good word


good word
noun
1. something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
Syn: ↑recommendation, ↑testimonial
Derivationally related forms: ↑testimonial (for: ↑testimonial), ↑recommend (for: ↑recommendation)
Hypernyms: ↑praise, ↑congratulations, ↑kudos, ↑extolment
Hyponyms: ↑character, ↑reference, ↑character reference, ↑puff
2. good news
Hypernyms: ↑news, ↑intelligence, ↑tidings, ↑word

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phrasal
1. : a favorable statement

say a good word for him

spreading the good word

hello, there; what's the good word

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good word — see word, 1
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Main Entry:good
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good word
: a favorable comment

Please put in a good word for me [=say something good about me] when you talk to the boss.

(US, informal) I haven't seen you in ages! What's the good word? [=how's it going?; how are you?]

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Main Entry:word

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Good word — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • good word — phrasal 1. a favorable statement < put in a good word for me > 2. good news < what s the good word > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • good word — n. favorable mention or remark, recommendation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • put in a good word for someone — put in a good word (for (someone)) to say positive things about someone. I m applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me. Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority …   New idioms dictionary

  • put in a good word for — put in a good word (for (someone)) to say positive things about someone. I m applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me. Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority …   New idioms dictionary

  • put in a good word — (for (someone)) to say positive things about someone. I m applying for a job in your department, so please put in a good word for me. Usage notes: often you put in a good word with someone who has a position of authority …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a good word for — phrase to think that someone or something is not very good He never seems to have a good word for me. Thesaurus: to hate or dislike someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: word …   Useful english dictionary

  • put in a good word for someone — put in a good word for (someone) informal to try to help someone achieve something by saying good things about them to someone with influence. I m applying for a job in your office. Could you put in a good word for me with your boss? (sometimes + …   New idioms dictionary

  • put in a good word for — (someone) informal to try to help someone achieve something by saying good things about them to someone with influence. I m applying for a job in your office. Could you put in a good word for me with your boss? (sometimes + with) …   New idioms dictionary

  • put in a (good) word for someone — phrase to tell someone about the good qualities that a particular person has, usually in order to get an advantage for that person He promised to put in a word for me with the boss. Thesaurus: to praise someone or somethingsynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary