good Idioms & Phrases


a good deal

  • adverb to a very great degree or extent
    very much; a lot; lots; much; a great deal.
    • I feel a lot better
    • we enjoyed ourselves very much
    • she was very much interested
    • this would help a great deal
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A good landfall

  • (Naut.), the sighting of land in conformity with the navigator's reckoning and expectation.
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A good leg

  • (Naut.), a course sailed on a tack which is near the desired course.
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a-good

A-good adverb

Etymology
Pref. a- + good.
Definitions
  1. In earnest; heartily. Obs. "I made her weep agood." Shak.
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Acceptance of goods

  • under the statute of frauds, is an intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of the transaction.
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All the better

  • wholly the better; that is, better by the whole difference.
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As good as

  • in effect; virtually; the same as.
  • not less than; not falling short of.
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As good as one's word

  • faithful to a promise.
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baked goods

  • noun foods (like breads and cakes and pastries) that are cooked in an oven
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better half

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    partner; married person; spouse; mate.
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better off

  • adjective satellite in a more fortunate or prosperous condition
    • she would have been better off if she had stuck with teaching
    • is better off than his classmate
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better-known

  • adjective satellite more familiar or renowned than the other of two
    • the better-known book of the two
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better-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
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bill of goods

  • noun communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    • they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car
  • noun a consignment of merchandise
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Bonded goods

  • goods placed in a bonded warehouse; goods, for the duties on which bonds are given at the customhouse.
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By right, By rights, ∨ By good rights

  • rightly; properly; correctly.
    He should himself use it by right. Chaucer.
    I should have been a woman by right. Shak.
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Canned goods

  • noun food preserved by canning
    canned goods; canned food; canned foods.
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  • a general name for fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish, preserved in hermetically sealed cans.
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cape of good hope

  • noun a point of land in southwestern South Africa (south of Cape Town)
  • noun a province of western South Africa
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cape of good hope province

  • noun a former province of southern South Africa that was settled by the Dutch in 1652 and ceded to Great Britain in 1814; in 1994 it was split into three new provinces of South Africa
    Cape Colony; Cape Province.
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common good

  • noun the good of a community
    commonweal.
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consumer goods

  • noun goods (as food or clothing) intended for direct use or consumption
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deliver the goods

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; bring home the bacon.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
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do good

  • verb be beneficial for
    benefit.
    • This will do you good
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do-gooder

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; humanitarian.
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dress goods

Dress" goods"

Definitions
  1. A term applied to fabrics for the gowns of women and girls; -- most commonly to fabrics of mixed materials, but also applicable to silks, printed linens, and calicoes.
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Dress goods, Dry goods, etc.

  • See in the Vocabulary.
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dry goods

Dry" goods`

Definitions
  1. A commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., -- in distinction from groceries. U.S.
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durable goods

  • noun consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
    durables; consumer durables.
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During good behavior

  • while (or so long as) one conducts one's self with integrity and fidelity or with propriety.
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Fancy goods

  • noun goods that are chiefly ornamental
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  • fabrics of various colors, patterns, etc., as ribbons, silks, laces, etc., in distinction from those of a simple or plain color or make.
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Fine goods

  • woven fabrics of fine texture and quality. McElrath.
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for good

  • adverb for a long time without essential change
    permanently.
    • he is permanently disabled
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For good, ∨ For good and all

  • completely and finally; fully; truly.
    The good woman never died after this, till she came to die for good and all. L'Estrange.
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for good measure

  • adverb in addition (as to close a deal)
    • the car salesman threw in the radio, for good measure
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For the better

  • in the way of improvement; so as to produce improvement. "If I have altered him anywhere for the better."
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Free goods

  • goods admitted into a country free of duty.
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get the better of

  • verb win a victory over
    overcome; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up
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get the goods

  • verb discover some bad or hidden information about
    • She got the goods on her co-worker after reading his e-mail
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good afternoon

  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    afternoon.
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good and

  • adverb completely or thoroughly
    • when I'm good and ready
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good authority

  • noun testimony by someone who should know
    • I have it on good authority
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good book

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen
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Good breeding

  • polite or polished manners, formed by education; a polite education.
    Distinguished by good humor and good breeding. Macaulay.
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Good cheap

  • literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
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Good consideration

  • (Law). (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and affection. Blackstone. (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a contract.
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good continuation

  • noun a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction
    continuation; law of continuation.
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good day

  • noun a farewell remark
    good-by; adieu; adios; so long; cheerio; arrivederci; sayonara; auf wiedersehen; goodbye; bye-bye; goodby; bye; good day; au revoir.
    • they said their good-byes
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good deal

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
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good egg

