Goal

Goal

(?), n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel. vlr a round stick; prob. akin to E. wale.]
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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.
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Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal
With rapid wheels.
Milton.
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2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
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Each individual seeks a several goal.
Pope.
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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.
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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.
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Goal keeper, (Sport) the player charged with the defense of the goal, such as in soccer or ice hockey.
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