Definitions for goalgoʊl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

goalgoʊl(n.)

  1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.

  2. the terminal point in a race.

    Category: Sport

  3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated.

    Category: Sport

  4. an area or point toward or into which players of various games attempt to propel a ball or puck to score points.

    Category: Sport

  5. the act of propelling a ball or puck toward or into such an area or object.

    Category: Sport

  6. the score made by achieving this.

    Category: Sport

Origin of goal:

1275–1325; ME gol boundary, limit; cf. OE gǣlan to hinder, impede

Princeton's WordNet

  1. goal, end(noun)

    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"

  2. finish, destination, goal(noun)

    the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

    "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

  3. goal(noun)

    game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

  4. goal(noun)

    a successful attempt at scoring

    "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. goal(noun)ʊl

    sth you are trying to achieve; = aim

    Our goal is to raise $200,000.; It took six years to achieve this goal.

  2. goalʊl

    to decide on a goal

    You have to set goals for yourself.

  3. goalʊl

    in hockey and soccer, the frame into which you kick or hit the ball or puck

    a slap shot directly into the goal

  4. goalʊl

    the act of hitting or kicking into a goal to score a point

    a beautiful goal

Wiktionary

  1. goal(Noun)

    A result that one is attempting to achieve.

  2. goal(Noun)

    In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.

  3. goal(Noun)

    The act of placing the object into the goal.

  4. goal(Noun)

    A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.

  5. goal(Noun)

    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.

  6. Origin: From gol, from *. Related to gælan, hyġehygegælsa. Cognate with ngel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goal(noun)

    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

  2. Goal(noun)

    the final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain

  3. Goal(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Goal

    In ice hockey, a goal is scored when the puck completely crosses the goal line between the two goal posts and below the goal crossbar. A goal awards one point to the team attacking the goal scored upon, regardless of which team the player who actually deflected the puck into the goal belongs to. Typically, a player on the team attempting to score shoots the puck with his/her stick towards the goal net opening, and a player on the opposing team called a goaltender tries to block the shot to prevent a goal from being scored against his/her team. The term goal may also refer to the structure in which goals are scored. The ice hockey goal is rectangular in shape; the front frame of the goal is made of steel tube painted red and consists of two vertical goalposts and a horizontal crossbar. A net is attached to the back of the frame to catch pucks that enter the goal and also to prevent pucks from entering it from behind. The entire goal is considered an inbounds area of the playing surface, and it is legal to play the puck behind the goal. Under NHL rules, the opening of the goal is 72 inches wide by 48 inches tall, and the footprint of the goal is 44 inches deep.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1805

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1553

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'goal' in Nouns Frequency: #411


Translations for goal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

goal(noun)

in football, rugby, hockey etc the act of kicking, hitting etc a ball between the goalposts; the point gained by doing this

He scored six goals.

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