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goods

/ (ɡʊdz) /
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pl n

possessions and personal property
(sometimes singular) economics commodities that are tangible, usually movable, and generally not consumed at the same time as they are producedCompare services
articles of commerce; merchandise
mainly British
  1. merchandise when transported, esp by rail; freight
  2. (as modifier)a goods train
the goods
  1. informal that which is expected or promisedto deliver the goods
  2. slang the real thing
  3. US and Canadian slang incriminating evidence (esp in the phrase have the goods on someone)
a piece of goods slang a person, esp a woman

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Cultural definitions for goods

goods

Merchandise; wares; tangible products that satisfy human wants. (Compare services.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Idioms and Phrases with goods

goods

see damaged goods; deliver the goods; get the goods on; sell a bill of goods; straight goods.

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