Meaning of GOOD in English



Function: noun

Date: before 12th century

1 a : something that is good b (1) : something conforming to the moral order of the universe (2) : praiseworthy character : GOODNESS c : a good element or portion

2 a : advancement of prosperity or well-being <the good of the community> <it's for your own good > b : something useful or beneficial <it's no good trying>

3 a : something that has economic utility or satisfies an economic want b plural : personal property having intrinsic value but usually excluding money, securities, and negotiable instruments c plural : CLOTH d plural : something manufactured or produced for sale : WARES , MERCHANDISE <canned good s > e plural British : FREIGHT

4 : good persons ― used with the

5 plural a : the qualities required to achieve an end b : proof of wrongdoing <didn't have the good s on him ― T. G. Cooke>

– for good also for good and all : FOREVER , PERMANENTLY

– in good with : in a favored position with

– to the good

1 : for the best : BENEFICIAL <efforts to restrict credit were all to the good ― Time >

2 : in a position of net gain or profit <wound up $10 to the good >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.