Meaning of Good


From the Latin bonus, the adjective good makes it possible to refer to that which has goodness and, therefore, is useful, pleasant, palatable, tasty, fun or appetizing. For example: “The punk rock band has presented a very good album”, “These pants came out good, they are more than three years old and I still wear them”.

In the case of a person, someone good is someone who shows a natural tendency to do good: “Miguel is good, he lent me a hundred pesos to buy the remedies even though he doesn’t know if I will be able to repay them”, “Marta considers that I will not I’m good because I yelled at him yesterday, but he doesn’t know that I was nervous about my uncle’s health ”.

In the same way we cannot overlook the fact that the term good is also used with other meanings. Thus, for example, it is common, mainly in the colloquial field, that this adjective is used to make it clear that something or someone is in good health. That is, in that case it acts as a synonym for healthy.

It is also important to establish that this concept that concerns us also has the ability to function as an interjection. Thus, in this case, it basically has the same meaning as the interjection “enough”.

But there is still more. The term good is often used in Mexico in a very specific sense. More precisely, we can determine that in that country it is common for it to be used as an interjection and specifically it is used to answer a telephone call.

Precisely in the colloquial sphere it is important that we also make the expression “good guy” clear. It is used mainly to make it clear that a man or a boy is attractive and has a physique that is within all the aesthetic canons of the moment. So, for example, for many David Beckham is a good guy.

Good is also what surpasses the common: “Your son gave me a good scare when he put on that mask”, “Well it was the blow I gave myself yesterday when I slipped in the backyard of my house.

The philosophy emphasizes that the concept of good is tautological and redundant: what is good is what is good. Notions like good and good can be defined in opposition to others like bad and bad. In this way, it can be said that good is what is not bad and vice versa: “Isabel is good because she shared her sweets with me”, “Isabel is bad since she did not invite me sweets.

All this without forgetting that throughout history there have been countless famous people who have had the word good as their surname. Among the examples that we can cite are the following: the philosopher Gustavo Bueno Martínez, the Madrid soccer player Alberto Bueno, the journalist Pepa Bueno and even the model Jessica Bueno.

Finally, it should be noted that in Argentina, Mexico and Uruguay the match played to tie the break is known as good: “Your team won the first match and mine won the second: now we are going to play the good one.