1. that which is pleasing or valuable or useful

    Synonyms : goodness
    Antonyms : bad
    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • weigh the good against the bad
    • among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization
  2. articles of commerce

    Synonyms : commodity, trade good
    Type Of : artefact, artifact
  3. with or in a close or intimate relationship

    Synonyms : dear, near
    Examples :
    • a good friend
  4. moral excellence or admirableness

    Synonyms : goodness
    Antonyms : evil
    Type Of : morality
    Examples :
    • there is much good to be found in people
  5. exerting force or influence

    Synonyms : effective, in effect, in force
    Examples :
    • a warranty good for two years
  6. promoting or enhancing well-being

    Synonyms : beneficial
    Examples :
    • the experience was good for her
  7. (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well')

    Synonyms : well
    Examples :
    • the baby can walk pretty good
  8. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

    Synonyms : salutary
    Examples :
    • a good night's sleep
  9. appealing to the mind

    Synonyms : serious
    Examples :
    • good music
  10. of moral excellence

    Synonyms : just, upright
    Examples :
    • a genuinely good person
  11. not left to spoil

    Synonyms : unspoiled, unspoilt
    Examples :
    • the meat is still good
  12. in excellent physical condition

    Synonyms : sound
    Examples :
    • good teeth
    • I still have one good leg
  13. not forged

    Synonyms : honest
    Examples :
    • a good dollar bill
  14. having the normally expected amount

    Synonyms : full
    Examples :
    • gives good measure
    • a good mile from here
  15. completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

    Synonyms : soundly, thoroughly
    Examples :
    • we beat him good
  16. deserving of esteem and respect

    Synonyms : estimable, honorable, respectable
    Examples :
    • ruined the family's good name
  17. resulting favorably

    Synonyms : well
    Examples :
    • it's a good thing that I wasn't there
    • it is good that you stayed
  18. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    Synonyms : adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skilful, skillful
    Examples :
    • a good mechanic
  19. financially safe

    Synonyms : dependable, safe, secure
    Examples :
    • a good investment
  20. most suitable or right for a particular purpose

    Synonyms : right, ripe
    Examples :
    • a good time to plant tomatoes
  21. agreeable or pleasing

    Examples :
    • we all had a good time
    • good manners
  22. benefit

    Type Of : advantage, vantage
    Examples :
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  23. capable of pleasing

    Examples :
    • good looks
  24. generally admired

    Examples :
    • good taste
  25. having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified

    Antonyms : bad
    Examples :
    • good news from the hospital
    • a good report card
    • when she was good she was very very good
    • a good knife is one good for cutting
    • this stump will make a good picnic table
    • a good check
    • a good joke
    • a good exterior paint
    • a good secretary
    • a good dress for the office
  26. morally admirable

    Antonyms : evil
  27. thorough

    Examples :
    • had a good workout
    • gave the house a good cleaning


  1. be the cause or source of

    Synonyms : afford, yield
    Type Of : provide, supply, render, furnish
  2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

    Synonyms : commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote
    Type Of : utilise, utilize, employ, use, apply
    Examples :
    • give one's talents to a good cause
  3. the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length

    Synonyms : spring, springiness
    Type Of : elasticity, snap
  4. transmit (knowledge or skills)

    Synonyms : impart, leave, pass on
    Type Of : tell
    Examples :
    • give a secret to the Russians
  5. move in order to make room for someone for something

    Synonyms : ease up, give way, move over, yield
    Type Of : move
  6. bestow

    Synonyms : render
    Type Of : intercommunicate, communicate
    Examples :
    • give homage
  7. give food to

    Synonyms : feed
    Type Of : ply, supply, cater, provide
    Examples :
    • don't give the child this tough meat
  8. give or supply

    Synonyms : generate, render, return, yield
    Type Of : make, create, produce
  9. convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture

    Synonyms : throw
    Type Of : communicate, intercommunicate
  10. be flexible under stress of physical force

    Synonyms : yield
    Type Of : stretch
    Examples :
    • This material doesn't give
  11. contribute to some cause

    Synonyms : chip in, contribute, kick in
  12. bestow, especially officially

    Synonyms : grant
    Examples :
    • give a divorce
  13. dedicate

    Synonyms : devote, pay
    Type Of : think, cerebrate, cogitate
    Examples :
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
  14. break down, literally or metaphorically

    Synonyms : break, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give way
    Type Of : change
  15. place into the hands or custody of

    Synonyms : hand, pass, pass on, reach, turn over
    Type Of : transfer
  16. organize or be responsible for

