to make good


From 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.
                                                  15.
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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.
                                                  1.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

make \make\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. made (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb.
   n. making.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS.
   mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to
   join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. Match an equal.]
   1. To cause to exist; to bring into being; to form; to
      produce; to frame; to fashion; to create. Hence, in
      various specific uses or applications:
      (a) To form of materials; to cause to exist in a certain
          form; to construct; to fabricate.
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                He . . . fashioned it with a graving tool, after
                he had made it a molten calf.     --Ex. xxxii.
                                                  4.
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      (b) To produce, as something artificial, unnatural, or
          false; -- often with up; as, to make up a story.
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                And Art, with her contending, doth aspire
                To excel the natural with made delights.
                                                  --Spenser.
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      (c) To bring about; to bring forward; to be the cause or
          agent of; to effect, do, perform, or execute; -- often
          used with a noun to form a phrase equivalent to the
          simple verb that corresponds to such noun; as, to make
          complaint, for to complain; to make record of, for to
          record; to make abode, for to abide, etc.
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                Call for Samson, that he may make us sport.
                                                  --Judg. xvi.
                                                  25.
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                Wealth maketh many friends.       --Prov. xix.
                                                  4.
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                I will neither plead my age nor sickness in
                excuse of the faults which I have made.
                                                  --Dryden.
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      (d) To execute with the requisite formalities; as, to make
          a bill, note, will, deed, etc.
      (e) To gain, as the result of one's efforts; to get, as
          profit; to make acquisition of; to have accrue or
          happen to one; as, to make a large profit; to make an
          error; to make a loss; to make money.
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                He accuseth Neptune unjustly who makes shipwreck
                a second time.                    --Bacon.
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      (f) To find, as the result of calculation or computation;
          to ascertain by enumeration; to find the number or
          amount of, by reckoning, weighing, measurement, and
          the like; as, he made the distance of; to travel over;
          as, the ship makes ten knots an hour; he made the
          distance in one day.
      (h) To put in a desired or desirable condition; to cause
          to thrive.
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                Who makes or ruins with a smile or frown.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   2. To cause to be or become; to put into a given state verb,
      or adjective; to constitute; as, to make known; to make
      public; to make fast.
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            Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? --Ex.
                                                  ii. 14.
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            See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh. --Ex. vii.
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   Note: When used reflexively with an adjective, the reflexive
         pronoun is often omitted; as, to make merry; to make
         bold; to make free, etc.
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   3. To cause to appear to be; to constitute subjectively; to
      esteem, suppose, or represent.
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            He is not that goose and ass that Valla would make
            him.                                  --Baker.
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   4. To require; to constrain; to compel; to force; to cause;
      to occasion; -- followed by a noun or pronoun and
      infinitive.
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   Note: In the active voice the to of the infinitive is usually
         omitted.
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               I will make them hear my words.    --Deut. iv.
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               They should be made to rise at their early hour.
                                                  --Locke.
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   5. To become; to be, or to be capable of being, changed or
      fashioned into; to do the part or office of; to furnish
      the material for; as, he will make a good musician; sweet
      cider makes sour vinegar; wool makes warm clothing.
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            And old cloak makes a new jerkin.     --Shak.
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   6. To compose, as parts, ingredients, or materials; to
      constitute; to form; to amount to; as, a pound of ham
      makes a hearty meal.
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            The heaven, the air, the earth, and boundless sea,
            Make but one temple for the Deity.    --Waller.
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   7. To be engaged or concerned in. [Obs.]
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            Gomez, what makest thou here, with a whole
            brotherhood of city bailiffs?         --Dryden.
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   8. To reach; to attain; to arrive at or in sight of. "And
      make the Libyan shores." --Dryden.
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            They that sail in the middle can make no land of
            either side.                          --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   To make a bed, to prepare a bed for being slept on, or to
      put it in order.

   To make a card (Card Playing), to take a trick with it.

