W2S2 [gudz] n [plural]
1.) things that are produced in order to be sold
electrical/industrial/agricultural etc goods
furniture, carpets and other household goods
the large market for consumer goods (=televisions, washing machines etc)
Britain's leading exporter of manufactured goods (=things that are made not grown)
There will be tax increases on a wide range of goods and services .
→↑dry goods
2.) things that someone owns and that can be moved
They were charged with handling stolen goods.
We collected up our goods and left.
3.) BrE things which are carried by road, train etc
= ↑freight
a goods train
4.) come up with the goods/deliver the goods informal
to do what is needed or expected
He's a great player. He always comes up with the goods on the day.
5.) have/get the goods on sb
AmE to have or find proof that someone is guilty of a crime
Face it, Bukowski, we got the goods on you!
6.) damaged goods
someone whose actions mean that they no longer have a good effect or influence on something
After the scandal, he was considered damaged goods by the party.
worldly goods atworldly

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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