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Stuff vs. Goods — What's the Difference?

Stuff vs. Goods — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Stuff and Goods

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Stuff

The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.

Goods

In economics, goods are items that satisfy human wants and provide utility, for example, to a consumer making a purchase of a satisfying product. A common distinction is made between goods which are transferable, and services, which are not transferable.A good is an "economic good" if it is useful to people but scarce in relation to its demand so that human effort is required to obtain it.

Stuff

The essential substance or elements; essence
"We are such stuff / As dreams are made on" (Shakespeare).

Goods

Being positive or desirable in nature; not bad or poor
A good experience.
Good news from the hospital.

Stuff

Unspecified material
Put that stuff over there.
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Goods

Having the qualities that are desirable or distinguishing in a particular thing
A good exterior paint.
A good joke.

Stuff

Household or personal articles considered as a group.

Goods

Serving the desired purpose or end; suitable
Is this a good dress for the party?.

Stuff

Worthless objects.

Goods

Not spoiled or ruined
The milk is still good.

Stuff

(Slang) Specific talk or actions
Don't give me that stuff about being tired.

Goods

In excellent condition; sound
A good tooth.

Stuff

The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.

Goods

Superior to the average; satisfactory
A good student.

Stuff

The spin, english, curve, or speed imparted to a ball
"where we could watch the stuff, mainly curves, that the pitchers were putting on the ball" (James Henry Gray).

Goods

Used formerly to refer to the US Government grade of meat higher than standard and lower than choice.

Stuff

(Basketball) A dunk shot.

Goods

Of high quality
Good books.

Stuff

Special capability
The team really showed its stuff and won the championship.

Goods

Discriminating
Good taste.

Stuff

Chiefly British Woven material, especially woolens.

Goods

Of moral excellence; upright
A good person.

Stuff

(Slang) Money; cash.

Goods

Benevolent; kind
A good soul.
A good heart.

Stuff

(Slang) A drug, especially one that is illegal or habit-forming.

Goods

Loyal; staunch
A good Republican.

Stuff

To pack (a container) tightly; cram
Stuff a Christmas stocking.

Goods

Well-behaved; obedient
A good child.

Stuff

To block (a passage); plug
Stuff a crack with caulking.

Goods

Socially correct; proper
Good manners.

Stuff

(Basketball) To block (a shot or an opponent who is shooting), especially before the ball leaves the shooter's hands.

Goods

Worthy of respect; honorable
Ruined the family's good name.

Stuff

To place forcefully into a container or space; thrust
Stuffed laundry into the bag.

Goods

Attractive; handsome
Good looks.

Stuff

(Sports) To shoot (a ball or puck) forcefully into the goal from close range.

Goods

Beneficial to health; salutary
A good night's rest.

Stuff

(Basketball) To dunk (the ball).

Goods

Competent; skilled
A good machinist.

Stuff

To fill with an appropriate stuffing
Stuff a pillow.

Goods

Complete; thorough
A good workout.

Stuff

To fill (an animal skin) to restore its natural form for mounting or display.

Goods

Reliable; sure
A good investment.

Stuff

To cram with food.

Goods

Valid or true
A good reason.

Stuff

To fill (the mind)
His head is stuffed with silly notions.

Goods

Genuine; real
A good dollar bill.

Stuff

To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).

Goods

In effect; operative
A warranty good for two years.
A driver's license that is still good.

Stuff

To apply a preservative and softening agent to (leather).

Goods

Ready or able for a specified or assumed activity
I'm good for another round of golf.

Stuff

To overeat; gorge.

Goods

Able to pay or contribute
Is she good for the money that you lent her?.

Stuff

(informal) Miscellaneous items or objects; (with possessive) personal effects.
What is all that stuff on your bedroom floor?
He didn't want his pockets to bulge so he was walking around with all his stuff in his hands.

Goods

Able to elicit a specified reaction
He is always good for a laugh.

Stuff

Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.

Goods

Ample; substantial
A good income.

Stuff

(informal) Unspecified things or matters.
I had to do some stuff.

Goods

Bountiful
A good table.

Stuff

The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.

Goods

Full
It is a good mile from here.

Stuff

(archaic) A material for making clothing; any woven textile, but especially a woollen fabric.

Goods

Pleasant; enjoyable
Had a good time at the party.

Stuff

(archaic) Boards used for building.

Goods

Propitious; favorable
Good weather.
A good omen.

Stuff

Abstract/figurative substance or character.

Goods

Landing within bounds or within a particular area of a court and therefore in play
The first serve was wide, but the second was good.

Stuff

Paper stock ground ready for use. When partly ground, it is called half stuff.

Goods

Passing between the uprights of the goal and therefore scoring, as a field goal in football.

Stuff

(informal) Used as placeholder, usually for material of unknown type or name.
Can I have some of that stuff on my ice-cream sundae?

Goods

Used to form exclamatory phrases expressing surprise or dismay
Good heavens! Good grief!.

Stuff

(slang) Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.

Goods

Something that is good.

Stuff

(obsolete) A medicine or mixture; a potion.

Goods

A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.

