good word


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n good word good news
    • n good word something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Probably the best known multiple meaning is the hebrew word "SHALOM" which means, alternately, "hello", "good-bye", and "peace"
    • Good word commendation; favorable account.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The song "Happy Birthday to You" was originally written by sisters Mildred and Patty Hill as "Good Morning to You." The words were changed and it was published in 1935.
    • Good word favourable mention, praise
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  • Thomas Carlyle
    “It is not a lucky word, this name impossible; no good comes of those who have it so often in their mouths.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.”
  • Lee Iacocca
    “The one word that makes a good manager -- decisiveness.”
  • George W. Crane
    George W. Crane
    “Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!”
  • Dhammapada
    “However many holy words you read, however many you speak, What good will they do you if you do not act upon them?”
  • Henry Ford
    “Speculation is only a word covering the making of money out of the manipulation of prices, instead of supplying goods and services.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. word; Goth. waurd, Ice. orth, Ger. wort; also conn. with L. verbum, a word, Gr. eirein, to speak.


In literature:

Put in a good word for me while I'm away, won't you now, Aunt Jeanne?
"Carette of Sark" by John Oxenham
The Word came with just as much power to these unfruitful classes as it did to the good-ground hearer.
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
It is a good word, well sounding, obvious, and expresses an idea, which would otherwise require circumlocution.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I promised my good Fairy to become a well conducted boy, and I will keep my word.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
With a few words of explanation Mr. Holbrook left them, promising to be back in good season with Lancy.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
Good form was his divinity, and never by word or look would he attempt to win another man's betrothed.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
I must also put in a good word here for the gamekeepers.
"Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher After 25 Years' Experience" by Ike Matthews
Only one word for thy good, Charlie.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Lefingwell's word was always good.
"The Trail Horde" by Charles Alden Seltzer
My word is as good as yours.
"The Mystery at Putnam Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
No one shall say that Dick Dawson's word isn't as good as his bond; and his bond is worth a good deal.
"The Story of Bawn" by Katharine Tynan
The Squire came out of the mill, whither he had been to say a good word to Jerome, and stood by Martin Cheeseman.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
So Gunnar rode to the Thing, and saw it was not good to come to words with her.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
But after a few words of explanation of their quest, the good lady became sympathetic and helpful.
"Marjorie at Seacote" by Carolyn Wells
My boy, take a fellow-sufferer's word for it, it is wise and good not to shrink from the seeing and pitying.
"We and the World, Part I" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Undoubtedly these officers will give him their good word.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XI. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The words which we sent to our great Father were good: he spoke like the father of children.
"Great Indian Chief of the West" by Benjamin Drake
Such words will bear their fruit, for good or evil.
"Westminster Sermons with a Preface" by Charles Kingsley
I'm even told Lord Edward has a good word for him.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
Upon my word, I think he is quite a good sort.
"The Independence of Claire" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

In poetry:

Folded in like a dark thought
For which the language is lost,
Tuscan cypresses,
Is there a great secret?
Are our words no good?
"Cypresses" by D H Lawrence
Thou wilt deny us, Father! nought
That's good, or kind, or right,
Though never asked in word or thought—
Thy love is infinite.
"Agar's Petition" by John Bowring
In the low chant of wakeful birds,
In the deep weltering flood,
In whispering leaves, these solemn words -
"God made us all for good."
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Good friend, unsay that graceless word!
I am a mother crowned with joy,
And yet I feel a bosom pang
To pass the little starveling boy.
"Limitations Of Benevolence" by Julia Ward Howe
Men called him but a shiftless youth,
In whom no good they saw;
And yet, unwittingly, in truth,
They made his careless words their law.
"The Shepherd Of King Admetus" by James Russell Lowell
Recited gospel, chapter, verse—
I should be loth to spoil in metre
All the good words he did rehearse,
As spoken by our Lord to Peter.
"The Text" by Charles Lamb

In news:

In other words, exactly what we've come to expect from designer Christopher Bailey (in a good way).
NASCAR's Most Popular Driver didn't mince words after Sunday's Good Sam 500, which ended with a 25-car pileup on the final lap.
NEW YORK — ABC and Tom Hanks are apologizing after the actor let slip a swear word during a live appearance on "Good Morning America.".
Reading the words "rare" and "spectacular" in a review of your latest album on the Web's most influential music commentary site: good.
When I think of the word crucify, I think of the death of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Good Friday.
For many musicians and engineers, the words "Mackie" and "mixer" are synonymous, and with good reason.
Admittedly, it's not a good idea to bring your kid into a control tower of a busy airport and let him say a few words on the radio, but if there's a story being blown out of proportion today, this one is it.
Feel Good Violence prefers to spread the word of the Public Broadcasting System.
This morning is the 16th day, and a reader sends in pictoral proof that the Man has made good on his word.
The words homey and handmade are sounding very good to us again.
Those are good words to keep in mind as bowhunters get out their equipment for the fast-approaching seasons.
The word from Cincinnati is not good these days.
Good salespeople choose phrases and words carefully, they constantly watch the customer in order to weed out the words and phrases that don't work and emphasize the ones that do.
At a conference I recently attended, I kept hearing a word come up in some of the presentations that really got my attention, and not in a good way: "learnings".
I love a good play on words just as much as the next guy, but sometimes a press release takes it too far-- like this gem from Sudco, distributor of so-called VamPLIERS.

In science:

In other words the BV quantization scheme want to achieve good notion of cohomology class by carefully defining S .
Flat family of QFTs and quantization of d-algebras
In other words, ~A + ~∇χ is just as good a vector potential as ~A.
Gauge invariance and the detection of gravitational radiation
In other words, I assume that these “uncontroversial” fermion discretizations are “good”, in my c lassification above.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
For good measure, I will throw in a gluon or two, and say a few words about glueballs.
Summary of Experimental Meson Physics
Key words: Cramer-von Mises type tests, diffusion process, goodness of fit, hypotheses testing, ergodic diffusion.
On the Goodness-of-Fit Testing for Ergodic Diffusion Processes
The word “generally” is important: this quality is neither necessary nor sufficient for the model to be good.
A Bayesian Model for Discovering Typological Implications
Moreover, LH cyc (Λ) is generated by the elements (w) , where w is a good word in LHO+ (Λ) .
Effect of Legendrian Surgery
In other words, the algorithm produces a good ordering if the input articles’ orderings have high agreement.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Key Words: Cramer-von Mises Statistics; Exponential model; Goodness of fit test; Kolmogorov-Smirnov statistics; Likelihood ratio test; Record data; Weibull model.
Goodness-of-fit tests for weibull populations on the basis of records
Key words and phrases: Bootstrap, goodness of fit tests, mixing, nonlinear time series, quantile spectral density.
The quantile spectral density and comparison based tests for nonlinear time series
In other words, it is not clear under which physical conditions Newtonian gravity gives a good approximation to GR in an extended system with non-linear deviations.
Backreaction in late-time cosmology
With respect to testing goodness-of-fit, the number m of bins is the number of words in the dictionary from which List 1 of Eldridge (2010) was drawn.
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
LM is very good at picking the top scores which reinforces the fact that word-level features, from reviewer and submitted papers, contain useful information for matching reviewers.
A Framework for Optimizing Paper Matching
Key words: Cramer-von Mises tests, ergodic diffusion process, goodness of fit test, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, hypotheses testing.
Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Process
In other words, we want to avoid a prior distribution that leads to sequential tests with very good behavior for some densities in H1 , but with poor behavior for others.
Almost optimal sequential tests of discrete composite hypotheses