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In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
Stephen Bayley

Meaning of "dry goods" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DRY GOODS

dry goods  [draɪ ɡʊdz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRY GOODS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dry goods is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DRY GOODS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dry goods

Dry goods

Dry goods are products such as textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries. In U.S. retailing, a dry goods store carries consumer goods that are distinct from those carried by hardware stores and grocery stores, though "dry goods" as a term for textiles has been dated back to 1742 in England or even a century earlier. Dry goods can be carried by stores specializing only in those products, or may be carried by a general store or a department store.

Definition of dry goods in the English dictionary

The definition of dry goods in the dictionary is textiles, clothing, threads, elastic and so on. Other definition of dry goods is types of food such as tea, flour and sugar that do not contain liquid.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRY GOODS


airwards
ˈɛəwʊdz
backwoods
ˈbækwʊdz
crossroads
ˈkrɒsˌrəʊdz
goods
ɡʊdz
inroads
ˈɪnrəʊdz
loads
ləʊdz
Rhodes
rəʊdz
woods
wʊdz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRY GOODS

dry battery
dry cell
dry distillation
dry dock
dry drunk
dry farmer
dry farming
dry fly
dry ginger
dry goods store
dry hole
dry ice
dry kiln
dry land
dry law
dry lightning
dry martini
dry measure
dry nurse
dry out

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRY GOODS

a piece of goods
bill of goods
branded goods
capital goods
consumer goods
cotton goods
damaged goods
deliver the goods
durable goods
household goods
leather goods
manufactured goods
neck of the woods
public goods
rubber goods
small goods
soft goods
the goods
white goods
worldly goods
yard goods

Synonyms and antonyms of dry goods in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dry goods» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRY GOODS

Find out the translation of dry goods to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dry goods from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dry goods» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

干货
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

productos secos
570 millions of speakers

English

dry goods
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूखी माल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البضائع الجافة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

галантереи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

produtos secos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুষ্ক পণ্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marchandises sèches
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Barang kering
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kurzwaren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乾物類
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건조 제품
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Barang garing
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hàng vải
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலர் பொருட்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरड्या वस्तू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kuru eşyalar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

merci secche
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sypkie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

галантереї
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

produse uscate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξηρών εμπορευμάτων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

droë goedere
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

torra varor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tørre varer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dry goods

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY GOODS»

The term «dry goods» is quite widely used and occupies the 48.994 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRY GOODS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dry goods

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QUOTES WITH «DRY GOODS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word dry goods.
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Stephen Bayley
In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRY GOODS»

Discover the use of dry goods in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dry goods and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods and History of Silk, ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
George S. Cole, 2010
2
Bloomingdale's Illustrated 1886 Catalog: Fashions, Dry ...
Famed merchants' extremely rare catalog depicting about 1,700 products: clothing, housewares, firearms, dry goods, jewelry, and more.
Bloomingdale Brothers, 1988
3
The Dragon & the Dry Goods Princess: Stories
New fairy tales for adults and children. David Arnason's wit and comic grace transform 2000 years of classics into 20 tales for today of love, loss, and triumph.
David Arnason, 1994
4
The Dry Goods Reporter
TAD HELP WANTED A YOUNG MAN TO CLERK IN THE LEADING dry goods store In southern Michigan city of 5,000; experience and references required. Address, J 932, Dry Goods Reporter. I WANT A THOROUGHLY EXPERIENCED  ...
5
Successful Restaurant Design
As indicated earlier, storage is generally divided into three major areas: dry goods, refrigerated, and frozen. The size and location of each area are greatly affected by the menu, limitations of the architecture, and purchasing and receiving ...
Regina S. Baraban, Joseph F. Durocher, 2010
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Food Preparation and Cooking
Dry goods include sugars, pulses, cereals, flour, spices and herbs, jams and pickles, condiments, bottles or jars, canned and tinned foods, bread, cakes and biscuits. Areas used for the storage of dry food commodities need to be cool, well  ...
‎1996
7
Commercial directory: containing, a topographical ...
WHOLESALE DEALERS AND IMPORTERS OF DRY GOODS. Adair, John & William, Irish Linen Warehouse, N.Charles street. Aldridge & Hindoo, Importers ofDry Goods, 149 Baltimore Street. Armat, William, Dry Goods Merchant, 6 South  ...
‎1823
8
Street and Electric Railways 1907
Oneida Department store ' Benefit Albany, Schenectady Dry goods '.', No injury Conneaut (Ohio) Department store ! No decline Meadville, Erie Mercantile No injury Allen town, Philadelphia. . Canton. Salem Cleveland Cleveland Cleveland,  ...
William Mott Steuart, 1910
9
Street and Electric Railways
Dry goods, notions. groceries . . . . . . . . .. Opened another store to meet condi- ... Canton. Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Retail dry goods . ... ._ Dry goods, clothing, hats, shoes . . . . . . . l\o decrease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 , Ohio .
10
Jews of Scranton
Located on the corner of Wyoming and Lackawanna Avenues, the building that housed the Scranton Dry Goods Company in the early 20th century was originally known as Jonas Long's. The Oppenheims purchased the building for their ...
Arnine Cumsky Weiss, Darlene Miller-Lanning, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRY GOODS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dry goods is used in the context of the following news items.
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Technology gave us a myriad of almost-equal choices. So how are …
The problem with Google Express (which costs $95 a year) is that it only delivers dry goods, so you also need Instacart (which costs $99 a year ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
My Kitchen Rules survival tip - have a plan
... fish monger, vege shop, dry goods, supermarket etc. Then, working backwards, she writes herself lists of tasks to achieve each day leading ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
3
Seeing the Light
Heritage Dry Goods, a boutique on Willamette downtown, was the first to carry the A-Lamp line, beginning in October. Two Portland shops, Boy ... «Eugene Weekly, Jul 15»
4
There's no history like show history
With Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, a dealer in dry goods, and Leland Stanford, a grocer, Huntington was one of the founders of California's ... «Huntington Herald Dispatch, Jul 15»
5
Two Thanksgivings
In the summer of 1939, the head of the National Retail Dry Goods Association, was concerned that the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, which ... «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
6
Research unearths LG's long-held police history
Former chief Button reportedly died of a stroke on the street in front of the Allen Peacock Dry Goods Store. Button's dog, a bulldog, got into a ... «Lake Geneva Regional News, Jul 15»
7
Business sector urged: Go to Cuba
... household items such as canned food products, dry goods, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, toilet paper and alcoholic beverages. «Trinidad News, Jul 15»
8
1913-22: The beginning of the 'real state fair' in Kansas
... boots with their long suits and dresses, typical of the clothing found at Rorabaugh-Wiley Dry Goods Co. and Pegues-Wright department store. «Hutchinson News, Jul 15»
9
FEATURE: Jewish archives' vault houses many records and …
Ontario Dry Goods & Dress Goods, owned by the Melamid Family at 374 Spadina Ave., Toronto. The handwritten marriage ledgers of Rabbi ... «Canadian Jewish News, Jul 15»
10
Salad days in pub led to a life down under
... alongside – offering every cut and cure of meaty goodness imaginable, fresh and dry goods, and Mr Wilkinson's own range of comestibles to ... «Yorkshire Post, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Dry goods [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dry-goods>. May 2020 ».
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