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  1. plural of good

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goods pl (plural only)

  1. (business, economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.
  2. (UK, transport) Freight, as opposed to passengers.
  3. (rail transport, UK) Short for goods train.
    • 1962 December, “Motive Power Miscellany: North Eastern Region”, in Modern Railways, page 425:
      An unusual visitor to Leeds on September 26 was Class 4 4-6-0 No. 75042 (17A), on a Class H goods from York; it soon returned on the 6.30 p.m. Leeds-York parcels.
  4. (informal, often preceded by the) Something authentic, important, or revealing.
  5. (slang) The female body, especially when seen as desirable.
    • 2007, “Good Life”, in Graduation, performed by Kanye West ft. T-Pain:
      And she got the goods / And she got that ass, I got to look, sorry!
  6. (slang) The male genitals.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “[Letter the First]”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], volume I, London: [] G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] [], →OCLC, page 210:
      [] that enormous machine of his [] which, together with it bottom dependence, the inestimable bulse of ladies jewels, formed a grand showout of goods indeed!
  7. (informal) A person or animal, etc., with reference to its characteristics.
    Synonym: piece of goods
    • 1913, The Lone Hand, volume 12, page 37:
      The Colonel's horse is good goods.

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  • Adjectives often applied to produced, traded, or consumed "goods": returned, used, damaged, stolen, lost, dangerous, non-traded, intermediate, promotional, industrial, agricultural, imported, cheap, expensive, luxury, inferior, counterfeit, raw, processed, scarce, durable, perishable, baked, public, collective, digital, virtual, necessary, essential.

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  • (that which is consumed): wares
  • (something authentic, important, or revealing): evidence, facts

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