Definitions of goal

  1. the place designated as the end ( as of a race or journey); " a crowd assembled at the finish"; " he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view"
  2. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that ( when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; " the ends justify the means"
  3. a successful attempt at scoring; " the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
  4. game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
  5. 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.
  6. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
  7. A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the ball over the line between the goal posts.
  8. The end- result or objective, which may be specified or required in advance.
  9. The winning post at a race or at football; the end aimed at; the final purpose; the desire or ambition.
  10. A mark set up to bound a race: the winning- post; also the starting- post: the two upright posts between which the ball is kicked in the game of football: the act of driving the ball through between the posts: an end or aim.
  11. Post marking the turning point or end of a race; end; aim.
  12. A point aimed at; limit; winning point of a game.
  13. The point set to bound a race; the mark; the end or aim; also the starting- post.
  14. The winning- post at football or on a racecourse; final purpose or aim.

Usage examples for goal

  1. Now she had reached her goal – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. We are almost at the goal now." – The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine by Katherine Stokes
  3. He had the air of one who sees his goal ahead and cannot reach it soon enough. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  4. Victory in this war is the first and greatest goal before us. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. The players are divided into sides who try to defend their goal lines and to send back the ball to the other side. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  6. Searching means: having a goal – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  7. Those who seek to continue his work must have the same goal before their eyes as he had. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  8. That was the goal for which he had striven, and he seemed to realize that the race was won. – Jack of the Pony Express by Frank V. Webster
  9. If you point out the straight path, and show the goal well in view, at the end of it, he may be persuaded not to take the crooked path. – Study of Child Life by Marion Foster Washburne
  10. The Martians left them here, and Nuwell and Maya went on alone toward their goal – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  11. There, she imagined, was her ultimate goal – The Nether World by George Gissing
  12. And now he is close to the School goal the ball not three yards before him. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  13. He would make her happiness his aim and his goal his watch- word and his prize. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  14. We have still, therefore, a short delay, which, if wisely used, may conduct you to the desired goal – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  15. I myself am by no means certain of my goal – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  16. How far the goal – Sonnets and Songs by Helen Hay Whitney
  17. The ball must be made to take a straight line, to " make a straight path" through a goal then the game is won. – Indian Games and Dances with Native Songs by Alice C. Fletcher
  18. He was getting very near the goal – Emily Brontë by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
  19. A short time after war broke out with Germany he was made Minister of War, and held that post until the dark season when he set out on a mission to Russia, which never reached its goal – Lord Kitchener by G. K. Chesterton
  20. Now let us go on, they felt, and press towards our goal i. – Native Races and the War by Josephine Elizabeth Butler