• "'It is good! very good!'"
    "'It is good! very good!'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj goodly large in amount or extent or degree "it cost a considerable amount","a goodly amount","received a hefty bonus","a respectable sum","a tidy sum of money","a sizable fortune"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Good, very well. Apache Good, very well. Apache
He Took the Lead for Good Old Rome 235 He Took the Lead for Good Old Rome 235
A good-appearin' woman A good-appearin' woman
"There is a good, wholesome-lookin' girl." "There is a good, wholesome-lookin' girl."
What the Bayonet Was Good for 033 What the Bayonet Was Good for 033
Si Being Worked for a 'good Thing.' 175 Si Being Worked for a 'good Thing.' 175

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint
    • adv Goodly Excellently.
    • Goodly Large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number. "Goodly and great he sails behind his link."
    • Goodly Of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses. "The goodliest man of men since born."
    • Goodly Pleasant; agreeable; desirable. "We have many goodly days to see."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Have you ever questioned your sanity? You have good reason to. Did you know that one out of every four people has some sort of pychological 'problem'?
    • goodly Good-looking; of fair proportions or fine appearance; graceful; well-favored; well formed or developed: as, a goodly person; goodly raiment.
    • goodly Pleasant; agreeable; desirable.
    • goodly Considerable; rather large or great: as, a goodly number.
    • goodly In a good manner; gracefully; excellently; kindly.
    • goodly Well; properly.
    • goodly Conveniently.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: James Buchanan was certainly a good host. When England's Prince of Wales came to visit in the fall of 1860, so many guests came with him, it's said the president slept in the hallway.
    • adv Goodly (Spens.) excellently, kindly
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  • Thomas Fuller
    “He teaches me to be good that does me good.”
  • Humphrey Bogart
    Humphrey Bogart
    “All you owe the public is a good performance.”
  • Voltaire
    “The best is the enemy of the good.”
  • Roy Rogers
    Roy Rogers
    “Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A good meal ought to begin with hunger.”


As good as new - If something has been used but is still in extremely good condition, it is as good as new.
Deliver the goods - Do what is required, come up to expectations. For example, Kate delivered the goods and got us the five votes we needed. This phrase alludes to delivering an order of groceries or other items. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
Give as good as you get - If you give as good as you get, you are prepared to treat people as badly as they treat you and to fight for what you believe.
Good antennae - Someone with good antennae is good at detecting things.
Good as gold - If children are as good as gold, they behave very well.
Good egg - A person who can be relied on is a good egg. Bad egg is the opposite.
Good fences make good neighbours - This means that it is better for people to mind their own business and to respect the privacy of others. ('Good fences make good neighbors' is the American English spelling.)
Good hand - If you are a good hand at something, you do it well.
Good offices - Good offices is help and support, especially in mediating in a dispute.
Good Samaritan - A good Samaritan is a persoon wh helps others in need.
Good shape - If something's in good shape, it's in good condition. If a person's in good shape, they are fit and healthy.
Good spell - A spell can mean a fairly or relatively short period of time; you'll hear weather forecasts predict a dry spell. Sports commentators will say that a sportsperson is going through a good spell when they're performing consistently better than they normally do.
Good time - If you make good time on a journey, you manage to travel faster than you expected.
Good to go - Someone or something that meets one's approval. 'He is good to go.' 'The idea you had is good to go.'
Good walls make good neighbours - Your relationship with your neighbours depends, among other things, on respecting one another's privacy.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. godlich, AS. gōdlic,. See Good, and Like
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gód; closely akin to Dut. goed, Ger. gut, Ice. góðr, Goth. gods.


In literature:

But I am not unmindful of good works or good lives.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Oh, love, good-night, good-night!
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
She must not only have a good character and good health, but an ability to do something for herself and others.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
So on the whole I had not a very good time of it.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
A man born with a good, sound constitution, a good stomach, a good heart and good limbs, and a pretty good head-piece is rich.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
Such eating will ensure good digestion, good assimilation, good blood, and good health.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
It is a good variety for the table, and also a good keeper.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The mine was a good one.
"The Talking Leaves" by William O. Stoddard
The Good Book says: 'Do good unto them that harm you.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
There was excellent water here and good grazing for camels, while on the hills close by ibex shooting was said to be good.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor

In poetry:

Good news, ye light and darkness !
A new sun rises high.
Good news to you, all creatures !
Christ lives ; you shall not die.
"Easter Song" by Leo Alishan
While store of goods spun she,
While store of goods spun she,
And his axe had cleared a wide domain,
While store of goods spun she.
"Laura Secord: The Heroine of The War Of 1812 - Act III" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Sin for my good does work and win;
Yet 'tis not good for me to sin.
My pleasure issues from my pain;
My losses still increase my gain.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
A master of men was the Goodly Fere,
A mate of the wind and sea,
If they think they ha' slain our Goodly Fere
They are fools eternally.
"Ballad Of The Goodly Fere" by Ezra Pound
I was a good boy,
Never done no wrong.
Yes, I was a good boy,
Never done no wrong,
But this world is weary
An' de road is hard an' long.
"Po' Boy Blues" by Langston Hughes
The good still moveth towards the good:
The ill still moveth towards the ill:
But who affirmeth that we will
Not form a nobler brotherhood
"In After Days" by George Frederick Cameron

In news:

Thomas Jefferson had a lot to say about newspapers - some of it good, and some of it not so good.
If good things come in small packages, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MCG's Children's Medical Center is better than good.
But a good horror-inspired song released on Halloween is still a good horror-inspired song after Halloween.
There is such a thing as being too good for your own good.
Good advice ' Offal Good': Trotters and Beef Hearts Kick Off Cooking Class Schedule at Farmers' Market.
He loves good meat, good music, and good whiskey, but not necessarily in that order.
Onde Audio good audio recorder, not-so-good audio editor.
"It's such a good organization and a good way to feel like you are helping people," said Moore, a volunteer with the Gobble Jog.
Good weather, good pacing : What a Mummers.
Mining companies know this, and for whatever reason, be it good citizenship or simply good public relations, they frequently lend paleontologists a hand.
"It was a good chance for us to have a couple of long weekends and pretty good practices in the middle of the week where we worked on fundamentals," said first-year coach Sean Blumette.
Good food, good health, good life.
Some nice country, a couple good fish and good times.
Competition is driving many people to work harder and run faster -- in both good and not-so-good economic times.
"I am seeing the ball good and feel like, at times, I am taking good swings," Ackley told Henry.

In science:

The good agreement between estimates and measurements confirms the good thermal conduction at the metallized holes.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
For t, k ∈ subpaths with the property that every subpath either has length one and starts at a non-(t, k)-good vertex or it has length t (a long subpath ) and starts at a (t, k)-good vertex. (Such a partitioning is clearly possible.) Let nt,k (π) be the number of long subpaths in our partitioning.
Two New Bounds on the Random-Edge Simplex Algorithm
An edge (u, v) is said to be good if it belongs to less than np triangles. A triangle is good if its three edges are good.
Moment inequalities for functions of independent random variables
It has a property which we called good. A Fredholm pair is good if (roughly speaking) it remains to be Fredholm after conjugation with functions, see §4.
Correspondences and index
Note that N|I | (xi : i ∈ I )Nk−|I |(xi : i /∈ I ) equals the number of pairs (α, β ) where α is a good pairing of (xi : i ∈ I ) and β is a good pairing of (xi : i /∈ I ).
Congruence properties of depths in some random trees