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Noun
/ˌgo͝odˈwil/,
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Friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude,
  1. Friendly, helpful, or cooperative feelings or attitude
    • - the plan is dependent on goodwill between the two sides
    • - a goodwill gesture
  2. The established reputation of a business regarded as a quantifiable asset, e.g., as represented by the excess of the price paid at a takeover for a company over its fair market value


  1. good will: (accounting) an intangible asset valued according to the advantage or reputation a business has acquired (over and above its tangible assets)
  2. good will: the friendly hope that something will succeed
  3. grace: a disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
  4. Goodwill was originally used to reflect the fact that an ongoing business had some "prudent value" beyond its assets, such as the reputation the firm enjoyed with its clients. Likewise, a buyer may agree to "overpay" because he sees potential synergy with his own business. ...
  5. The Goodwill was a post-hardcore band from Long Island, New York formed in 2001. They released two full length albums- 'That Was A Moment' on Negative Progression Records in 2003 and 'Insult, Injury, Etc...' on Abacus Recordings in 2005.
  6. A favorably disposed attitude toward someone or something; The value of a business entity not directly attributable to its tangible assets and liabilities. ...
  7. An intangible (immaterial) asset representing the value of long-term clientele, solid reputation among partners and customers, and connections.
  8. the difference between the value of a business as a going concern and the sum of the value of its assets if taken separately.
  9. The value that derives from the ability of a business to earn more than a normal rate of return on its physical assets; represented by the total value of a business less plant and equipment and inventory.
  10. An intangible asset which provides a competitive advantage, such as a strong brand and reputation. Following an acquisition, goodwill will appear on the balance sheet of the acquirer in the amount by which the purchase price exceeds the net tangible assets of the Target.
  11. that intangible asset arising as a result of name, reputation, customer loyalty, location, products, and similar factors not separately identified.
  12. The excess value of a firm over its value as an operating business. Intangible assets created when a firm buys another firm and pays a premium above the firm's fair market value.
  13. A friendly attitude in which you wish that good things happen to people
  14. Future economic benefits arising from assets that are not capable of being individually identified and separately recognized IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards
  15. Generally understood to represent the value of a well-respected business – its name, customer relations, employee relations, among others. Considered an intangible asset on the balance sheet.
  16. The price paid for a company in excess of the value of its tangible assets, patents, and trademarks. If you paid $200,000 for a business wherein the building and machines were the only assets and were worth $150,000, the remaining $50,000 would be "goodwill. ...
  17. A company's shareholder's equity value that surpasses hard asset value.
  18. The excess of acquisition cost over net asset value. Usually represents the value given to a well-respected business name, to the quality of its client portfolio and other such intangible factors.
  19. The renown a business acquires on account of past achievements. Goodwill is present in all social relations. Catallactics, of course, deals only with commercial goodwill.
  20. A class of intangible assets such as a company's name and reputation. Goodwill shows up on a company's books when it acquires another company, and naturally has to pay more for it than the listed book value of its assets. ...
  21. if the 'widget' company has physical assets of £1 million but, because it has a great reputation and a lot of customers, the 'gadget' company buys the 'widget' company for £2 million, then the difference of £1 million will be shown on the books as 'goodwill'.
  22. Businesses usually have a base of customers who know them and people who identify them with a particular location. For example, a restaurant that has been in the same spot for 25 years has business goodwill in the form of regular customers and identification with that location. ...
  23. a. Intangible benefits to a business created by long established reputation, expertise, valuable clientele, or desirable location which result in above normal earning power. b. The value or amount for which a business could be sold above the book value of its physical property and receivables.
  24. Those aspects of a company's business that tend to enable it to retain its patronage, including, for example, the company's name, location and reputation.
  25. An intangible reward for businesses once they generate "name recognition" and establish public confidence in their goods or services. When this happens, consumers want to return to that business for repeat purchases. ...