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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
            • In decentralized supervisory control, several local control agents (supervisors) cooperate to achieve a common goal expressed by a safety specification and/or nonblockingness.
            • In both instances this goal toward which the gift is directed dissociates the engifted from the gift, whereas his opponents would identify the two.
            • 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
            • After he graduated from university he lost sight of his career goals.
            • 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.
            • Huth headed wide inside two minutes, Andy Wilkinson blasted over from Shotton's cut-back and Jones was squeezed out when bearing down on 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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