Agathon, To (Greek) The good (principle), the highest or supreme good in a moral sense, summum bonum; Plato's name for that aspect of the divine otherwise called the unmanifest or First Logos. Although sometimes equated with atman, which corresponds to the Greek pneuma, paramatman is a better equivalent for to agathon. It is likewise equivalent to the Buddhist alaya (the indissoluble or everlasting). Evil Good and evil are attributes of relativity in nature as cognized by the minds of percipient beings. "Esoteric philosophy admits neither good nor evil per se as existing independently in nature. The cause for both is found, as regards the Kosmos, in the necessity of contraries or contrasts, and with respect to man, in his human nature, his ignorance and passions. There is no devil or the utterly depraved, as there are no Angels absolutely perfect, though there may be spirits of Light and of Darkness . . ." (SD 2:162). Pythagorean philosophy regards the duad as evil, and the One as the only good; which symbolizes that manifested qualities are in pairs of opposites, so that contrast subsists not merely within the pair itself but also between the pair considered as a whole and the One which is superior to it. Since throughout nature we find such pairs of opposites, reconciled by a synthesizing unity, it follows that the words good and evil of necessity are used in a relative sense, and convey the notion of incompleteness as contrasted with an intuitively conceived perfection. We cannot suppose that things can be good or evil in themselves, except relatively, or even in their relations to other things.
good \good\ (?), a. [compar. better (?); superl. best (?). these words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [as. gōd, akin to d. goed, os. gōd, ohg. guot, g. gut, icel. gō?r, sw. & dan. god, goth. gōds; prob. orig., fitting, belonging together, and akin to e. gather. ?29 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. i. 31. good company, good wine, good welcome. 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. 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. ollier. 5. clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at. he is a good workman; a very good tailor. those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else. 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. my meaning in saying he is a good man is that he is sufficient i think i may take his bond. 7. real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth. love no man in good earnest. 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. 9. not lacking or deficient; full; complete. good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over. 38. 10. not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc. a good name is better than precious ointment. vii. 1.
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Meaning Play on 'a good man is hard to find'. Origin Mae West line. Origin Used, but probably not originated by, Violet Fane (1843-1905) in her poem - Tout vient ß qui sait attendre. 'Ah, 'all things come to those who wait,' (I say these words to make me glad), But something answers soft and sad, 'They come, but often come too late.' Origin From Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor. FALSTAFF: You shall hear. As good luck would have it, comes in one Mistress Page; gives intelligence of Ford's approach; and, in her invention and Ford's wife's distraction, they conveyed me into a buck-basket. Origin From The Bible, Timothy 6.12. 'Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.' Meaning Excellent - especially of food. Origin Advertising slogan of the Kentucky Fried Chicken company. A friend told me that when he visited Quebec he saw a KFC sign claiming that their products were 'finger lickin bon'. I live in hope that this is true. Meaning Someone who helps another in need for compassionate motives and with no thought of reward. Origin From the Bible story, Luke 10:30/33. 'A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead... But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,' Origin From Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Meaning A welcome departure. Origin From Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. PATROCLUS: A good riddance. Meaning Not one thing or another. Origin Fish was the food for monks, flesh for the common people and herring for paupers. Origin From Shakespeare's King Henry IV. Part II. Origin Proverbial - late sixteenth century. Often wrongly attributed to Samuel Johnson. Origin From Shakespeare's As You Like It. ROSALIND: Why then, can one desire too much of a good thing? Come, sister, you shall be the priest and marry us. Give me your hand, Orlando. What do you say, sister? Meaning A jury. Origin These days women get onto juries too in most western countries. Origin Quotation by Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister.
