart. Psalms 73:1.
31. Seasonable; commendable; proper.
Why trouble ye the woman, for she hath
wrought a good work on me. Matthew 26:10.
32. Pleasant; cheerful; festive.
We come in a good day. 1 Samuel 25:3.
33. Companionable; social; merry.
It is well known, that Sir Roger had been a good fellow in his youth.
34. Brave; in familiar language. You are a good fellow.
35. In the phrases, the good man, applied to the master of the house, and good woman, applied to the mistress, good sometimes expresses a moderate degree of respect, and sometimes slight contempt. Among the first settlers of New England, it was used as a title instead of Mr.; as Goodman Jones; Goodman Wells.
36. The phrase good will is equivalent to benevolence; but it signifies also an earnest desire, a hearty wish, entire willingness or fervent zeal; as, we entered into the service with a good will; he laid on stripes with a good will.
37. Comely; handsome; well formed; as a good person or shape.
38. Mild; pleasant; expressing benignity or other estimable qualities; as a good countenance.
39. Mild; calm; not irritable or fractious; as a good temper.
40. Kind; friendly; humane; as a good heart or disposition.
GOOD advice, wise and prudent counsel.
GOOD heed, great care; due caution.
In good south, in good truth; in reality.
To make good to perform; to fulfill; as, to make good one's word or promise; that is to make it entire or unbroken.
1. To confirm or establish; to prove; to verify; as, to make good a charge or accusation.
2. To supply deficiency; to make up a defect or loss. I will make good what is wanting.
3. To indemnify; to give an equivalent for damages. If you suffer loss, I will make it good to you.
4. To maintain; to carry into effect; as, to make good a retreat.
To stand good to be firm or valid. His word or promise stands good
To think good to see good is to be pleased or satisfied; to think to be expedient.
If ye think good give me my price. Zechariah 11:12.
As good as, equally; no better than; the same as. We say, one is as good as dead. Hebrews 11:2.
As good as his word, equaling in fulfillment what was promised; performing to the extent.
GOOD, noun That which contributes to diminish or remove pain, or to increase happiness or prosperity; benefit; advantage; opposed to evil or misery. The medicine will do neither good nor harm. It does my heart good to see you so happy.
There are many that say, who will show us any good Psa 4.
1. Welfare; prosperity; advancement of interest or happiness. He labored for the good of the state.
The good of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the good of each of the members composing it.
2. Spiritual advantage or improvement; as the good of souls.
3. Earnest; not jest.
The good woman never died after this, till she came to die for good and all.
The phrase, for good and all, signifies, finally; to close the whole business; for the last time.
4. Moral works; actions which are just and in conformity to the moral law or divine precepts.
Depart from evil, and do good Psa 34.
5. Moral qualities; virtue; righteousness.
I find no good in this man.
6. The best fruits; richness; abundance.
I will give you the good of the land. Gen 45.
GOOD, verb transitive To manure. [Not in use.]
GOOD, adverb As good as well; with equal advantage. Had you not as good go with me? In America we use goods, the Gothic word. Had you not as goods go?
In replies, good signifies well; right; it is satisfactory; I am satisfied. I will be with you to morrow; answer, good very good So we use well, from the root of Latin valeo, to be strong.
Choice between, by Adam and Eve
Exhortation to choose between
Subjective conflict between
Instances of returning good for evil:
Abraham, to Abimelech
Elisha, to the Syrians
2 Kings 6:22-23
David, to his enemies
Jesus, to His crucifiers
GOOD-BREE'DING, noun Polite manners, formed by a good education; a polite education.
GOOD-BY. [See By.]
GOOD-CONDI'TIONED, adjective Being in a good state; having good qualities or favorable symptoms.
GOOD-FEL'LOW, noun A jolly companion. [This is hardly to be admitted as a compound word.]
GOOD-FEL'LOW, verb transitive To make a jolly companion; to besot. [Little used.]
