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goal

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
            • And Martin Skrtel's late headed goal was rightly ruled out for offside.
            • In decentralized supervisory control, several local control agents (supervisors) cooperate to achieve a common goal expressed by a safety specification and/or nonblockingness.
            • Predictably in the second half it was the Potters, who went searching for goals as Fulham sat back to defend their lead.
          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.
            • The visitors arrived at the Reebok Stadium boasting an impressive record of winning their last eight Premier League games there without conceding a goal.
            • After he graduated from university he lost sight of his career goals.
        • 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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