Origin of goal
Examples from the Web for goals
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|DAILY BEAST
As the year draws to a close, these goals remain unfulfilled and the news from CAR continues to be harrowing.
The legal jungle must be bulldozed, and replaced by radically simpler framework of goals and principles.
Really talk to them about what their values are, what their goals are, and how they wish to achieve those goals.
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
Though divided and distributed towards two goals, the current remains strong enough to produce acts of great intensity.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont
That match, however, ended in favour of Scotland by three goals to none.Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches|David Drummond Bone
We must not only deter aggression; we must also frustrate the effort of Communists to gain their goals by subversion.
You may find it hard, perhaps impossible, at this time to identify your goals.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for goals
- a successful attempt at scoring
- the score so made
Word Origin for goal
Word Origin and History for goals
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.