In economics, a good is a material that satisfies human wants and provides utility, for example, to a consumer making a purchase. A common distinction is made between 'goods' that are tangible property and services, which are non-physical. Commodities may be used as a synonym for economic goods but often refer to marketable raw materials and primary products.

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  1. The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
  2. A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  3. The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
  4. An item of merchandise.


  1. To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
  2. To make good; turn to good; improve.
  3. To make improvements or repairs.
  4. To benefit; gain.
  5. To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
  6. To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
  7. To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.


  1. Of people.
    1. Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
      1. Competent or talented.
      2. Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
  2. Of capabilities.
    1. Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
      1. Effective.
  3. Of properties, qualities.
    1. Of food
      1. Edible; not stale or rotten.
      2. Having a particularly pleasant taste.
      3. Being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements.
    2. Healthful.
    3. Pleasant; enjoyable.
    4. Favourable.
    5. Beneficial; worthwhile.
      1. Adequate; sufficient; not fallacious.
      2. With "and", extremely.
  4. Holy.
  5. Of quantities.
    1. Reasonable in amount.
    2. Large in amount or size.
    3. Entire.


  1. Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.


  1. That is good: an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
    Good! I can leave now.

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