Stuff

Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language.
Don't give me any of that 'what-about' stuff!

Goods

Welfare; benefit
For the common good.

Stuff

(nautical) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.

Goods

Goodness; virtue
There is much good to be found in people.

Stuff

Money.

Goods

A product that is bought and sold
Frozen goods.

Stuff

(transitive) To fill by packing or crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess.
I'm going to stuff this pillow with feathers.

Goods

Goods Portable personal property.

Stuff

(transitive) To fill a space with (something) in a compressed manner.
He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.

Goods

(used with a sing. or pl. verb) Fabric; material.

Stuff

To fill with seasoning.
She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret recipe.

Goods

Goods(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence
Tried to get the goods on the crook.

Stuff

(transitive) To load goods into (a container) for transport.

Goods

Well.

Stuff

To sate.
I’m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.

Goods

Plural of good

Stuff

(pronominal) To eat, especially in a hearty or greedy manner.
She sits on the sofa all day, watching TV and stuffing herself with cream buns.

Goods

That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed.

Stuff

To break; to destroy.
He skidded off the road and totally stuffed his brand new car.

Goods

Freight, as opposed to passengers.

Stuff

To sexually penetrate.
His wife came home early and found him on the couch stuffing the maid.

Goods

Something authentic, important, or revealing.

Stuff

Used to contemptuously dismiss or reject something. See also stuff it.
Stuff your stupid rules, I'll do what I like.

Goods

(slang) The female body, especially when seen as desirable.

Stuff

(informal) To heavily defeat or get the better of.
Mudchester Rovers were stuffed 7-0 in the semi-final.
They totally stuffed us in that business deal.

Goods

(slang) The male genitals.

Stuff

(transitive) To cut off another competitor in a race by disturbing his projected and committed racing line (trajectory) by an abrupt manoeuvre.
I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.

Goods

Articles of commerce

Stuff

To preserve a dead bird or other animal by filling its skin.

Stuff

(transitive) To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.

Stuff

(transitive) To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.

Stuff

To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.

Stuff

To compress (a file or files) in the StuffIt format, to be unstuffed later.

Stuff

Material which is to be worked up in any process of manufacture.
For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.
Ambitions should be made of sterner stuff.
The workman on his stuff his skill doth show,And yet the stuff gives not the man his skill.

Stuff

The fundamental material of which anything is made up; elemental part; essence.
Yet do I hold it very stuff o' the conscienceTo do no contrived murder.

Stuff

Woven material not made into garments; fabric of any kind; specifically, any one of various fabrics of wool or worsted; sometimes, worsted fiber.
What stuff wilt have a kirtle of?
It [the arras] was of stuff and silk mixed, though, superior kinds were of silk exclusively.

Stuff

Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.
He took away locks, and gave away the king's stuff.

Stuff

A medicine or mixture; a potion.

Stuff

Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.
Anger would inditeSuch woeful stuff as I or Shadwell write.

Stuff

A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.

Stuff

Paper stock ground ready for use.

Stuff

To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess; as, to stuff a bedtick.
Sometimes this crook drew hazel bought adown,And stuffed her apron wide with nuts so brown.
Lest the gods, for sin,Should with a swelling dropsy stuff thy skin.

Stuff

To thrust or crowd; to press; to pack.
Put roses into a glass with a narrow mouth, stuffing them close together . . . and they retain smell and color.

Stuff

To fill by being pressed or packed into.
With inward arms the dire machine they load,And iron bowels stuff the dark abode.

Stuff

To fill with a seasoning composition of bread, meat, condiments, etc.; as, to stuff a turkey.

Stuff

To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.
I'm stuffed, cousin; I can not smell.

Stuff

To fill the skin of, for the purpose of preserving as a specimen; - said of birds or other animals.

Stuff

To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.
An Eastern king put a judge to death for an iniquitous sentence, and ordered his hide to be stuffed into a cushion, and placed upon the tribunal.

Stuff

To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.

Stuff

To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).

Stuff

To feed gluttonously; to cram.
Taught harmless man to cram and stuff.

Stuff

The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object;
Coal is a hard black material
Wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Stuff

Miscellaneous unspecified objects;
The trunk was full of stuff

Stuff

Informal terms for personal possessions;
Did you take all your clobber?

Stuff

Senseless talk;
Don't give me that stuff

Stuff

Unspecified qualities required to do or be something;
The stuff of heros
You don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine

Stuff

Information in some unspecified form;
It was stuff I had heard before
There's good stuff in that book

Stuff

A critically important or characteristic component;
Suspense is the very stuff of narrative

Stuff

Fill completely;
The child stuffed his pockets with candy

Stuff

Press or force;
Stuff money into an envelope
She thrust the letter into his hand

Stuff

Obstruct;
My nose is all stuffed
Her arteries are blocked

Stuff

Overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself;
She stuffed herself at the dinner
The kids binged on icecream

Stuff

Treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting;
Stuff a bearskin

Stuff

Fill tightly with a material;
Stuff a pillow with feathers
The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist

Stuff

Fill with a stuffing while cooking;
Have you stuffed the turkey yet?

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