  • noun (old-fashioned slang) a good person
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good enough

  • adjective satellite adequately good for the circumstances
    • if it's good enough for you it's good enough for me
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good example

  • noun something to be imitated
    model; exemplar; example.
    • an exemplar of success
    • a model of clarity
    • he is the very model of a modern major general
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good faith

  • noun having honest intentions
    straightness.
    • he acted in good faith
    • doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants
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Good fellow

  • a person of companionable qualities. Familiar
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good fellowship

Good fellowship

Definitions
  1. , companionableness; the spirit and disposition befitting comrades.
    There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee. Shak.
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Good folk, or Good people

  • fairies; brownies; pixies, etc. Colloq. Eng. & Scot.
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Good for nothing

  • . (a) Of no value; useless; worthless. (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
    My father always said I was born to be a good for nothing. Ld. Lytton.
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good for you

  • adjective satellite promoting health; healthful
    healthy; salubrious.
    • a healthy diet
    • clean healthy air
    • plenty of healthy sleep
    • healthy and normal outlets for youthful energy
    • the salubrious mountain air and water"- C.B.Davis
    • carrots are good for you
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good form

  • noun behavior that conforms to social conventions of the time
    • it is not good form to brag about winning
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good fortune

  • noun an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
    luckiness; good fortune.
  • noun a stroke of luck
    fluke; good fortune.
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Good Friday

  • noun Friday before Easter
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  • the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
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good guy

  • noun any person who is on your side
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good health

  • noun the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    healthiness.
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good humor

  • noun a cheerful and agreeable mood
    good humour; good humor; amiability.
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Good humor, ∨ Good-humor

  • a cheerful or pleasant temper or state of mind.
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good humour

  • noun a cheerful and agreeable mood
    good humour; good humor; amiability.
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good looks

  • noun the quality of having regular well-defined features (especially of a man)
    handsomeness.
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good luck

  • noun an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
    luckiness; good fortune.
  • noun a stroke of luck
    fluke; good fortune.
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    break; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break
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good luck charm

  • noun something believed to bring good luck
    charm.
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good manners

  • noun a courteous manner
    courtesy.
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good morning

  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    morning.
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good nature

  • noun a cheerful, obliging disposition
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Good nature, ∨ Good-nature

  • habitual kindness or mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of being in good humor.
    The good nature and generosity which belonged to his character. Macaulay.
    The young count's good nature and easy persuadability were among his best characteristics. Hawthorne.
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good night

  • noun a conventional expression of farewell
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good now

Good" now"

Definitions
  1. An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty. Obs. Shak.
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good ol' boy

  • noun a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group
    good ol' boy; good old boy.
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good old boy

  • noun a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group
    good ol' boy; good old boy.
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good old days

  • noun past times remembered with nostalgia
    auld langsyne; old times; langsyne.
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good ole boy

  • noun a white male Southerner with an unpretentious convivial manner and conservative or intolerant attitudes and a strong sense of fellowship with and loyalty to other members of his peer group
    good ol' boy; good old boy.
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good part

  • noun a place of especial strength
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Good people

  • . See Good folk (above).
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good person

  • noun a person who is good to other people
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good samaritan

  • noun a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
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good sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
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good shepherd

  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    Christ; the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.
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Good speed

  • good luck; good success; godspeed; an old form of wishing success. See Speed.
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good speller

  • noun someone who spells words
    speller; poor speller.
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good spirit

  • noun a benevolent spirit
    eudemon; eudaemon.
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good story

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; funny.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
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good temper

  • noun a cheerful and agreeable mood
    good humour; good humor; amiability.
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good time

  • noun a highly pleasurable or exciting experience
    blast.
    • we had a good time at the party
    • celebrating after the game was a blast
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Good turn

  • noun a favor for someone
    turn.
    • he did me a good turn
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  • an act of kidness; a favor.
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good weather

  • noun weather suitable for outdoor activities
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Good will

  • noun a disposition to kindness and compassion
    grace; goodwill.
    • the victor's grace in treating the vanquished
  • noun (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
    goodwill.
  • noun the friendly hope that something will succeed
    goodwill.
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  • . (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling. (b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and others, to resort to an established place of business; the advantage accruing from tendency or inclination.
    The good will of a trade is nothing more than the probability that the old customers will resort to the old place. Lord Eldon.
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good word

  • noun something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
    testimonial; recommendation.
  • noun good news
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good-by

  • noun a farewell remark
    good-by; adieu; adios; so long; cheerio; arrivederci; sayonara; auf wiedersehen; goodbye; bye-bye; goodby; bye; good day; au revoir.
    • they said their good-byes
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Good`-by", Good`-bye" nouninterjection

