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Goal meaning

goal - 4 dictionary results

  1. 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.
  2. 2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends, or which a person aims to reach or attain.
  3. 3. A base, station, or bound used in various games; in football, a line between two posts across which the ball must pass in order to score; also, the act of kicking the ball over the line between the goal posts.
  4. 4. Post marking the turning point or end of a race; end; aim.

goal - examples of usage

  1. There for her too, for them both, was the goal for which they were striving, and the end for the ardors of their spirits was the same: but where it was, or what it was, or why she felt convinced that they were united in search of it, as they drove swiftly down the streets of London side by side, she could not have said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Now Katharine stopped, and Mary woke to the fact that instead of having a goal she had evidently none. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. When he could no longer pretend that the sound of the wind in the old building was the sound of some one rising from his chair, he ran downstairs again, as if his goal had been altered and only just revealed to him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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