What is the difference between gooden and good?

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Gooden is a derived term of good.

As verbs the difference between gooden and good

is that gooden is to make good; improve; better; perfect or gooden can be (dialectal) to perambulate, usually town to town, collecting alms, gifts, or small gratuities before christmas-time, usually on while good is to thrive; fatten; prosper; improve or good can be to furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.

As a adjective good is

acting in the interest of good; ethical.

As a interjection good is

that is good: an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.

As a adverb good is

(nonstandard) well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.

As a noun good is

(uncountable) the forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.



Etymology 1

From . More at (l).


(en verb)
  • To make good; improve; better; perfect.
  • *2009 , Helen Malson, Maree Burns, Critical Feminist Approaches to Eating Dis/Orders :
  • For many years we have endeavored to comprehend how a/b could transform highly intelligent and in many respects 'model' girls and women (and sometimes boys and men) into unwitting bystanders and accomplices to their own torture and impending death while remaining convinced that they are being perfected and goodened ?
  • *2010 , Richard Francis, Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia :
  • The passive voice is all-pervasive. This is a world in which virtue is achieved by not doing things, only thus, like Jesus (Wright tells us) may we “be Goodened with Good.
  • To become good.
  • To grow; improve; prosper.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from goodening, an alteration of .


    (en verb)
  • (dialectal) To perambulate, usually town to town, collecting alms, gifts, or small gratuities before Christmas-time, usually on .
  • *1871 , Henry Martin, The history of Brighton and environs :
  • Phoebe, in support of a good old Sussex custom, regularly, on St. Thomas's Day, December 21st, went out "Goodening ," visiting well-to-do parishioners, to gossip upon the past, over hot elderberry wine and plum cake, and to receive doles, either in money or materials, [...]
  • *1910 , Peter Hampson Ditchfield, Vanishing England: the book :
  • In 1899 the oldest dame who took part in the ceremony was aged ninety-three, while in 1904 a widow "goodened " for the thirtieth year in succession.
    * (l)



    (wikipedia good)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) good, from (etyl) . Related to gather.

    Alternative forms

    * (poetic contraction)


  • (lb) Of people.
  • #Acting in the interest of good; ethical.
  • #:
  • #*1891 , (Oscar Wilde), (The Picture of Dorian Gray) , Ch.6
  • #*:When we are happy, we are always good', but when we are ' good , we are not always happy.
  • #Competent or talented.
  • #:
  • #*(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • #*:Those are generally good' at flattering who are ' good for nothing else.
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=3/19/2
  • , passage=Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house?; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something?; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.}}
  • #Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
  • #:
  • (lb)
  • #Useful for a particular purpose; functional.
  • #:
  • #*{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= David Van Tassel], [http://www.americanscientist.org/authors/detail/lee-dehaan Lee DeHaan
  • , title= Wild Plants to the Rescue , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Plant breeding is always a numbers game.
  • #Effective.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good , serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • #(lb) Real; actual; serious.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:Love no man in good earnest.
  • (lb) Of properties and qualities.
  • #(lb)
  • ##Edible; not stale or rotten.
  • ##:
  • ##Having a particularly pleasant taste.
  • ##:
  • ##* c. 1430' (reprinted '''1888 ), Thomas Austin, ed., ''Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms. 553, & Douce ms. 55 [Early English Text Society, Original Series; 91], London: 374760, page 11:
  • #
    Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke
  • ##* 1962' (quoting '''1381 text), (Hans Kurath) & Sherman M. Kuhn, eds., ''(Middle English Dictionary) , Ann Arbor, Mich.: (University of Michigan Press), , page 1242:
  • #
    dorr?̅', '''d?r?''' adj. & n. toste wyte bred and do yt in dischis, and ' god Almande mylk.
  • ##Being satisfying; meeting dietary requirements.
  • ##:
  • #Healthful.
  • #:
  • #Pleasant; enjoyable.
  • #:
  • #Favourable.
  • #:
  • #Beneficial; worthwhile.
  • #:
  • #*, chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part.
  • #Adequate; sufficient; not fallacious.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:My reasons are both good and weighty.
  • (lb) With "and", extremely.
  • :
  • (lb) Holy.
  • :
  • (lb) Of quantities.
  • #Reasonable in amount.
  • #:
  • #Large in amount or size.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:The big houses, and there are a good many of them, lie for the most part in what may be called by courtesy the valleys. You catch a glimpse of them sometimes at a little distance from the [railway] line, which seems to have shown some ingenuity in avoiding them,.
  • #Entire.
  • #:
  • #*
  • #*:Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
  • Synonyms
    * (having positive attributes) not bad, all right, satisfactory, decent * (healthful) well * (competent or talented) accomplished
    * (having positive attributes) bad, poor * (ethical) bad, evil
    Derived terms
    * come from a good place * do well by doing good * fight the good fight * for good * good afternoon * good and * * good books * goodbye * good day * good drunk * gooden * good-for-nothing * good graces * good grief * goodish * good job * good morning * goodly * goodness * good night * good to go * good works * the good die young * too much of a good thing


    (en interjection)
  • That is good: an elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation.
  • Good! I can leave now.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , all from the adjective.


  • (nonstandard) Well; satisfactorily or thoroughly.
  • * 1906 , Zane Grey, The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley
  • If Silvertip refuses to give you the horse, grab him before he can draw a weapon, and beat him good . You're big enough to do it.
  • * 2007 April 19, , WHYY, Pennsylvania [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9683874]
  • The one thing that we can't do...''is throw out the baby with the bathwater.''...'' We know our process works pretty darn good and, uh, it’s really sparked this amazing phenomenon of this''... high-quality website.
    Derived terms
    * but good

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) good, god, from (etyl) .


  • (uncountable) The forces or behaviors that are the enemy of evil. Usually consists of helping others and general benevolence.
  • * , chapter=13
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them. Soft heartedness caused more harm than good .}}
  • (countable) A result that is positive in the view of the speaker.
  • (uncountable) The abstract instantiation of goodness; that which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.
  • * Bible, Psalms iv. 6
  • There be many that say, Who will show us any good ?
  • * Jay
  • The good' of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the ' good of each of the members composing it.
  • (countable, usually in plural) An item of merchandise.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Thy lands and goods / Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate / Unto the state of Venice.
    * (forces of good) bad, evil * (positive result) bad
    Derived terms
    * (item of merchandise) capital goods, consumer goods

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) goden, godien, from (etyl) .


    (en verb)
  • To thrive; fatten; prosper; improve.
  • To make good; turn to good; improve.
  • To make improvements or repairs.
  • To benefit; gain.
  • To do good to (someone); benefit; cause to improve or gain.
  • To satisfy; indulge; gratify.
  • To flatter; congratulate oneself; anticipate.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 5

    From English dialectal, from (etyl) , ultimately from the adjective. See above.


    (en verb)
  • To furnish with dung; manure; fatten with manure; fertilise.
  • (Bishop Hall)
    Derived terms
    * (l)