• WordNet 3.6
    • n Goodman United States clarinetist who in 1934 formed a big band (including black as well as white musicians) and introduced a kind of jazz known as swing (1909-1986)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981 The first music-video shown on the rock-video cable channel was, appropriately, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. MTV's original five veejays were Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, J.J. Jackson and Alan Hunter.
    • Goodman A familiar appellation of civility, equivalent to “My friend”, “Good sir”, “Mister;” -- sometimes used ironically. "With you, goodman boy, an you please."
    • Goodman A husband; the master of a house or family; -- often used in speaking familiarly. "Say ye to the goodman of the house, . . . Where is the guest-chamber ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goodman The man of the house; master; husband; head of a family.
    • n goodman A familiar appellation of civility; a term of respect, frequently used to or of a person before his surname: nearly equivalent to Mr. or sometimes to gaffer. It was sometimes used ironically.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Goodman (B.) the man or master of the house—the correlative to it is Goodwife′
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Good, + man,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gód; closely akin to Dut. goed, Ger. gut, Ice. góðr, Goth. gods.


In literature:

TAILORS, St. Goodman, who was a tailor.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
My goodman is away at Hawick market, or he would ha'e ridden a bit of the road wi' ye.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
Outside stood the goodman by the barn-door threshing.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The King called out, 'By God, goodman Bishop, you have spoken well!
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
Mrs. Goodman wants you.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
My mother and father was call Goodman, but dey died when I was little and Missy Barker raised me on de plantation down near Houston.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
John Knox, from 1556 to 1559, was resident in Geneva, as minister, jointly with Goodman, of a little church of English refugees.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
There was once a goodman and his wife who had a little field on which they grew flax.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The tract I liked best of his writings was the history of his playhouse in Goodman's Fields.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
The journeyman-tailors proclaimed St. Goodman as their patron, left off work, and went dancing about to the music of a drum.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger

In poetry:

O up then started our goodman,
An angry man was he:
“Will ye kiss my wife before my een,
And scad me wi pudding-bree?”
"Get Up and Bar the Door" by Anonymous British
"Twenty years!" said Goodman Garvin, speaking
sadly, under breath,
And his gray head slowly shaking, as one who
speaks of death.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O, stop your ringing and let me be —
Let be, O Brookland bells!
You'll ring Old Goodman out of the sea,
Before I wed one else!
"Brookland Road" by Rudyard Kipling
Oh, kindly spoke the goodman's wife,
"Come in, old man!" quoth she,
"We will not leave thee to the storm,
Whoever thou mayst be."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
“My hand is in my hussyfskap,
Goodman, as ye may see;
An it shoud nae be barrd this hundred year,
It ’s no be barrd for me.”
"Get Up and Bar the Door" by Anonymous British
"What seek ye?" quoth the goodman;
"The stranger is my guest;
He is worn with toil and grievous wrong,—
Pray let the old man rest."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Sheriff says Goodman used mirror, scissors to take apart ankle monitor.
John Goodman back in jail, accused of tampering with ankle.
Goodman back in jail after trying to remove ankle monitor, sheriff says.
It's been two days since Maksim Chmerkovskiy sent shock waves through the Dancing With the Stars set after exploding at head judge Len Goodman over a "disrespectful" critique, and the show's pros are taking sides.
"Camino Real" at the Goodman Theatre.
Katy Goodman plays bass and sings as part of the punk trio Vivian Girls and has stepped out on her own with a side project called La Sera.
Notre Dame's John Goodman (81), shown making a key catch last season against Purdue, caught a touchdown pass Saturday night at Michigam State.
Hexter is director of the Levin College Forum program, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University.
Suspect Lois Goodman is a tennis umpire who had worked the US Open.
A judge reduced Lois Ann Goodman's bail from $1 million to $500,000.
Goodman was arrested in New York while preparing for the US Open tournament last week.
Katy Batdorff The Grand Rapids Press Bruce Goodman at the Ada Dam.
Location Stuyvesant Square Price $3000 in 1974 ($500 maintenance) Square feet 650 Occupants Pauline Goodman (activist), Bernard Goodman (painter.
Bernard and Pauline Goodman in their Stuyvesant Square walk-up .
GOODMAN — Hailey Anne Henry and Micah Randall Dew were united in marriage at six o'clock in the evening, April 16, 2011 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum chapel in Jackson.

In science:

However, in the last decade a few studies (e.g., Terquem et al. 1998; Goodman & Dickson 1998; Witte & Savonije 2002; Savonije & Witte 2002) have shown that this mechanism can be effective in radiative cores of latetype stars as well.
Observational Evidence for Tidal Interaction in Close Binary Systems
The teads/hails terminology resonates with Goodman’s [1, Ch. 3] use of grue/bleen to question the basis of pro jections to the future.
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
Such reversals will plague any statistical test for randomness that we have encountered (see [3, Ch. 2] for a recent survey). 3 In this sense, the present phenomenon is perhaps more similar to Miller’s [4, Ch. 11] language-dependencies than Goodman’s.
Remarks on "Random Sequences"
Goodman, A sliding clamp monkey wrench, Nat.
Template-directed biopolymerization: tape-copying Turing machines
Goodman, Statistical inference about Markov chains, Ann.
Exact test for Markov order