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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Good \Good\, a. [Compar. Better; superl. Best. These words,
     though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are
     from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS.
     g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god,
     Goth. g[=o]ds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and
     akin to E. gather. [root]29 Cf. Gather.]
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     1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end
        designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness;
        serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable;
        commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive,
        or troublesome, etc.
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              And God saw everything that he had made, and behold,
              it was very good.                     --Gen. i. 31.
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              Good company, good wine, good welcome. --Shak.
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     2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious;
        religious; -- said of persons or actions.
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              In all things showing thyself a pattern of good
              works.                                --Tit. ii. 7.
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     3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite;
        propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by
        to or toward, also formerly by unto.
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              The men were very good unto us.       --1 Sam. xxv.
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     4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be
        relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
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              All quality that is good for anything is founded
              originally in merit.                  --Collier.
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     5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed
        especially by at.
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              He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Those are generally good at flattering who are good
              for nothing else.                     --South.
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     6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious;
        valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the
        discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary
        ability; of unimpaired credit.
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              My reasons are both good and weighty. --Shak.
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              My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that
              he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest;
        in good sooth.
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              Love no man in good earnest.          --Shak.
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     8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable;
        esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good
        degree, a good share or part, etc.
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     9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
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              Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and
              running over.                         --Luke vi. 38.
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     10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied;
         as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good
         repute, etc.
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               A good name is better than precious ointment.
                                                    --Eccl. vii.
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     As good as. See under As.
  
     For good, or For good and all, completely and finally;
        fully; truly.
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              The good woman never died after this, till she came
              to die for good and all.              --L'Estrange.
  
     Good breeding, polite or polished manners, formed by
        education; a polite education.
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              Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.
                                                    --Macaulay.
  
     Good cheap, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
  
     Good consideration (Law).
         (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and
             affection. --Blackstone.
         (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a
             contract.
  
     Good fellow, a person of companionable qualities.
        [Familiar]
  
     Good folk, or Good people, fairies; brownies; pixies,
        etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
  
     Good for nothing.
         (a) Of no value; useless; worthless.
         (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
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                   My father always said I was born to be a good
                   for nothing.                     --Ld. Lytton.
  
     Good Friday, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches
        as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or
        suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
  
     Good humor, or Good-humor, a cheerful or pleasant temper
        or state of mind.
  
     Good humor man, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor
        ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small
        refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through
        residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing
        some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence.
        [U. S.]
  
     Good nature, or Good-nature, habitual kindness or
        mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of
        being in good humor.
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              The good nature and generosity which belonged to his
              character.                            --Macaulay.
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              The young count's good nature and easy
              persuadability were among his best characteristics.
                                                    --Hawthorne.
  
     Good people. See Good folk (above).
  
     Good speed, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old
        form of wishing success. See Speed.
  
     Good turn, an act of kidness; a favor.
  
     Good will.
         (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling.
         (b) (Law) The custom of any trade or business; the
             tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and
             others, to resort to an established place of
             business; the advantage accruing from tendency or
             inclination.
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                   The good will of a trade is nothing more than
                   the probability that the old customers will
                   resort to the old place.         --Lord Eldon.
  
     In good time.
         (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor
             too late.
         (b) (Mus.) Correctly; in proper time.
  
     To hold good, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to
        remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the
        condition still holds good.
  
     To make good, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to
        supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or
        verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to
        clear; to vindicate.
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              Each word made good and true.         --Shak.
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              Of no power to make his wishes good.  --Shak.
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              I . . . would by combat make her good. --Shak.
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              Convenient numbers to make good the city. --Shak.
  
     To think good, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with;
        to consider expedient or proper.
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              If ye think good, give me my price; and if not,
              forbear.                              --Zech. xi.
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     Note: Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in
           greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night,
           good evening, good morning, etc.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breeding \Breed"ing\, n.
     1. The act or process of generating or bearing.
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     2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals;
        as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
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     3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
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              She had her breeding at my father's charge. --Shak.
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     4. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and
        decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or
        training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of
        society.
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              Delicacy of breeding, or that polite deference and
              respect which civility obliges us either to express
              or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we
              converse.                             --Hume.
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     5. Descent; pedigree; extraction. [Obs.]
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              Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding. --Shak.
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     Close breeding, In and in breeding, breeding from a male
        and female from the same parentage.
  
     Cross breeding, breeding from a male and female of
        different lineage.
  
     Good breeding, politeness; genteel deportment.
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     Syn: Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See
          Education.
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