possessions and personal property
(sometimes singular) economics commodities that are tangible, usually movable, and generally not consumed at the same time as they are produced: Compare services
articles of commerce; merchandise
merchandise when transported, esp by rail; freight
(as modifier): a goods train
informal that which is expected or promised: to deliver the goods
slang the real thing
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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How to use goods in a sentence
Politico has reported that some Republican donors see Scalise as damaged goods.
In fact, Mexico buys and sells more US goods than any other country on the planet except for Canada.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
I never hear a Democrat talk about these goods, which are, in the literal sense, indivisible—for us all.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It | Michael Tomasky | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As more come online, they will actively seek better selling prices elsewhere and also source their goods internationally.
On Thursday, Russian bloggers published pictures of empty shelves in stores that once sold electric goods.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug | Anna Nemtsova | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The carrying of these heavy government debts is a question of the future production of goods, of commerce, and of saving.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
The restoration of stolen goods was probably dwarfed in his mind by the importance of capturing the stealers.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
He even felt a certain enjoyment in the discomfiture of the self-constituted posse of searchers for stolen goods.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
He and his household are going with their goods in the galliots which are now leaving this city for Yndia.
Cultural definitions for goods
Merchandise; wares; tangible products that satisfy human wants. (Compare services.)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with goods
see damaged goods; deliver the goods; get the goods on; sell a bill of goods; straight goods.
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