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.
#goals, goals. (used especially as a hashtag in social media in reference to things or people one aspires to or wants to emulate): My #goals have been forever altered by your new #thinspo profile pic.Graduating debt-free is goals.Got my kids to eat their pizza without picking off the spinach and mushrooms. #nutrition #goals #mommy #doingitright
- goal·less, adjective
- sub·goal, noun
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How to use goal in a sentence
At times, Mario Cuomo seemed to have the humility of a Jesuit and the goals of an emperor.
By setting no goals, the player must find their own purpose.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the year draws to a close, these goals remain unfulfilled and the news from CAR continues to be harrowing.
Most travelers return home from trips revitalized and armed with new goals.
The legal jungle must be bulldozed, and replaced by radically simpler framework of goals and principles.
Before long you join all these goals, and jump from architecture to history, from history to literature.Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
They strive toward goals which to them are more worth while—self-improvement, for instance, spiritual growth being a better term.Opportunities in Engineering | Charles M. Horton
The knowledge and the love of God are to them phrases, not practical goals, invitations to paths of spiritual adventure.Our Lady Saint Mary | J. G. H. Barry
St. Moritz lost two goals to nothing in the first half, and Winn felt as if he were biting on air.The Dark Tower | Phyllis Bottome
Sheffield was still alert and dangerous, but he could not shoot goals when the other players failed to feed him the ball.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High | Leslie W. Quirk
British Dictionary definitions for goal
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
a successful attempt at scoring
the score so made
(in soccer, hockey, etc) the position of goalkeeper
- goalless, adjective
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