Definition of Goal

1. Noun. 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"

Exact synonyms: End
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Group relationships: Plan Of Action
Specialized synonyms: Aim, Object, Objective, Target, Bourn, Bourne, End-all, Destination, Terminus, No-goal, Aim, Design, Intent, Intention, Purpose, Intention

2. Noun. The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey). "He was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"
Exact synonyms: Destination, Finish
Generic synonyms: End, Terminal
Specialized synonyms: Finish Line, Finishing Line
Derivative terms: Destine

3. Noun. Game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points.
Terms within: Bar, Goalpost
Specialized synonyms: Basket, Basketball Hoop, Hoop, Net
Generic synonyms: Game Equipment

4. Noun. A successful attempt at scoring. "The winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
Generic synonyms: Score
Specialized synonyms: Own Goal

Definition of Goal

1. 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.

Definition of Goal

1. Noun. A result that one is attempting to achieve. ¹

2. Noun. In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object. ¹

3. Noun. The act of placing the object into the goal. ¹

4. Noun. A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal. ¹

5. Noun. A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer. ¹

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Definition of Goal

1. to score a goal (a point-scoring play in some games) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Goal

1. In psychology, any object or objective that an organism seeks to attain or achieve. Origin: M.E. Gol (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goal

goa bean
goa bean vine
goa powder
goad stick
goal (current term)
goal area
goal areas
goal attack
goal cage
goal celebration
goal defence
goal difference
goal differences
goal judge
goal keeper
goal kick

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