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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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
goad stick
goaded
goading
goadlike
goads
goadsman
goadsmen
goadster
goadsters
goaf
goafs
goal (current term)
goal-directed
goal-kick
goal-line
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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