Good News

1good adj
1 a (1) : of a favorable character or tendency <~news> (2) : BOUNTIFUL, FERTILE <~land> (3) : HANDSOME, ATTRACTIVE <~looks>
b (1) :SUITABLE, FIT <~ to eat> (2) : free from injury or disease <one ~ arm> (3) : not depreciated <bad money drives out ~> (4) : commercially sound <a ~ risk> (5) : certain to last or live <~ for another year> (6) : certain to pay or contribute <~ for a hundred dollars> (7) : certain to elicit a specified result <always ~ for a laugh> (8) : PROFITABLE, ADVANTAGEOUS <made a very ~ deal>
c (1) : AGREEABLE, PLEASANT <had a ~ time> (2) : SALUTARY, WHOLESOME <~ for a cold> (3) : AMUSING, CLEVER <a ~ joke>
d : of a noticeably large size or quantity : CONSIDERABLE <won by a ~ margin><a ~ bit of the time><a ~ many of us>
e (1) : WELL-FOUNDED, COGENT <~ reasons> (2) : TRUE (holds ~ for society at large) (3) : deserving of respect : HONORABLE <in ~ standing) (4) : legally valid or effectual <~ title>
f (1) : ADEQUATE, SATISSFACTORY <~ care> -- often used in faint praise <his serve is only ~ --Frank Deford> (2) : conforming to a standard <~ English> (3) : CHOICE, DISCRIMINATING <~ taste> (4) containing less fat and being less tender than higher grades -- used of meat and esp. beef
2 a (1) : VIRTUOUS, JUST, COMMENDABLE <a ~ man> (2) : RIGHT <~ conduct> (3) : KIND, BENEVOLENT <~ intentions>
b : UPPER-CLASS <a ~ family>
c : COMPETENT, SKILLFUL <a ~ doctor>
d: LOYAL <a ~ party man><a ~ Catholic>
better, best, goodish, as good as : in effect : VIRTUALLY <as good as dead>, as good as gold 1 : of the highest worth or reliability <his promise is as good as gold> 2 : well-behaved <the child was as good as gold>, good and : VERY, ENTIRELY <was good and mad>

2good n
1 a : something that is good
b (1) : something conforming to the moral order of the universe (2) : praiseworthy character : GOODNESS
c : a good element or portion
2 : advancement of prosperity or health <the ~ of the community><it's for your own ~>
3 a : something that has economic utility or satisfies an economic want
b pl : personal property having intrinsic value but usu. excluding money, securities, and negotiable documents
c pl : CLOTH
d pl : WARES, COMMODITIES, MERCHANDISE <canned ~s>
4 : good persons -- used with the
5 pl : proof of wrongdoing <didn't have the ~s on him --T.G. Cooke> --
for good : FOREVER, PERMANENTLY -- in good with : in a favored position with -- to the good 1 : for the best : BENEFICIAL <efforts to restrict credit were all to the good -- Time> 2 : in a position of net gain or profit <wound up $10 to the good>

3good adv
1 : WELL <he showed me how ~ I was doing -- Herbert Gold>
2 -- used as an intensive <a ~ 200 pounds> <a ~ long time>

-Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

news n
1 : a report of recent events
2 a : material reported in a newspaper or news periodical or on a newscast
b : matter that is newsworthy
3 : newscast

-Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary

The Good News

Like cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a distant land.

Proverbs 25:25

A multitude of camels will cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba will come; they will bring gold and frankincense, and will bear good news of the praises of the LORD.

Isaiah 60:6

Behold, the Cushite arrived, and the Cushite said, "Let my lord the king receive good news, for the LORD has freed you this day from the hand of all those who rose up against you."

2 Samuel 18:31

After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him,

(most versions read "proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God.")

Luke 8:1

The angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news

Luke 1:19

But the angel said to them, " Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;

Luke 2:10

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;
to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn,
to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting so they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

Isaiah 61:1-3

And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,

Acts 13:32

For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard.

Hebrews 4:2