GOOD-FEL'LOWSHIP, noun Merry society.
GOOD-FRI'DAY, noun A fast of the christian church, in memory of our Savior's sufferings, kept in passion week.
GOOD-HU'MOR, noun A cheerful temper or state of mind.
GOOD-HU'MORED, adjective Being of a cheerful temper.
GOOD-HU'MOREDLY, adverb With a cheerful temper; in a cheerful way.
GOOD'INGS, noun In seamen's language, clamps of iron bolted on the stern-post of a ship, whereon to hang the rudder.
GOOD'LESS, adjective Having no goods.
GOOD'LINESS, noun [from goodly.] Beauty of form; grace; elegance.
Her goodliness was full of harmony to his eyes.
GOOD'LY, adverb Excellently.
GOOD'LY, adjective Being of a handsome form; beautiful; graceful; as a goodly person; goodly raiment; goodly houses.
1. Pleasant; agreeable; desirable; as goodly days.
2. Bulky; swelling; affectedly turgid.
Boughs of, were to be carried in festive procession on the first day of the feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23:40). This was probably the olive tree (Nehemiah 8:15), although no special tree is mentioned.
GOOD'LYHEAD,noun Goodness, grace. [Not in use.]
GOOD'MAN, noun A familiar appellation of civility; sometimes used ironically.
With you, goodman boy, if you please.
1. A rustic term of compliment; as old goodman Dobson.
GOOD-MAN'NERS, noun Propriety of behavior; politeness; decorum.
GOOD-NA'TURE, noun Natural mildness and kindness of disposition.
GOOD-NA'TURED, adjective Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked.
GOOD-NA'TUREDLY, adverb With mildness of temper.
In man is not a mere passive quality, but the deliberate preference of right to wrong, the firm and persistent resistance of all moral evil, and the choosing and following of all moral good.
GOOD'NESS, noun The state of being good; the physical qualities which constitute value, excellence or perfection; as the goodness of timber; the goodness of a soil.
1. The moral qualities which constitute christian excellence; moral virtue; religion.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness faith. Galatians 5:22.
2. Kindness; benevolence; benignity of heart; but more generally, acts of kindness; charity; humanity exercised. I shall remember his goodness to me with gratitude.
3. Kindness; benevolence of nature; mercy.
The Lord God--abundant in goodness and truth. Exodus 34:6.
4. Kindness; favor shown; acts of benevolence, compassion or mercy.
Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which Jehovah
had done to Israel. Exodus 18:9.
A perfection of his character which he exercises towards his creatures according to their various circumstances and relations (Psalms 145:8, 9; 103:8; 1 John 4:8). Viewed generally, it is benevolence; as exercised with respect to the miseries of his creatures it is mercy, pity, compassion, and in the case of impenitent sinners, long-suffering patience; as exercised in communicating favour on the unworthy it is grace. "Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. God is not sometimes merciful and sometimes just, but he is eternally infinitely just and merciful." God is infinitely and unchangeably good (Zephaniah 3:17), and his goodness is incomprehensible by the finite mind (Romans 11:35, 36). "God's goodness appears in two things, giving and forgiving."
GOOD-NOW. An exclamation of wonder or surprise.
1. An exclamation of entreaty. [Not used.]
GOODS, noun plural Movables; household furniture.
1. Personal or movable estate; as horses, cattle, utensils, etc.
2. Wares; merchandize; commodities bought and sold by merchants and traders.
GOOD'SHIP, noun Favor; grace. [Not in use.]
GOOD-SPEED, noun Good success; an old form of wishing success. [See Speed.]
GOOD-WIFE, noun The mistress of a family.
GOOD-WILL, noun Benevolence.
GOOD-WOMAN, noun The mistress of a family.
GOOD'Y, noun A low term of civility; as goody Dobson.
GOOD'YSHIP, noun The state or quality of a goody. [Ludicrous.]