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

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