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Definition 1: a successful attempt at scoring - [noun denoting act]

Samples where goal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(goal is a kind of ...) the act of scoring in a game or sport

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

(... is a kind of goal ) (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending

"the own goal cost them the game"

Definition 2: game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points - [noun denoting artifact]

(goal is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of goal ) horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball

(... is a kind of goal ) a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)

(goal is a part of ...) an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal

"it was an excellent kick but the ball hit the bar"

(goal is a part of ...) one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

Definition 3: the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where goal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ends justify the means

Synonyms for goal in the sense of this definition

(goal is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of goal ) the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)

"the sole object of her trip was to see her children"

(... is a kind of goal ) an archaic term for a goal or destination

(... is a kind of goal ) the ultimate goal

"human beings are not the end-all of evolution"

(... is a kind of goal ) the ultimate goal for which something is done

(... is a kind of goal ) a nonexistent goal

"he lived without a reason progressing toward no-goal"

(... is a kind of goal ) an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions

"his intent was to provide a new translation" "good intentions are not enough" "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs" "he made no secret of his designs"

(... is a kind of goal ) (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal

"his intentions are entirely honorable"

(... is part of goal) a plan for actively doing something

Definition 4: the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where goal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for goal in the sense of this definition

(goal is a kind of ...) either extremity of something that has length

"the end of the pier" "she knotted the end of the thread" "they rode to the end of the line" "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"

(... is a kind of goal ) a line indicating the location of the finish of a race

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