Origin of goal
Examples from the Web for goal
So however detailed the statistics of the battlefield are, they cannot achieve the goal.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So, as far as Mexican officials like Peña Nieto are concerned, the goal is to keep their countrymen here — and keep them happy.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The goal is to create a literary anatomy of the last century—or, to be precise, from 1900 to 2014.
His goal: to make the perfect (and absolutely comfortable) high-heel, with the help from Nike CEO Mark Parker.
His goal of coming across as humble subtracts from his ability to share just exactly how he became so great at such a young age.
But long before the youth who chooses such a goal has reached it, he will have dwarfed his manhood, and shriveled his soul.The Victorious Attitude|Orison Swett Marden
Observe, how dexterously by this measure we shall both reach the goal of our desires.Love and Intrigue|Friedrich Schiller
He paddled along steadily, making slow but sure progress toward the goal on which his eyes were continually fixed.The Iron Boys on the Ore Boats|James R. Mears
His object was to remove every trace of himself as he passed onward to the goal ahead of him—to obliterate his tracks entirely.In the Day of Adversity|John Bloundelle-Burton
He would be as certain to reach his goal as she would be to pray the holy saints for a peaceful death.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for goal
- a successful attempt at scoring
- the score so made
Word Origin for goal
Word Origin and History for goal
1530s, "end point of a race," of uncertain origin. The noun gol appears once before this, in a poem from early 14c. and with an apparent sense of "boundary, limit." Perhaps from Old English *gal "obstacle, barrier," a word implied by gælan "to hinder." Or from Old French gaule "a pole," from Germanic; or a figurative use of Middle English gale "a way, course." Sports sense of "place where the ball is put to score" is attested from 1540s. Figurative sense of "object of an effort" is from 1540s.