What does the word excellent mean?

Usage examples for excellent

  1. " A good way, Tayoga, a most excellent way," said Robert. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  2. The people seemed to be very fond of them, and they to like their situation as well; for they were in excellent condition. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  3. There, I feel an excellent appetite, don't you? – The Life of Nancy by Sarah Orne Jewett