Goal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡoʊl|  American pronunciation of the word goal
Brit.  |ɡəʊl|  British pronunciation of the word goal

noun

- the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it (syn: end)
- the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey) (syn: destination, finish)
- game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
- a successful attempt at scoring

the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play

Examples

He set a goal for himself of exercising at least three times a week.

Her primary goal is to get a college degree.

We all share a common goal.

She pursued her goal of starting her own business.

The company has instituted several new policies with the goal of reducing waste.

Last month he had 10 goals and six assists.

She scored the winning goal in the game's final minute.

His ultimate goal was to set up his own business.

They achieved their goal of increasing sales by five percent.

I scored the first goal.

the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play

Was granted another try at the field goal

The goal is to provide health care to as many people as possible.

The forward headed the ball into the goal.

Their goal is out of reach.

Word forms

noun
singular: goal
plural: goals
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