noun Etymology: Middle English gol boundary, limit Date: 1531 1. a. the terminal point of a race b. an area to be reached safely in children's games 2. the end toward which effort is directed ; aim 3. a. an area or object toward which players in various games attempt to advance a ball or puck and usually through or into which it must go to score points b. the act or action of causing a ball or puck to go through or into such a goal c. the score resulting from such an act Synonyms: see intentiongoal intransitive verbgoalless adjective

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  • goal — goal …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • goal — [ gol ] n. m. • 1882; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Vieilli But (football, rugby, polo, etc.). 2 ♦ (1894; de l angl. goal keeper) Gardien de but. ⇒ gardien. Des bons goals. ⊗ HOM. Gaule …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Goal — es la palabra inglesa para designar gol, y también arco, meta o portería. Además puede referirse a: Goal!, conocida también como Goal!: The Dream Begins o ¡Goool! una película dirigida por Danny Cannon. Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., segunda parte …   Wikipedia Español

  • goal — [ goul ] noun count *** 1. ) something that you hope to achieve: Our goal is to provide a good standard of medical care. goal of: the company s goal of employing as many women as men within five years set/establish a goal: You should set goals… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goal — W1S2 [gəul US goul] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: gol limit, boundary (1300 1400)] 1.) something that you hope to achieve in the future = ↑aim ▪ His ultimate goal was to set up his own business. achieve/reach a goal ▪ They achieved their goal of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Goal — bezeichnet: im Schweizerischen und in Österreich ein Tor (Fußball) einen Film aus der Filmindustrie Bollywood Goal eine Fußballfilm Trilogie, siehe: Goal – Lebe deinen Traum Goal II – Der Traum ist real! Goal III – Das Finale Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Goal! — Goal !  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Goal.  Goal ![1] est un film anglo américain de Danny Cannon sorti en 2005. Il s agit du premier volet d une trilogie racontant l ascension d un jeune joueur. Fiche technique Titre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goal — 〈[ goʊl] n. 15; Sp.〉 Tor, Treffer [engl., „Ziel, Grenzmal“] * * * Goal [go:l ], das; s, s [engl. goal = Tor, eigtl. = Ziel, Endpunkt, H. u.] (österr., schweiz., sonst veraltet): Tor, Treffer (z. B. beim Fußballspiel). * * * Goal   [goːl; englisch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • goal — goal, goals The end results towards which an individual or collective action is directed. The term is commonplace in sociology, although its logical and explanatory status varies greatly, according to context and authorship. Numerous typologies… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Goal!! — Goal (série télévisée) Goal Genre Sitcom Production Laurence Bachman Pays d’origine  France Chaîne d’origine Antenne 2 Nombre de saisons 1 Nombre d’épisod …   Wikipédia en Français

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