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good

  

      adj   , better, best  
1    having admirable, pleasing, superior, or positive qualities; not negative, bad or mediocre  
a good idea, a good teacher     
2   
a    morally excellent or admirable; virtuous; righteous  
a good man     
b    (as collective n; preceded by the)  
the good     
3    suitable or efficient for a purpose  
a good secretary, a good winter coat     
4    beneficial or advantageous  
vegetables are good for you     
5    not ruined or decayed; sound or whole  
the meat is still good     
6    kindly, generous, or approving  
you are good to him     
7    right or acceptable  
your qualifications are good for the job     
8    rich and fertile  
good land     
9    valid or genuine  
I would not do this without good reason     
10    honourable or held in high esteem  
a good family     
11    commercially or financially secure, sound, or safe  
good securities, a good investment     
12    (of a draft) drawn for a stated sum  
13    (of debts) expected to be fully paid  
14    clever, competent, or talented  
he's good at science     
15    obedient or well-behaved  
a good dog     
16    reliable, safe, or recommended  
a good make of clothes     
17    affording material pleasure or indulgence  
the good things in life, the good life     
18    having a well-proportioned, beautiful, or generally fine appearance  
a good figure, a good complexion     
19    complete; full  
I took a good look round the house     
20    propitious; opportune  
a good time to ask the manager for a rise     
21    satisfying or gratifying  
a good rest     
22    comfortable  
did you have a good night?     
23    newest or of the best quality  
to keep the good plates for important guests     
24    fairly large, extensive, or long  
a good distance away     
25    sufficient; ample  
we have a good supply of food     
26      (U.S.)   (of meat) of the third government grade, above standard and below choice  
27    serious or intellectual  
good music     
28    used in a traditional description  
the good ship ``America''     
29    used in polite or patronizing phrases or to express anger (often intended ironically)  
how is your good lady?, look here, my good man!     
30    a good one  
a    an unbelievable assertion  
b    a very funny joke  
31    as good as   virtually; practically  
it's as good as finished     
32    as good as gold   excellent; very good indeed  
33    be as or so good as to   would you please  
34    come good   to recover and perform well after a bad start or setback  
35    good and  
Informal   (intensifier)  
good and mad     
36    (intensifier; used in mild oaths)  
good grief!, good heavens!     
      interj  
37    an exclamation of approval, agreement, pleasure, etc.  
      n  
38    moral or material advantage or use; benefit or profit  
for the good of our workers, what is the good of worrying?     
39    positive moral qualities; goodness; virtue; righteousness; piety  
40    sometimes cap   moral qualities seen as a single abstract entity  
we must pursue the Good     
41    a good thing  
42      (Economics)   a commodity or service that satisfies a human need  
43    for good (and all)   forever; permanently  
I have left them for good     
44    make good  
a    to recompense or repair damage or injury  
b    to be successful  
c    to demonstrate or prove the truth of (a statement or accusation)  
d    to secure and retain (a position)  
e    to effect or fulfil (something intended or promised)  
45    good on or for you (him, etc.)   well done, well said, etc.: a term of congratulation  
46    get any (or some) good of     (Irish)  
a    to handle to good effect  
I never got any good of this machine     
b    to understand properly  
I could never get any good of him     
c    to receive cooperation from,   (See also)        goods  
     (Old English god; related to Old Norse gothr, Old High German guot good)  
  goodish      adj  


Cape of Good Hope  
      n   a cape in SW South Africa south of Cape Town  
common good  
      n   the part of the property of a Scottish burgh, in the form of land or funds, that is at the disposal of the community  
feel-good  
      adj   causing or characterized by a feeling of self-satisfaction  
feel-good factor     
good afternoon  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the afternoon  
Good Book  
      n      a name for the       Bible     (Also called)    the Book  
good day  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used during the day  
good evening  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the evening  
good-for-nothing  
      n  
1    an irresponsible or worthless person  
      adj  
2    irresponsible; worthless  
Good Friday  
      n   the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus  
good hair  
      n     (Caribbean)   hair showing evidence of some European strain in a person's blood  
Good Hope  
      n      Cape of. See       Cape of Good Hope  
good-humoured  
      adj   being in or expressing a pleasant, tolerant, and kindly state of mind  
  good-humouredly      adv  
  good-humouredness      n  
Good King Henry  
      n   a weedy chenopodiaceous plant, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, of N Europe, W Asia, and North America, having arrow-shaped leaves and clusters of small green flowers  
good-looker  
      n   a handsome or pretty person  
good-looking  
      adj   handsome or pretty  
good looks  
      pl n   personal attractiveness or beauty  
good morning  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of greeting or farewell used in the morning  
good-natured  
      adj   of a tolerant and kindly disposition  
  good-naturedly      adv  
  good-naturedness      n  
good night  
      sentence substitute   a conventional expression of farewell, or, rarely, of greeting, used in the late afternoon, the evening, or at night, esp. when departing to bed  
good-oh   , good-o  
Informal  
      interj  
1      (Brit. and Austral)   an exclamation of pleasure, agreement, approval, etc.  
      adj  
      adv  
2      (Austral)   all right  
it was good-oh, I was getting on good-oh     
good oil  
      n   usually preceded by: the     (Austral)  
slang   true or reliable facts, information, etc.  
good people  
      pl n  
the     (Folklore)   fairies  
good question  
      n   a question that is hard to answer immediately  
Good Samaritan  
      n  
1      (New Testament)   a figure in one of Christ's parables (Luke 10:30--37) who is an example of compassion towards those in distress  
2    a kindly person who helps another in difficulty or distress  
Good Shepherd  
      n     (New Testament)   a title given to Jesus Christ in John 10:11--12  
good-sized  
      adj   quite large  
good sort  
      n  
Informal  
1    a person of a kindly and likable disposition  
2      (Austral)   an agreeable or attractive woman  
good-tempered  
      adj   of a kindly and generous disposition  
good-time  
      adj   (of a person) wildly seeking pleasure  
good turn  
      n   a helpful and friendly act; good deed; favour  
Philip the Good  
      n   1396--1467, duke of Burgundy (1419--67), under whose rule Burgundy was one of the most powerful states in Europe  
tree of knowledge of good and evil  
      n     (Old Testament)   the tree in the Garden of Eden bearing the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate, thus incurring loss of primal innocence (Genesis 2:9; 3:2--7)  
utmost good faith  
      n   a principle used in insurance contracts, legally obliging all parties to reveal to the others any information that might influence the others' decision to enter into the contract,   (Also called)    uberrima fides  
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exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
adj.
serving no purpose
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
not an easy task
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
non, pas encore
adj.
having good taste
exp.
¡no toques eso!
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
be in a good shape
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
he is a very good seller
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
exp.
little or no possibility of something to happen
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.

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