Also
  • Good-by
  • Good-bye
Etymology
A contraction of God be with ye (God be w&icr; ye, God bw' ye, God bwye).
Definitions
  1. Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under By, prep. Shak.
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good-bye

  • noun a farewell remark
    good-by; adieu; adios; so long; cheerio; arrivederci; sayonara; auf wiedersehen; goodbye; bye-bye; goodby; bye; good day; au revoir.
    • they said their good-byes
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Good`-by", Good`-bye" nouninterjection

Also
  • Good-by
  • Good-bye
Etymology
A contraction of God be with ye (God be w&icr; ye, God bw' ye, God bwye).
Definitions
  1. Farewell; a form of address used at parting. See the last Note under By, prep. Shak.
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good-den

Good`-den" interjection

Etymology
Corrupt. of good e'en, for good evening.
Definitions
  1. A form of salutation. Obs. Shak.
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good-fellowship

Good`-fel"low*ship noun

Definitions
  1. Agreeable companionship; companionableness.
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good-for-naught

  • noun an idle worthless person
    no-account; goldbrick; good-for-naught; goof-off; ne'er-do-well.
  • adjective satellite without merit
    meritless; no-account; good-for-naught; no-count; sorry; good-for-nothing.
    • a sorry horse
    • a sorry excuse
    • a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick
    • the car was a no-good piece of junk
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good-for-nothing

  • noun an idle worthless person
    no-account; goldbrick; good-for-naught; goof-off; ne'er-do-well.
  • adjective satellite without merit
    meritless; no-account; good-for-naught; no-count; sorry; good-for-nothing.
    • a sorry horse
    • a sorry excuse
    • a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick
    • the car was a no-good piece of junk
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good-hearted

  • adjective satellite showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity
    sympathetic; kindly; benevolent; large-hearted; charitable; openhearted.
    • was charitable in his opinions of others
    • kindly criticism
    • a kindly act
    • sympathetic words
    • a large-hearted mentor
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good-humored

  • adjective satellite disposed to please
    good-humored; amiable.
    • an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
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Good`-hu"mored adjective

Definitions
  1. Having a cheerful spirit and demeanor; good-tempered. See Good-natured.
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good-humoredly

Good`-hu"mored*ly adverb

Definitions
  1. With a cheerful spirit; in a cheerful or good-tempered manner.
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good-humoredness

  • noun a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    good-humouredness; good-humoredness; good-naturedness.
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good-humoured

  • adjective satellite disposed to please
    good-humored; amiable.
    • an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
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good-humouredness

  • noun a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    good-humouredness; good-humoredness; good-naturedness.
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good-king-henry

  • noun European plant naturalized in North America; often collected from the wild as a potherb
    allgood; Chenopodium bonus-henricus; wild spinach; fat hen.
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good-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
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Good"-look`ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Handsome.
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good-natured

  • adjective having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
    • too good-natured to resent a little criticism
    • the good-natured policeman on our block
    • the sounds of good-natured play
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Good`-na"tured adjective

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  1. Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked. Syn. -- Good-natured, Good-tempered, Good-humored. Good-natured denotes a disposition to please and be pleased. Good-tempered denotes a habit of mind which is not easily ruffied by provocations or other disturbing influences. Good-humored is applied to a spirit full of ease and cheerfulness, as displayed in one's outward deportment and in social intercourse. A good-natured man recommends himself to all by the spirit which governs him. A good-humored man recommends himself particularly as a companion. A good-tempered man is rarely betrayed into anything which can disturb the serenity of the social circle.
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good-naturedly

  • adverb in a good-natured manner
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Good`-na"tured*ly adverb

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  1. With maldness of temper.
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good-naturedness

  • noun a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    good-humouredness; good-humoredness; good-naturedness.
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good-neighborliness

  • noun a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors
    good-neighborliness; neighbourliness; neighborliness.
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good-neighbourliness

  • noun a disposition to be friendly and helpful to neighbors
    good-neighborliness; neighbourliness; neighborliness.
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good-tempered

  • adjective satellite not easily irritated
    equable; even-tempered; placid.
    • an equable temper
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays
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Good`-tem"pered adjective

Definitions
  1. Having a good temper; not easily vexed. See Good-natured.
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good-temperedness

  • noun a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    good-humouredness; good-humoredness; good-naturedness.
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good-time

  • adjective satellite occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
    convivial.
    • a convivial atmosphere at the reunion
    • a woman of convivial nature
    • he was a real good-time Charlie
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Goods engine

  • a freight locomotive. Eng.
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Goods train

  • a freight train. Eng.
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Goods wagon

  • a freight car Eng. See the Note under Car, n., 2.
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green goods

