that which is pleasing or valuable or useful
"weigh the good against the bad"; "among the highest goods of all are happiness and self-realization"
moral excellence or admirableness
"there is much good to be found in people"
The state or characteristic of being good.
The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.
Thank goodness that the war is over!
The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.
the quality of being good in any of its various senses; excellence; virtue; kindness; benevolence; as, the goodness of timber, of a soil, of food; goodness of character, of disposition, of conduct, etc
Origin: [AS. gdnes.]
Goodness was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, led by Carrie Akre, formerly of Hammerbox and now primarily a solo artist. Goodness featured Akre, Danny Newcomb, Garth Reeves, Fiia McGann, and Chris Friel. Akre, Friel, and Newcomb later joined Mike McCready of Pearl Jam and Rick Friel to form the rock band The Rockfords. Goodness recorded a version of "Electricity, Electricity" with Mike McCready using the pseudonym "Petster" on electric guitar for the Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks tribute disc on Lava/Atlantic. They released their self-titled debut album in 1995 on Y Records, followed in 1998 by Anthem on Immortal/Epic and later These Days on Good Ink. Two live albums were released via Kufala Recordings in 2004. Goodness toured extensively all over the world, supporting such acts as Pearl Jam, Cheap Trick, and Oasis. They co-headlined a tour with Candlebox. Goodness reunited for shows at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard on November 22, 2008 and May 23, 2009.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1697
Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Nouns Frequency: #2304
The numerical value of goodness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of goodness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ruth -- honest to goodness -- went up behind a motor boat.
Goodness does not consist in greatness, but greatness in goodness.
Thank goodness he didn't go in. Thank God. He at the time did not know how to swim.
Well, my goodness ... it does sound as if the town is being a little unreasonable, doesn't it?
Doing goodness, but doing goodness only is the best and the most superior religion of all the times!
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Translations for goodness
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- bonesa, bondatCatalan, Valencian
- Güte, Integrität, Tugend, Herzensgüte, GütigkeitGerman
- hyvyys, hyväFinnish
- טוּב לֵבHebrew
- bonesa, bontatOccitan
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