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adjective /ɡud/ ( comparative better /ˈbetə/, superlative best /best/)
well-behaved; not causing trouble etc Be good! She’s a good baby. correct, desirable etc
bon, dévoué
She was a good wife He has good manners Mario speaks good English.
of high quality
good food/literature His singing is very good.
skilful; able to do something well
a good doctor She’s good at tennis He’s good with children.
You’ve been very good to him He’s a good father.
helpful; beneficial
Exercise is good for you. Cheese is good for you.
pleased, happy etc
I’m in a good mood today.
pleasant; enjoyable
to read a good book Ice-cream is good to eat.
considerable; enough
bon, grand
a good salary She talked a good deal of nonsense.
a good man for the job.
sound, fit
good health good eyesight a car in good condition.
Can you think of one good reason for doing that?
showing approval
We’ve had very good reports about you.
The living room needs a good clean.
healthy or in a positive mood
I don’t feel very good this morning.
goodness noun the state of being good.
goods noun plural objects etc for sale, products
leather goods.
articles sent by rail, not road, sea or air
(de) marchandises
This station is for passengers and goods (also adjective) a goods train/station.
goody noun ( plural goodies) (usually in plural ) any food (eg cake, ice-cream) which is particularly enjoyable to eat
the goodies at a children’s party.
goodbye /-ˈbai/ interjection, noun an expression used when leaving someone
au revoir, adieu
Goodbye – it was good of you to visit us They said their goodbyes and left.
good-for-nothing adjective, noun (a person who is) useless or lazy
bon à rien, bonne à rien
That boy’s a lazy good-for-nothing (rascal).
good humour ( American good humor) kindliness and cheerfulness.
bonne humeur
He was in good humour this morning.
good-humoured adjective ( American good-humored)
de bonne humeur
a good-humoured smile.
good-humouredly adverb ( American good-humoredly)
avec bonne humeur
good-looking adjective handsome; attractive
a good-looking girl He is very good-looking.
good morning interjection, nouns ( good afternoon, good-day, good evening, good night) words used (depending on the time of day) when meeting or leaving someone
bonjour, bonsoir, bonne nuit
Good morning, Mrs Brown Good night, everyone – I’m going to bed.
good-natured adjective pleasant; not easily made angry
facile à vivre
a good-natured fellow.
goodwill noun ( good will) the good reputation and trade with customers that a business firm has We are selling the goodwill along with the shop. friendliness
He has always shown a good deal of goodwill towards us.
good works noun plural acts of charity
bonnes œuvres
He is known throughout the city for his good works.
as good as almost
The job’s as good as done.
be as good as one’s word to keep one’s promises.
n’avoir qu’une parole
He was as good as his word, and turned up the next morning to help me.
be up to no good to be doing something wrong
mijoter un mauvais coup
I’m sure he’s up to no good.
deliver the goods to do what one has promised to do.
tenir parole
She’s certainly delivered the goods. Everything is ready as she said it would be.
for good ( sometimes for good and all) permanently
pour de bon
He’s not going to France for a holiday – he’s going for good.
for goodness’ sake an expression of annoyance
par pitié
For goodnesssake, will you stop that noise!
good for certain to last
capable de tenir
These houses are good for another hundred years at least.
certain to pay (a sum of money)
bon pour
He’s good for $50.
certain to cause
qui provoque
That story is always good for a laugh.
good for you/him etc an expression of approval
You’ve passed your exam – good for you!
Good Friday /ˌɡud ˈfraidi/ noun the Friday before Easter commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.
Vendredi saint
good gracious ( good heavens) expressions of surprise.
bonté divine!
goodness gracious ( goodness me) expressions of surprise.
juste ciel!
good old an expression used to show approval etc
Good old Fred! I knew he would help us out.
make good to be successful
prospérer, réussir
Through hard work and ability, he soon made good.
to repair or compensate for (loss, damages etc)
The damage you caused to my car must be made good.
no good useless; pointless
bon à rien, fichu
It’s no good crying for help – no-one will hear you This penknife is no good – the blades are blunt.
put in a good word for to praise or recommend
glisser un mot en faveur de
Put in a good word for me when you see the boss.
take (something) in good part not to be upset, offended or annoyed (eg by a joke, remark etc)
prendre en bonne part
John took the jokes about his accident with the pot of paint all in good part.
thank goodness an expression used to show that a person is glad that something is all right
Dieu merci!
Thank goodness it isn’t raining.
to the good richer
de bénéfice
After buying and selling some of these paintings, we finished up $500 to the good.
(Definition of good from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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