• That is good; .


  • Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.


  • The forces or behaviours 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 goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
  • An item of merchandise.



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  • From Middle English good, from Old English gōd, from Proto-West Germanic *gōd, from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- ("to unite, be associated, suit"). Cognate with Russian го́дный ("fit, well-suited, good for; (coll.) good"), год, "year", via "suitable time". Not related to the word god.
  • From Middle English goode ("good, well"), from the adjective. Compare Dutch goed ("good, well"), German gut ("good, well"), Danish godt ("good, well"), Swedish godt ("good, well"), all from the adjective.
  • From Middle English good, god, from Old English gōd ("a good thing, advantage, benefit, gift; good, goodness, welfare; virtue, ability, doughtiness; goods, property, wealth"), from Proto-Germanic *gōdą ("goods, belongings"), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ-, *gʰodʰ-. Compare German Gut ("item of merchandise; estate; property").
  • From Middle English goden, godien, from Old English gōdian ("to improve, get better; make better; endow, enrich"), from Proto-West Germanic *gōdōn ("to make better, improve"), from Proto-Germanic *gōdaz ("good, favourable").
  • From English dialectal, from Middle English *goden, of North Germanic origin, related to Swedish göda ("to fatten, fertilise, battle"), Danish gøde ("to fertilise, battle"), ultimately from the adjective. See above.

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