(Gon`o*zo"oid) n. [Gr. offspring + E. zooid.] (Zoöl.) A sexual zooid, or medusoid bud of a
hydroid; a gonophore. See Hydroidea, and Illust. of Campanularian.
(Go*nyd"i*al) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the gonys of a bird's beak.
(||Go"nys) n. [Cf. Genys.] (Zoöl.) The keel or lower outline of a bird's bill, so far as the mandibular
rami are united.
(Goo"ber) n. A peanut. [Southern U. S.]
(Good) a. [Compar. Better ; superl. Best These words, though used as the comparative and
superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. God, akin to D. goed, OS. god, OHG. guot, G.
gut, Icel. goðr, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth. gods; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to E.
gather. &radic29 Cf. Gather.]
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.
And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.Gen. i. 31.
Good company, good wine, good welcome.Shak.
2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; said of persons or actions.
In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.Tit. ii. 7.
3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; often followed by
to or toward, also formerly by unto.
The men were very good unto us.1 Sam. xxv. 15.
4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; followed especially by for.
All quality that is good for anything is founded originally in merit.Collier.
5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; followed especially by at.
He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.Shak.
Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else.South.
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.
My reasons are both good and weighty.Shak.
My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.Shak.
7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
Love no man in good earnest.Shak.
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.