What does goodness mean?

Definitions for goodness
ˈgʊd nɪsgood·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. good, goodness(noun)

    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"

  2. good, goodness(noun)

    moral excellence or admirableness

    "there is much good to be found in people"

Wiktionary

  1. goodness(Noun)

    The state or characteristic of being good.

  2. goodness(Noun)

    The good, nutritional, healthy part or content of something.

  3. goodness(Noun)

    God.

    Thank goodness that the war is over!

  4. goodness(Noun)

    The moral qualities which constitute Christian excellence; moral virtue.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goodness(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [AS. gdnes.]

Freebase

  1. Goodness

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1697

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goodness' in Nouns Frequency: #2304

How to pronounce goodness?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goodness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goodness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of goodness in a Sentence

  1. Herman Hoeksema (1886-1965):

    The Lord is a sun: He is the Source of all light and life. to live apart from Him is death, but His fellowship is life for us. And the Lord is a shield: He protects and preserves His people from all the powers of evil that seek their destruction. He does not in this life, remove all evil and affliction from them, but He gives them grace which is sufficient unto every need. He makes us taste His goodness even in the way of adversity and makes that way subservient to our glory. Never does He withhold any good thing from those that walk in His way.

  2. Lao Tzu:

    The highest goodness is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore it is near The Eternal.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.

  4. Lou Diamond Phillips:

    [ I ] finished all three seasons like that, thank goodness Killing Eveis back, thank goodness you know, Better Call Saul, theres a bunch.

  5. Tim Berners-Lee:

    Thank goodness it wasn't 'Exciting but vague'.

Images & Illustrations of goodness

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