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Webster 1913 Edition


Goal

Goal

,
Noun.
[F.
gaule
pole, Prov. F.
waule
, of German origin; cf. Fries.
walu
staff, stick, rod, Goth.
walus
, Icel.
völr
a round stick; prob. akin to E.
wale
.]
1.
The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the constestants run, or from which they start to return to it again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the
goal

With rapid wheels.
Milton.
2.
The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
Each individual seeks a several
goal
.
Pope.
Goal keeper
,
(Sport)
the player charged with the defense of the goal, such as in soccer or ice hockey.

Webster 1828 Edition


Goal

GOAL

, n.
1.
The point set to bound a race, and to which they run; the mark.
Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal
With rapid wheels.
2.
Any starting post.
3.
The end or final purpose; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or accomplish.
Each individual seeks a several goal.

Definition 2021


Goal

Goal

See also: goal

Manx

Noun

Goal m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. Gaul

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Goal Ghoal Ngoal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Proper noun

Goal f

  1. Britain

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
Goal Ghoal Ngoal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

goal

goal

See also: Goal

English

Noun

goal (plural goals)

  1. A result that one is attempting to achieve.
    My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie.
    She failed in her goal to become captain of the team.
    • 2013 November 2, A shrinking slice”, in The Economist, volume 409, number 8860:
      The goal should be to strengthen workers without hamstringing firms. Growth, rather than employment protection, is the priority. More work means a stronger labour market, which would bid up employees’ slice, as it did in America in the 1990s when unemployment was at record lows.
  2. In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
  3. The act of placing the object into the goal.
  4. A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
    • 2011 April 15, Saj Chowdhury, Norwich 2-1 Nott'm Forest”, in BBC Sport:
      The former Forest man, who passed a late fitness test, appeared to use Guy Moussi for leverage before nodding in David Fox's free-kick at the far post - his 22nd goal of the season.
  5. A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer.

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Translations

Verb

goal (third-person singular simple present goals, present participle goaling, simple past and past participle goaled)

  1. (Gaelic football, Australian rules) To score a goal

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology

English, see above

Noun

goal m (plural goals, diminutive goaltje n)

  1. goal, target in sports, especially soccer
  2. a hit in it, a point scored

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • goalpaal

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English goal.

Pronunciation

Noun

goal m (plural goals)

  1. goalkeeper especially in soccer and polo
  2. (rare) target in those sports

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Italian

Etymology

English

Noun

goal m (inv)

  1. Alternative spelling of gol

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Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish Gall (Gaul, Scandinavian, Anglo-Norman, foreigner).

Noun

goal m (genitive singular goal, plural goallyn or goaldee)

  1. Gaul
  2. lowlander
  3. foreigner

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
goal ghoal ngoal
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Related terms