Meaning of goal

goal

Pronunciation: (gōl), [key]
— n.
  1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
  2. the terminal point in a race.
  3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated.
  4. an area, basket, cage, or other object or structure toward or into which players of various games attempt to throw, carry, kick, hit, or drive a ball, puck, etc., to score a point or points.
  5. the act of throwing, carrying, kicking, driving, etc., a ball or puck into such an area or object.
  6. the score made by this act.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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