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Meaning of GOAL

Pronunciation:  gowl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
  2. [n]  game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  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"

GOAL is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: destination, end, finish
 See Also: aim, bar, basket, basketball hoop, bourn, bourne, cognitive content, content, design, destination, end, end-all, finish line, finishing line, game equipment, goalpost, hoop, intent, intention, mental object, net, no-goal, object, objective, own goal, plan of action, purpose, score, target, terminus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Goal\, n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German
origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel.
v["o]lr 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.

3. 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.

{Goal keeper}, the player charged with the defense of the

Computing Dictionary

In logic programming, a predicate applied to its arguments which the system attempts to prove by matching it against the clauses of the program. A goal may fail or it may succeed in one or more ways.

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