As good as
Good Good, adv. Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible. [1913 Webster]

As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{As good as}, in effect; virtually; the same as. [1913 Webster]

They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as good as bid ye suppress yourselves. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • As good as — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • As good as — as as ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See {Also}.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as good as — {adv. phr.} Nearly the same as; almost. * /She claimed that he as good as promised to marry her./ * /He as good as called me a liar./ * /We ll get to school on time, we re as good as there now./ * /The man who had been shot was as good as dead./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as good as — {adv. phr.} Nearly the same as; almost. * /She claimed that he as good as promised to marry her./ * /He as good as called me a liar./ * /We ll get to school on time, we re as good as there now./ * /The man who had been shot was as good as dead./… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as good as — phrasal in effect ; virtually < as good as dead > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • As Good as It Gets — Theatrical release poster Directed by James L. Brooks Produced by …   Wikipedia

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  • As good as one's word — as as ([a^]z), adv. & conj. [OE. as, als, alse, also, al swa, AS. eal sw[=a], lit. all so; hence, quite so, quite as: cf. G. als as, than, also so, then. See {Also}.] 1. Denoting equality or likeness in kind, degree, or manner; like; similar to;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • as good as one's word — or[good as one s word] {adj. phr.} Trustworthy; sure to keep your promise. * /The coach said he would give the players a day off if they won, and he was as good as his word./ * /We knew she was always good as her word, so we trusted her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • as good as one's word — or[good as one s word] {adj. phr.} Trustworthy; sure to keep your promise. * /The coach said he would give the players a day off if they won, and he was as good as his word./ * /We knew she was always good as her word, so we trusted her./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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