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GOAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does goal mean? 

GOAL (noun)
  The noun GOAL has 4 senses:

1. the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
2. a successful attempt at scoring
3. game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
4. the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

  Familiarity information: GOAL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOAL (noun)


Sense 1goal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

goal; end

Context example:

the ends justify the means

Hypernyms ("goal" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "goal"):

intention ((usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal)

aim; design; intent; intention; purpose (an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions)

no-goal (a nonexistent goal)

destination; terminus (the ultimate goal for which something is done)

end-all (the ultimate goal)

bourn; bourne (an archaic term for a goal or destination)

aim; object; objective; target (the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable))

Holonyms ("goal" is a part of...):

plan of action (a plan for actively doing something)


Sense 2goal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A successful attempt at scoring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("goal" is a kind of...):

score (the act of scoring in a game or sport)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "goal"):

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


Sense 3goal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("goal" is a kind of...):

game equipment (equipment or apparatus used in playing a game)

Meronyms (parts of "goal"):

bar (an obstruction (usually metal) placed at the top of a goal)

goalpost (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)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "goal"):

basket; basketball hoop; hoop (horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball)

net (a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey))


Sense 4goal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

destination; finish; goal

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("goal" is a kind of...):

end (either extremity of something that has length)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "goal"):

finish line; finishing line (a line indicating the location of the finish of a race)


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