goal

[ gohl ]
/ goʊl /
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noun

the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
the terminal point in a race.
a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated.
an area, basket, cage, or other object or structure toward or into which players of various games attempt to throw, carry, kick, hit, or drive a ball, puck, etc., to score a point or points.
the act of throwing, carrying, kicking, driving, etc., a ball or puck into such an area or object.
the score made by this act.

Origin of goal

1275–1325; Middle English gol boundary, limit; compare Old English gǣlan to hinder, impede
Related formsgoal·less, adjectivesub·goal, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for goalless

goal

/ (ɡəʊl) /

noun

the aim or object towards which an endeavour is directed
the terminal point of a journey or race
(in various sports) the net, basket, etc into or over which players try to propel the ball, puck, etc, to score
sport
  1. a successful attempt at scoring
  2. the score so made
(in soccer, hockey, etc) the position of goalkeeper
Derived Formsgoalless, adjective

Word Origin for goal

C16: perhaps related to Middle English gol boundary, Old English gǣlan to hinder, impede
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