Definitions of goal

  1. the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the ball over the line between the goal posts. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The end-result or objective, which may be specified or required in advance. Medical Dictionary DB
  9. The winning post at a race or at football; the end aimed at; the final purpose; the desire or ambition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A mark set up to bound a race: the winning-post; also the starting-post: the two upright posts between which the ball is kicked in the game of football: the act of driving the ball through between the posts: an end or aim. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Post marking the turning point or end of a race; end; aim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A point aimed at; limit; winning point of a game. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The point set to bound a race; the mark; the end or aim; also the starting-post. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The winning-post at football or on a racecourse; final purpose or aim. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. A time-bound expectation expressed in one or more objectives that is measurable and has a definitive end-result. thelawdictionary.org
  16. g[=o]l, n. a mark set up to bound a race: the winning-post--also the starting-post: the end aimed at: the two upright posts between which the ball is kicked in the game of football: the act of sending the ball between or over the goal-posts: an end or aim. [Fr. gaule, a pole; prob. of Teut. origin, as Old Fris. walu, a staff, Goth. walus; but acc. to Littré from L. vallus, a stake.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Point marking end of race; object of effort or ambition; destination; posts between which ball is to be driven in football &c., points so won (DROP, make, PLACE, score, a g.); (Rom. Ant.) pillar at turning-point in chariot race; g.-keeper, player stationed to protect g.; g.-line, line between each pair of g.-posts produced as end-boundary of field of play (cf. TOUCH-line). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. n. [French, Gothic, Welsh] The point set to bound a race; the mark; the starting post;—the end or final purpose. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. The landmark set up to bound a race; the starting post; the final purpose, the end to which a design tends. Complete Dictionary
  20. An incorrect spelling for Jail, which see. Complete Dictionary

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