What does good mean?

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  1. (of people)
    1. Acting in the interest of what is beneficial; ethical.
    2. Competent or talented.
    3. Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
    4. (US) Satisfied or at ease
  2. (of capabilities)
    1. Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
    2. Effective.
    3. (obsolete) Real; actual; serious.
  3. (of properties and qualities)
    1. (of food)
    2. Healthful.
    3. Pleasant; enjoyable.
    4. Favourable.
    5. Beneficial; worthwhile.
    6. Adequate; sufficient; not fallacious.
  4. (colloquial) With "and", extremely.
  5. Holy (especially when capitalized).
  6. (of quantities)
    1. Reasonable in amount.
    2. Large in amount or size.
    3. Full; entire; at least as much as
  1. That is good; an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
  1. (nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.
  1. (uncountable) The forces or behaviours that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
  2. (countable) A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  3. (uncountable) The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
  4. (plural) An item of merchandise.
  1. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
  2. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make good; turn to good; improve.
  3. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To make improvements or repairs.
  4. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To benefit; gain.
  5. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
  6. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
  7. (reflexive, now chiefly dialectal) To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal, Scotland) To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.
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