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dry goods definitions

Merriam Webster's

noun plural Date: 1657 textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and notions as distinguished especially from hardware and groceries

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dry goods Dry" goods` A commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., -- in distinction from groceries. [U.S.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Dry goods are cloth, thread, and other things that are sold at a draper's shop. (AM; in BRIT, use drapery, haberdashery) N-PLURAL



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