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goal meaning

EN[ɡəʊl] [ɡɔʊl] [ɡoʊl] [-əʊl]
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  • A goal is a desired result that a person or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve: a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development.
  • It is roughly similar to purpose or aim, the anticipated result which guides reaction, or an end, which is an object, either a physical object or an abstract object, that has intrinsic value.
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    Definition of goal in English Dictionary

  • NounPLgoals
    1. A result that one is attempting to achieve.
      1. My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie. ‎
      2. She failed in her goal to become captain of the team. ‎
    2. In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
      1. The act of placing the object into the goal.
        1. A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
          1. The former Forest man, who passed a late fitness test, appeared to use Guy Moussi for leverage before nodding in David Fox's free-kick at the far post - his 22nd goal of the season.
        2. 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.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Don't even think about the odds that Bobby Schmautz of Vancouver Canucks would score the winning goal or that Greg Polis of Pittsburgh Penguins would win the car.
            • When the second goal came, it was a belter - Fabregas launching an inch-perfect ball over the top for Van Persie to volley in without breaking stride.
            • Few goals had been expected with the three league meetings between the sides this season having produced one goal - and that a controversial penalty scored by Dons striker Scott Vernon.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The hosts flew out of the traps and with Scott Parker and Mark Noble working beautifully together in tandem in the centre of their midfield they began to exert serious pressure on Foster's goal.
            • After he graduated from university he lost sight of his career goals.
            • The United States dominated, and then in extra time outworked the outmanned Mexicans, with Jozy Altidore and Donovan setting up Bradley’s second goal.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. fr goal
          2. en goaler
          3. en goals
          4. fr goals
          5. en goalie
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Grammatically, this word "goal" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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