2. A husband; the master of a house or family; — often used in speaking familiarly. [Archaic] Chaucer.

Say ye to the goodman of the house, . . . Where is the guest-chamber ?
Mark xiv. 14.

In the early colonial records of New England, the term goodman is frequently used as a title of designation, sometimes in a respectful manner, to denote a person whose first name was not known, or when it was not desired to use that name; in this use it was nearly equivalent to Mr. This use was doubtless brought with the first settlers from England.

(Good`-na"tured) a. Naturally mild in temper; not easily provoked.

Syn.Good-natured, Good-tempered, Good- humored. Good-natured denotes a disposition to please and be pleased. Good-tempered denotes a habit of mind which is not easily ruffled by provocations or other disturbing influences. Good-humored is applied to a spirit full of ease and cheerfulness, as displayed in one's outward deportment and in social intercourse. A good-natured man recommends himself to all by the spirit which governs him. A good-humored man recommends himself particularly as a companion. A good-tempered man is rarely betrayed into anything which can disturb the serenity of the social circle.

(Good`-na"tured*ly), adv. With mildness of temper.

(Good"ness) n. [AS. godnes.] 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.

Good now
(Good" now") An exclamation of wonder, surprise, or entreaty. [Obs.] Shak.

(Goods) n. pl. See Good, n., 3.

(Good"ship), n. Favor; grace. [Obs.] Gower.

(Good`-tem"pered) a. Having a good temper; not easily vexed. See Good-natured.

(Good"wife`) n. The mistress of a house. [Archaic] Robynson

(Good"y) n.; pl. Goodies

1. A bonbon, cake, or the like; — usually in the pl. [Colloq.]

2. (Zoöl.) An American fish; the lafayette or spot.

(Good"y), n.; pl. Goodies [Prob. contr. from goodwife.] Goodwife; — a low term of civility or sport.

(Good"-year) n. [See Goujere.] The venereal disease; — often used as a mild oath. [Obs.] Shak.

(Good"y-good`y), a. Mawkishly or weakly good; exhibiting goodness with silliness. [Colloq.]

(Good"y*ship), n. The state or quality of a goody or goodwife [Jocose] Hudibraus.

(||Goo*roo", Gu*ru") n. [Hind. gur a spiritual parent or teacher, Skr. guru heavy, noble, venerable, teacher. Cf. Grief.] A spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor amoung the Hindoos. Malcom.

(Goos"an`der) n. [OE. gossander, a tautological word formed fr. goose + gander. Cf. Merganser.] (Zoöl.) A species of merganser (M. merganser) of Northern Europe and America; — called also merganser, dundiver, sawbill, sawneb, shelduck, and sheldrake. See Merganser.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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