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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  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
make a sensational announcement
[Fig.] E.g.: Today's newspapers dropped a bomb about the President's past.
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
exp.
be in a good shape
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
nnpl.
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
n.
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
exp.
the impossibility to make a good quality product using bad quality materials
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
v.
make something succeed strongly and rapidly
adj.
having good taste
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.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
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.
he is a very good seller
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
exp.
Télé de rattrapage : on peut gratuitement, en différé et à la demande regarder un programme déjà diffusé par une chaine sans pouvoir l'enregistrer. Possibilité limitée dans le temps destinée aux téléviseurs avec box, ordinateurs ou smartphone.
Source Télé Loisirs
n.
internet site allowing to view TV programs after their broadcast allowing targeted advertisement. Requires high-speed internet connexion
n.
person who is a specialist of make-up and who applies makeup in a professional manner
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"

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