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Definition of "goal" []

  • The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective. See Synonyms at intention. (noun)
  • Sports The finish line of a race. (noun)
  • Sports A specified structure or zone into or over which players endeavor to advance a ball or puck. (noun)
  • Sports The score awarded for such an act. (noun)
  • Linguistics A noun or noun phrase referring to the place to which something moves. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "goal" in a sentence
  • "Their only goal, *only goal* is to make money off this movie."
  • "If one wants to do that (i.e., organize politically) as a secondary goal, that's fine, as long as they don't lose sight of the * primary goal* of spreading the Gospel message of salvation."
  • "Booker Rising is now 75% towards its goal - won't you help get Booker Rising to fulfill its goal%?"