adjective (better, best)
- The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
- A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
- The abstract instantiation of something qualified by the adjective; e.g., "The best is the enemy of the good."
- Acting in the interest of good; ethical (good intentions).
- useful, Useful for a particular purpose (it"s a good watch).
- Of food, edible; not stale or rotten.
- Of food, having a particularly pleasant taste.
- Of food, healthful; full of vitamins and minerals.
- Pleasant; enjoyable.
- a time
- Of people, competent or talented.
- a swimmer
- effective, Effective.
- a worker
- favourable, Favourable.
- a omen
- beneficial, Beneficial; worthwhile.
- a job
- (colloquial) With "and", extremely. (The soup is good and hot.)
- Goody-goody; lacking in spirit or personality.
- (context, especially when capitalized) holy, Holy.
- A reasonable amount of time
- a while longer
- all in time
- 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
- : The white rock, visible enough above the brush, was still some eighth of a mile further down the spit, and it took me a goodish while to get up with it, crawling, often on all fours, among the scrub.
- (nonstandard) well, Well.
- 2007 April 19, w:Jimmy Wales, Jimmy Wales, "Jimmy Wales on the User-Generated Generation", w:Fresh Air, Fresh Air, WHYY, Pennsylvania http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9683874
- : The one thing that we can't do...is throw out the baby with the bathwater.... We know our process works pretty darn and, uh, it"s really sparked this amazing phenomenon of this...high-quality website.
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