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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
            • Beckham's second-half goal blanked out Filippi's first-half header to put the score at 1-1.
            • 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.
            • If you suffer from goalodicy then you will find yourself so obsessed by the future goal that you ignore the practical realities of your situation.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Marouane Chamakh then spurned a great chance to kill the game off when he ran onto Andrey Arshavin's lofted through ball but shanked his shot horribly across the face of goal.
            • We will take no options off the table to achieve that goal.
            • The visitors arrived at the Reebok Stadium boasting an impressive record of winning their last eight Premier League games there without conceding a 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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