Meaning of "good" in Essential English Dictionary


adjective uk /ɡʊd/ (better, best)

A1 enjoyable or nice:

a good book
Did you have a good time at the party?

A1 of a high quality:

The food at this restaurant is very good.

A1 able to do something well:

Anna is a good cook.

A1 kind or helpful:

She’s a good friend.

A1 something you say when you are pleased about something:

Oh good, he’s arrived at last.

A1 having a positive or useful effect:

Fruit is good for you.

A1 informal something that you say when a person asks how you are or how someone you know is:

“How are you, Emily?” “I’m good, thanks!”

A2 A good child or animal behaves well.

A2 suitable or satisfactory:

When would be a good time to call?

B1 morally right:

a good person

(Definition of “good adjective” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)