Goods vs Groceries - What's the difference?

goods | groceries |


As nouns the difference between goods and groceries

is that goods is (business|economics|plurale tantum) that which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed while groceries is the commodities sold by a grocer or in a grocery .

goods

English

Noun

(head)
  • (business, economics, plurale tantum) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.
  • (informal, often preceded by the) Something authentic, important, or revealing.
  • (transport) freight (not passengers)
  • English plurals
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to produced, traded, or consumed "goods": returned, used, damaged, stolen, lost, dangerous, non-traded, intermediate, promotional, industrial, agricultural, imported, cheap, expensive, luxury, inferior, counterfeit, raw, processed, scarce, durable, perishable, baked, public, collective, digital, virtual, necessary, essential.

    Synonyms

    * (that which is consumed) wares * evidence, facts

    Antonyms

    * (that which is consumed) capital, services

    Derived terms

    * baked goods * bill of goods * brown goods * capital goods * come up with the goods * consumer goods * cost of goods sold * damaged goods * dangerous goods * deliver the goods * digital goods * dry goods * fancy goods * finished goods * get the goods on, have the goods on * goods and sales tax * goods train, goods van, goods wagon * grave goods * greige goods * heavy goods vehicle * leathergoods * nongoods * red goods * sell someone a bill of goods * smallgoods * softgoods * white goods

    Anagrams

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    groceries

    English

    Noun

    (head) (p)
  • The commodities sold by a grocer or in a grocery.
  • She carried a sack of groceries in from the car and set it on the kitchen table.
  • Multiple retailers of groceries.
  • There were two competing groceries in the neighborhood, but neither looked very profitable.