Good Words and Phrases


Good is an adjective or noun that describes something that is desirable. Good goods are valuable for sale, and shopkeepers strive to sell them. The word good comes from an ancient German root meaning “to gather.” Originally, good meant “fitting and healthy.” However, the word has many meanings. Here are some examples of good words and phrases.

In Platonic philosophy, good is something that is of value to man. It is an action that he wills and seeks to accomplish that will ultimately benefit him. Good is also something that is pleasant and useful. Plato describes good as the virtue of the soul. In other words, good is knowledge about good things, about right and wrong, about temperate people, and about how to make decisions in the world.