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goal - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'goal' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Goal [ n.]
- 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.
- The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
- 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.

Meaning of 'goal' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . goal [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
Example in sentence:
  • a crowd assembled at the finish;
  • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view
Meaning (2):
- the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
Example in sentence:
  • the ends justify the means
Meaning (3):
- a successful attempt at scoring
Example in sentence:
  • the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play