Good
Good Good, n. 1. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. [1913 Webster]

There be many that say, Who will show us any good ? --Ps. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

2. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc. [1913 Webster]

The good of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the good of each of the members composing it. --Jay. [1913 Webster]

3. pl. Wares; commodities; chattels; -- formerly used in the singular in a collective sense. In law, a comprehensive name for almost all personal property as distinguished from land or real property. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

He hath made us spend much good. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Dress goods}, {Dry goods}, etc. See in the Vocabulary.

{Goods engine}, a freight locomotive. [Eng.]

{Goods train}, a freight train. [Eng.]

{Goods wagon}, a freight car [Eng.] See the Note under {Car}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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