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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
            • 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.
            • The goal of downstaging is to decrease the size and number of tumors in patients who do not meet the criteria for transplantation on initial evaluation.
            • Drogba's main contribution prior to his goal was to go through his full range of theatrics but this was an example of exactly why Di Matteo made him his choice.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • 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.
            • This is incredible stuff from Paraguay now. They have their tails up and are imposing wave after wave of attacks on the Argentina goal.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
          Related Links:
          1. fr goal
          2. en goaler
          3. fr goals
          4. en 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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