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    produce; garden truck; green groceries.
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Had as lief, Had rather, Had better, Had as soon

  • etc., with a nominative and followed by the infinitive without to, are well established idiomatic forms. The original construction was that of the dative with forms of be, followed by the infinitive. See Had better, under Better.
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Had better

  • . (See under Had). The phrase had better, followed by an infinitive without to, is idiomatic. The earliest form of construction was "were better" with a dative; as, "Him were better go beside." (Gower.) i. e., It would be better for him, etc. At length the nominative (I, he, they, etc.) supplanted the dative and had took the place of were. Thus we have the construction now used.
    By all that's holy, he had better starve Than but once think this place becomes thee not. Shak.
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have a good time

  • verb enjoy oneself greatly
    have a ball.
    • We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM
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In good case

  • in good condition, health, or state of body.
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In good faith

  • with perfect sincerity.
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In good heart

  • in good courage; in good hope.
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in good order

  • adverb in the right manner
    right; decent; decently; properly; the right way.
    • please do your job properly!
    • can't you carry me decent?
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In good part

  • as well done; favorably; acceptably; in a friendly manner. Hooker.
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in good spirits

  • adverb without losing equilibrium
    in stride.
    • she took all his criticism in stride
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in good taste

  • adjective satellite satisfying generally accepted social or esthetic standards
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In good time

  • adverb at the appropriate time
    in due time; in due season; in due course; when the time comes.
    • we'll get to this question in due course
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  • . (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor too late. (b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
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make good

  • verb act as promised
    • make good on promises
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no-good

  • adjective satellite without merit
    meritless; no-account; good-for-naught; no-count; sorry; good-for-nothing.
    • a sorry horse
    • a sorry excuse
    • a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick
    • the car was a no-good piece of junk
  • adjective satellite returned for lack of funds
    rubber.
    • a rubber check
    • a no-good check
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packaged goods

  • noun groceries that are packaged for sale
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Piece goods

  • noun merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard
    piece goods.
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  • goods usually sold by pieces or fixed portions, as shirtings, calicoes, sheetings, and the like.
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Printed goods

  • textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
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soft goods

  • noun textiles or clothing and related merchandise
    drygoods.
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sporting goods

  • noun sports equipment sold as a commodity
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steelbow goods

Steel"bow` goods"

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  1. (Scots Law) Those goods on a farm, such as corn, cattle, implements husbandry, etc., which may not be carried off by a removing tenant, as being the property of the landlord.
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tinned goods

  • noun food preserved by canning
    canned goods; canned food; canned foods.
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To be better off

  • to be in a better condition.
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To be upon one's good behavior, To be put upon one's good behavior

  • to be in a state of trial, in which something important depends on propriety of conduct.
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To get the better of, To get the best of

  • to obtain an advantage over; to surpass; to subdue.
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To hold good

  • to remain true or valid; to be operative; to remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the condition still holds good.
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To keep good (∨ bad) hours

  • to be customarily early (or late) in returning home or in retiring to rest.
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To keep good hours

  • to be regular in going to bed early.
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To levy on goods and chattels

  • to take into custody or seize specific property in satisfaction of a writ.
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To make a good board

  • (Naut.), to sail in a straight line when close-hauled; to lose little to leeward.
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To make good

  • to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to clear; to vindicate.
    Each word made good and true. Shak.
    Of no power to make his wishes good. Shak.
    I . . . would by combat make her good. Shak.
    Convenient numbers to make good the city. Shak.
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To make good, ∨ bad, weather

  • (Naut.), to endure a gale well or ill; said of a vessel. Shak.
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To think better of

  • (any one), to have a more favorable opinion of any one.
  • (an opinion, resolution, etc.), to reconsider and alter one's decision.
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To think good

  • to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with; to consider expedient or proper.
    If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. Zech. xi. 12.
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To turn one's goodsmoney, and the like

  • to exchange in the course of trade; to keep in lively exchange or circulation; to gain or increase in trade.
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trade good

  • noun articles of commerce
    good; commodity.
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use of goods and services

  • noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    usance; use; economic consumption; consumption.
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily
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Wet goods

  • intoxicating liquors. Slang
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white goods

  • noun large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
  • noun drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth
    household linen.
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With a good grace

  • in a fit and proper manner grace fully; graciously.
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worldly good

  • noun a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
    worldly possession; worldly good.
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worldly goods

  • noun all the property that someone possess
    worldly possessions; worldly belongings.
    • he left all his worldly possessions to his daughter
  • noun a commodity or good associated with the earthly, rather than the spiritual, existence of human beings
    worldly possession; worldly good.
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yard goods

  • noun merchandise in the form of fabrics sold by the yard
    piece goods.
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