good-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: benefit or advantage

Commentary: GOOD[+state][+benefit]
NOTE: a result or situation, not a quality or attribute of a thing or person, as is sense 2

What is the good of always complaining?
They are doing it for the greater good of the community.
Mary needs to relax more for her own good.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: moral excellence

Commentary: GOOD[+quality][+moral][+excellence]

She believes there is much good to be found in people.
Moral relativism doesn't support the notions of absolute good and absolute bad
Only the good die young.
It is a classic tale of the struggle between good and evil.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: physically commodities, merchandise

Commentary: GOOD[+physical][+commodity]
NOTE: most often occurs in the plural

We store all our canned and dry goods in the pantry.
She held a canned good in each hand.
There are tariffs imposed on the importation of certain luxury goods.
They are in the business of transporting passengers as well as goods.
It is a retail chain that sells mostly house wares and sporting goods.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: the genuine article, slang

Commentary: GOOD[+artifact][+genuine][+slang]

The burglar kept the goods for himself and sold the man a fake.
The police caught the thief but didn't find the goods on him.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: forever, permanently

Commentary: Idiom: for_good

Our carpet warehouse is closing its doors for good.
Tom and Mary finally broke up for good.
My favorite necklace is probably lost for good.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: for_good

Sense Number 6: in a favored position with

Commentary: Idiom: in_good_with

John is in good with our state senator.
She thought she was in good with the country club set, but didn't get an invitation to join after all.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: in_good_with

Sense Number 7: for the best

Commentary: Idiom: to_the_good

Efforts to restrict their credit were all to the good.
He wound up $10 to the good. (figurative, a net gain)

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: to_the_best