Goal 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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal With rapid wheels. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain. [1913 Webster]

Each individual seeks a several goal. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. A base, station, or bound used in various games as the point or object which a team must reach in order to score points; in certain games, the point which the ball or puck must pass in order for points to be scored. In football, it is a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score points; in soccer or ice hockey, it is a net at each end of the soccer field into which the soccer ball or hocjey puck must be propelled; in basketball, it is the basket[7] suspended from the backboard, through which the basketball must pass. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. (Sport) The act or instance of propelling the ball or puck into or through the goal[3], thus scoring points; as, to score a goal. [PJC]

{Goal keeper}, (Sport) the player charged with the defense of the goal, such as in soccer or ice hockey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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