    Synonyms : have, hold, make, throw
    Type Of : direct
    Examples :
    • give a course
  17. bring about

    Synonyms : establish
    Type Of : create, make
  18. convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; bestow

    Synonyms : pay
    Type Of : communicate, intercommunicate
    Examples :
    • give the orders
  19. afford access to

    Synonyms : afford, open
    Examples :
    • The French doors give onto a terrace
  20. give or convey physically

    Synonyms : apply
    Type Of : shell out, distribute, dispense, dish out, deal out, deal, lot, allot, administer, mete out, parcel out, dole out
  21. give as a present; make a gift of

    Synonyms : gift, present
    Examples :
    • What will you give her for her birthday?
  22. endure the loss of

    Synonyms : sacrifice
    Type Of : release, free, resign, give up, relinquish
  23. cause to happen or be responsible for

    Synonyms : yield
    Type Of : make, create
  24. accord by verdict

    Type Of : grant, accord, allot
    Examples :
    • give a decision for the plaintiff
  25. allow to have or take

    Type Of : permit, let, countenance, allow
    Examples :
    • I give you two minutes to respond
  26. consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man

    Type Of : go for, accept, consent
  27. convey or reveal information

    Type Of : say, state, tell
  28. deliver in exchange or recompense

    Type Of : indemnify, compensate, repair, recompense
    Examples :
    • I'll give you three books for four CDs
  29. emit or utter

    Type Of : utter, let out, emit, let loose
    Examples :
    • give a yelp
  30. estimate the duration or outcome of something

    Type Of : gauge, estimate, judge, guess, approximate
  31. execute and deliver

    Type Of : execute
  32. give (as medicine)

    Type Of : administer, dispense
  33. guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion

    Type Of : lead
  34. inflict as a punishment

    Type Of : impose, bring down, visit, inflict
  35. leave with; give temporarily

    Type Of : pass on, pass, hand, reach, turn over
    Examples :
    • Can I give you my keys while I go in the pool?
    • Can I give you the children for the weekend?
  36. manifest or show

    Type Of : express, evince, show
    Examples :
    • This student gives promise of real creativity
  37. occur

    Type Of : take place, come about, hap, happen, pass, pass off, fall out, occur, go on
    Examples :
    • what gives?
  38. offer in good faith

    Type Of : pledge
  39. perform for an audience

    Type Of : perform
  40. present to view

    Type Of : show
  41. proffer (a body part)

    Type Of : offer, proffer
  42. propose

    Type Of : salute, toast, pledge, drink, wassail
  43. submit for consideration, judgment, or use

    Type Of : submit
    Examples :
    • give one's opinion
    • give an excuse
  44. transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

    Antonyms : take
    Type Of : transfer
    Examples :
    • can you give me lessons?
  45. cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense


  1. place the organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

    Synonyms : transplant
    Type Of : insert, infix, enter, introduce
  2. the act of grafting something onto something else

    Synonyms : grafting
    Type Of : affixation, attachment
  3. the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

    Synonyms : bribery
    Type Of : felony
  4. (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient

    Synonyms : transplant
    Type Of : animal tissue
  5. cause to grow together parts from different plants

    Synonyms : engraft, ingraft
    Type Of : conjoin, join
    Examples :
    • graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree


  1. fortitude and determination

    Synonyms : backbone, grit, guts, moxie, sand
    Type Of : fortitude
  2. sound practical judgment

    Synonyms : common sense, good sense, horse sense, mother wit, sense
    Type Of : judgement, judgment, sagacity, discernment, sagaciousness


  1. puffed up with vanity

    Synonyms : overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous
    Examples :
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
  2. lofty in style

    Synonyms : magniloquent, tall


  1. an act of gerrymandering (dividing a voting area so as to give your own party an unfair advantage)

    Type Of : cheat, cheating
  2. divide unfairly and to one's advantage; of voting districts

    Type Of : divide, part, separate


  1. gather, as of natural products

    Synonyms : harvest, reap
    Type Of : collect, garner, gather, pull together


  1. marked by refinement in taste and manners

    Synonyms : civilised, civilized, cultivated, cultured, polite
    Examples :
    • a genteel old lady


  1. show submission or fear

    Synonyms : cower, crawl, creep, cringe, fawn
    Type Of : bend, flex


  1. agreeable, conducive to comfort

    Synonyms : kind
    Examples :
    • the genial sunshine
  2. diffusing warmth and friendliness

    Synonyms : affable, amiable, cordial
    Examples :
    • a genial host
  3. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw

    Synonyms : mental