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Noun: goal  gówl
  1. The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behaviour intended to achieve it
    "the goals justify the means";
    - end
  2. The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    "a crowd assembled at the goal";
    - finish, destination
  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. A successful attempt at scoring
    "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

Derived forms: goals

Type of: cognitive content, content, end, game equipment, mental object, score, terminal

Part of: plan of action

Encyclopedia: Goal