Goods Goods, n. pl. See Good, n., 3., Good Good, n. 1. That which possesses desirable qualities, promotes success, welfare, or happiness, is serviceable, fit, excellent, kind, benevolent, etc.; -- opposed to evil. There be many that say, Who will show us any good ? --Ps. iv. 6. 2. Advancement of interest or happiness; welfare; prosperity; advantage; benefit; -- opposed to harm, etc. The good of the whole community can be promoted only by advancing the good of each of the members composing it. --Jay. 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. He hath made us spend much good. --Chaucer. Thy lands and goods Are, by the laws of Venice, confiscate Unto the state of Venice. --Shak. 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., Good Good, adv. Well, -- especially in the phrase as good, with a following as expressed or implied; equally well with as much advantage or as little harm as possible. As good almost kill a man as kill a good book. --Milton. As good as, in effect; virtually; the same as. They who counsel ye to such a suppressing, do as good as bid ye suppress yourselves. --Milton., Good Good, v. t. 1. To make good; to turn to good. [Obs.] 2. To manure; to improve. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.