goal

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 increasing sales by five percent.
set (yourself/sb) a goal
(=decide what you or someone else should try to achieve)
long-term goal/short-term goal
(=that you hope to achieve after a long or short time)
2.) the area between two posts where the ball must go in order to score in games such as football or ↑hockey
be in goal/keep goal
BrE (=be the goalkeeper)
3.) the action of making the ball go into a goal, or the score gained by doing this
I scored the first goal .

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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