goal goal  /ˈɡoʊl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
  2. (n) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
  3. (n) 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. (n) a successful attempt at scoring

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He scored five goals in a game six times, four goals 30 times and three goals 90 times.
  2. Failure to meet NCLB's inflexible goals meant schools would be publicly labeled as failures.
  3. The game has changed a lot since the days when a field goal was worth five points and a touchdown only two.

News

  1. Fitch Takes Various Rating Actions on Goal Capital Funding Trust 2006-1 & 2007-1 Notes

    Fitch Ratings affirms the senior student loan notes issued by Goal Capital Funding Trust 2006-1 and upgrades the subordinate notes to 'A+sf' from 'Asf'. The Rating Outlook on the Goal 2006-1 senior notes, which is tied to the sovereign rating of the U.S.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. MLS Goal Timeline (June 19, 2013): Watch all the goals in Wednesday's MLS action

    Goals. They're the point of the game. Join MLSsoccer.com as we follow the MLS Matchday, from the first goal to the last, as they happen in real time.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Goal Zero and AT&T join up for Street Charge in NYC

    Goal Zero 's solar charging products are a favorite here at TUAW, and the company loves New Yorkers -- it provided a number of charging products during the power outages after last fall's Hurricane Sandy. Now Goal Zero, AT&T and Brooklyn-based design studio PENSA are teaming up to offer public solar-powered charging stations in NYC . Street Charge will be going live today at Fort Greene Park ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Quotes

  1. "The disappointment is very big. We had a lot as our goal and we didn't succeed.For the Spanish, it's everything they've been working for these last four years.We worked hard to get here and now we have made the final," Villa said. "It's a...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: David Villa Source: Financial News USA (press release)

  2. "Staying in Atlanta provides the best opportunity to win today and in the future," he said. "My five years with the Hawks have been the best of my career, and I look forward to my teammates and I trying to reach our ultimate goal together,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Joe Johnson Source: The Associated Press

  3. "The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel," Piccard said. "This flight is crucial for the credibility of the project."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: National Post

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