Noun 1. benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?" (hypernym) advantage, vantage (hyponym) common good, commonweal 2. moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people" (synonym) goodness (antonym) evil, evilness (hypernym) morality (hyponym) kindness 3. that which is good or valuable or useful; "weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization" (synonym) goodness (antonym) bad, badness (hypernym) quality (hyponym) worthiness Adjective 1. having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "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" (antonym) bad (similar) bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashing (see-also) best (attribute) quality 2. having the normally expected amount; "gives full measure"; "gives good measure"; "a good mile from here" (synonym) full (similar) ample 3. morally admirable (antonym) evil, wicked (similar) angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted (attribute) goodness 4. deserving of esteem and respect; "all respectable companies give guarantees"; "ruined the family's good name" (synonym) estimable, honorable, respectable (similar) reputable 5. promoting or enhancing well-being; "an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries"; "the beneficial effects of a temperate climate"; "the experience was good for her" (synonym) beneficial (similar) advantageous 6. superior to the average; "in fine spirits"; "a fine student"; "made good grades"; "morale was good"; "had good weather for the parade" (synonym) fine (similar) superior 7. agreeable or pleasing; "we all had a good time"; "good manners" (similar) nice 8. of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass (synonym) just, upright, virtuous (similar) righteous 9. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; "an adept juggler"; "an expert job"; "a good mechanic"; "a practiced marksman"; "a proficient engineer"; "a lesser-known but no less skillful composer"; "the effect was achieved by skillful retouching" (synonym) adept, expert, practiced, proficient, skillful, skilful (similar) skilled 10. thorough; "had a good workout"; "gave the house a good cleaning" (similar) complete 11. with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear" (synonym) dear, near (similar) close 12. having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others; "his benevolent smile"; "a benevolent nature" (synonym) benevolent (similar) good-hearted, kind, kindly, openhearted (see-also) beneficent (attribute) benevolence 13. financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment" (synonym) dependable, safe, secure (similar) sound 14. most suitable or right for a particular purpose; "a good time to plant tomatoes"; "the right time to act"; "the time is ripe for great sociological changes" (synonym) right, ripe (similar) opportune 15. resulting favorably; "its a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well" (synonym) well(p) (similar) fortunate 16. exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)" (synonym) effective, in effect(p), in force(p) (similar) operative 17. feeling healthy and free of aches and pains; "I feel good" (synonym) good(p) (similar) well 18. capable of pleasing; "good looks" (similar) pleasing 19. appealing to the mind; "good music"; "a serious book" (synonym) serious (similar) intellectual 20. in excellent physical condition; "good teeth"; "I still have one good leg"; "a sound mind in a sound body" (synonym) sound (similar) healthy 21. tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health; "beneficial effects of a balanced diet"; "a good night's sleep"; "the salutary influence of pure air" (synonym) beneficial, salutary (similar) healthful 22. not forged; "a good dollar bill" (similar) genuine, echt 23. not left to spoil; "the meat is still good" (synonym) unspoiled, unspoilt (similar) fresh 24. generally admired; "good taste" (similar) discriminating Adverb 1. (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'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good" (synonym) well (classification) combining form 2. in a complete and thorough manner (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly'); "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good" (synonym) thoroughly, soundly (classification) colloquialism
Cymwynasgar = a. natured, kind, courteous, good Cystal = a. equivalent, equal, ad. so good, as good Cystled = ad. so good, as good Da = n. what is had; goods, chattels, stock, cattle, a. good, well, adv. Daed = ad. as good, so good Daiawn = n. good, a. good Daioni = n. goodness; good Daionus = a. beneficial, good Difad = n. an exterminating, a. destitute of good Geida = n. good report, fame Gwirfodd = n. good will Hoen = n. good plight; liveliness, hue, complexion Iawndda = a. rightly good Lledwydd = n. imperfect timber, or not good in kind Lles = n. benefit, profit, good Lliwgar = a. of good colour Llwyrdda = a. completely good Mad = a. good, beneficial Mawrdda = n. great good Penllad = n. supreme good Prifles = n. a chief good Pwyntiad = n. a pointing; a putting in good plight Rhuthr = n. a gust, a rush, an assault, an attack; a good while Tros = n. a transverse bar, prep. over, for, instead of. Da dros ben, exceedingly good Ystalm = n. a good while
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To manure; to improve. (v. t.)
To make good; to turn to good. (superl.)
Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for. (superl.)
Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth. (superl.)
Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions. (superl.)
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. (superl.)
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. (superl.)
Not lacking or deficient; full; complete. (superl.)
Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc. (superl.)
Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto. (superl.)
Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at. (superl.)
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. (n.)
Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property. (n.)
That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. (n.)
Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc. (adv.)
Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible.
not very smart be a hearty eater soap turn out all right stock formula used to describe a once popular method of relaxation firewood extra good to get smb. to be talking to him for a long time great well done; right accurate information (which could cause someone's downfall) characters of a play, novel, movie, etc. that are on the ostensible side of right day in which one's hair is manageable excellent food good condition 1. ability to search out or locate; 2. propensity (cricket) good delivery that the batter has trouble playing okay useful information, often to be used in confidence; good idea; truth expression of approval, encouragement, etc. congratulatory or sarcastic remark, depending on tone of voice; good for you! well done! term of approval exclamation of delight, approval, etc.; often used ironically: "Oh, good one! You great berk!" good for you, well done smb. is weak place or situation which has a good ambience 1. excellent quality marijuana; 2. exclamation of praise 1. sexually attractive woman or man; 2. one who is likeable, trustworthy, reliable someone who is good about loosing racehorse tipped to win run of good luck advantageous situation or set of circumstances attractive person have a long life or long and successful career 1. be able to search out or locate: “good nose for bargains”; 2. have a propensity for; good sense of: “good nose for business”; “nose for pretension” do (a task) well to curry favour; improve one's standing ingratiate oneself (with) unsatisfactory; broken; beyond repair; ruined; worthless on to a good thing or job; have a good job on to a good thing life; earning a good income Rhyming slang for beer ironic expression of disbelief