   To make account. See under Account, n.

   To make account of, to esteem; to regard.

   To make away.
      (a) To put out of the way; to kill; to destroy. [Obs.]
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                If a child were crooked or deformed in body or
                mind, they made him away.         --Burton.
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      (b) To alienate; to transfer; to make over. [Obs.]
          --Waller.

   To make believe, to pretend; to feign; to simulate.

   To make bold, to take the liberty; to venture.

   To make the cards (Card Playing), to shuffle the pack.

   To make choice of, to take by way of preference; to choose.
      

   To make danger, to make experiment. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl.

   To make default (Law), to fail to appear or answer.

   To make the doors, to shut the door. [Obs.]
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            Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out
            at the casement.                      --Shak.
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   To make free with. See under Free, a.

   To make good. See under Good.

   To make head, to make headway.

   To make light of. See under Light, a.

   To make little of.
      (a) To belittle.
      (b) To accomplish easily.

   To make love to. See under Love, n.

   To make meat, to cure meat in the open air. [Colloq.
      Western U. S.]

   To make merry, to feast; to be joyful or jovial.

   To make much of, to treat with much consideration,,
      attention, or fondness; to value highly.

   To make no bones. See under Bone, n.

   To make no difference, to have no weight or influence; to
      be a matter of indifference.

   To make no doubt, to have no doubt.

   To make no matter, to have no weight or importance; to make
      no difference.

   To make oath (Law), to swear, as to the truth of something,
      in a prescribed form of law.

   To make of.
      (a) To understand or think concerning; as, not to know
          what to make of the news.
      (b) To pay attention to; to cherish; to esteem; to
          account. "Makes she no more of me than of a slave."
          --Dryden.

   To make one's law (Old Law), to adduce proof to clear one's
      self of a charge.

   To make out.
      (a) To find out; to discover; to decipher; as, to make out
          the meaning of a letter.
      (b) to gain sight of; to recognize; to discern; to descry;
          as, as they approached the city, he could make out the
          tower of the Chrysler Building.
      (c) To prove; to establish; as, the plaintiff was unable
          to make out his case.
      (d) To make complete or exact; as, he was not able to make
          out the money.
      (d) to write out; to write down; -- used especially of a
          bank check or bill; as, he made out a check for the
          cost of the dinner; the workman made out a bill and
          handed it to him.

   To make over, to transfer the title of; to convey; to
      alienate; as, he made over his estate in trust or in fee.
      

   To make sail. (Naut.)
      (a) To increase the quantity of sail already extended.
      (b) To set sail.

   To make shift, to manage by expedients; as, they made shift
      to do without it. [Colloq.].

   To make sternway, to move with the stern foremost; to go or
      drift backward.

   To make strange, to act in an unfriendly manner or as if
      surprised; to treat as strange; as, to make strange of a
      request or suggestion.

   To make suit to, to endeavor to gain the favor of; to
      court.

   To make sure. See under Sure.

   To make up.
      (a) To collect into a sum or mass; as, to make up the
          amount of rent; to make up a bundle or package.
      (b) To reconcile; to compose; as, to make up a difference
          or quarrel.
      (c) To supply what is wanting in; to complete; as, a
          dollar is wanted to make up the stipulated sum.
      (d) To compose, as from ingredients or parts; to shape,
          prepare, or fabricate; as, to make up a mass into
          pills; to make up a story.
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                He was all made up of love and charms!
                                                  --Addison.
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      (e) To compensate; to make good; as, to make up a loss.
      (f) To adjust, or to arrange for settlement; as, to make
          up accounts.
      (g) To dress and paint for a part, as an actor; as, he was
          well made up.

   To make up a face, to distort the face as an expression of
      pain or derision.

   To make up one's mind, to reach a mental determination; to
      resolve.

   To make way, or To make one's way.
      (a) To make progress; to advance.
      (b) To open a passage; to clear the way.

   To make words, to multiply words.
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