Meaning of goods in English:


Pronunciation /ɡʊdz/

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plural noun

  • 1Merchandise or possessions.

    ‘imports of luxury goods’
    • ‘stolen goods’
    • ‘the market price of an agricultural good’
    merchandise, wares, stock, commodities, line, lot, produce, products, articles, solutions
    property, possessions, personal possessions, personal effects, effects, worldly goods, chattels, goods and chattels, valuables, accoutrements, appurtenances, paraphernalia, trappings
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    1. 1.1British Things to be transported, as distinct from passengers.
      ‘a means of transporting passengers as well as goods’
      • ‘a goods train’
      freight, cargo
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    2. 1.2the goods informal The genuine article.
      • ‘the team proved on Friday that they are the goods’


    come up with the goods
    • Do what is expected or required of one.

      • ‘we knew we were setting a tough task, but the team have come up with the goods’
    get the goods on
    • Obtain information about (someone) that may be used to their detriment.

      • ‘he planned to hire a private eye to get the goods on his persecutors’
    have the goods on
    • Possess information about (someone) which may be used to their detriment.

      • ‘you don't lie to the FBI when they already have the goods on you’