What does goodly mean?
Definitions for goodly
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word goodly.
goodly, goodish, healthy, hefty, respectable, sizable, sizeable, tidyadjective
large in amount or extent or degree
"it cost a considerable amount"; "a goodly amount"; "received a hefty bonus"; "a respectable sum"; "a tidy sum of money"; "a sizable fortune"
In a goodly way; courteously, graciously.
good, pleasing in appearance
Quite large; considerable: a goodly sum.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from good.
A prince of a goodly aspect, and the more goodly by a grave majesty, wherewith his mind did deck his outward graces. Philip Sidney.
A goodly city is this Antium. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
Patience and sorrow strove
Which should express her goodliest; you have seen
Sunshine and rain at once. Her smiles and tears
Were like a wetter May. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Here from gracious England have I offer
Of goodly thousands. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
But he’s something stain’d
With grief, that’s beauty’s canker, thou might’st call him
A goodly person. William Shakespeare, Tempest.
Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, and put them upon Jacob. Gen. xxvii. 15.
There was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he. 1 Sa. ix. 2.
He had not, according to his promise to them in time of his distress, made them any recompence for their goodly houses and olive gardens, destroyed in the country by Roscetes in the former wars. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
The goodliest man of men since born
His sons, the fairest of her daughters Eve. John Milton.
Of the fourth Edward was his noble song;
Fierce, goodly, valiant, beautiful and young. Edmund Waller.
Not long since walking in the field,
My nurse and I, we there beheld
A goodly fruit, which, tempting me,
I would have pluck’d. Edmund Waller.
How full of ornament is all I view
In all its parts! and seems as beautiful as new:
O goodly order’d work! O power divine!
Of thee I am, and what I am is thine! John Dryden, Innocence.
His eldest born, a goodly youth to view,
Excell’d the rest in shape and outward shew;
Fair, tall, his limbs with due proportion join’d,
But of a heavy, dull, degen’rate mind. John Dryden, Fables.
Round as a globe, and liquor’d every chink,
Goodly and great he sails behind his link. Dryden.
England was a peaceable kingdom, and but lately inured to the mild and goodly government of the Confessor. Edmund Spenser.
We have many goodly days to see. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
There Alma, like a virgin queen most bright,
Doth flourish in all beauty excellent;
And to her guests doth bounteous banquet dight,
Atempered goodly well for health and for delight. F. Queen.
pleasant; agreeable; desirable
of pleasing appearance or character; comely; graceful; as, a goodly person; goodly raiment, houses
large; considerable; portly; as, a goodly number
Etymology: [OE. godlich, AS. gdlic. See Good, and Like.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Goodly is ranked #69996 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Goodly surname appeared 280 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Goodly.
88.5% or 248 total occurrences were Black.
5% or 14 total occurrences were White.
3.2% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.8% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of goodly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of goodly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of goodly in a Sentence
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.
J. D. Watson, "The Double Helix":
One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for goodly
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for goodly »
Find a translation for the goodly definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"goodly." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 27 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/goodly>.
Discuss these goodly definitions with the community:
We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.
If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly.
You need to be logged in to favorite.