Definition of Goal:

  1. (in football, soccer, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and often with a net attached behind it, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score.

  2. The object of a persons ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.

  3. An observable and measurable end result having one or more objectives to be achieved within a more or less fixed timeframe.

    For further explanation, see Goals vs. Objectives - Using Both to Get Where You Want to Go at howtodiscuss.com.

Synonyms of Goal

Aim, Objective, Object, Grail, Holy grail, End, Target, Design, Desire, Desired result, Intention, Intent, Plan, Purpose, Idea, Point, Object of the exercise, Z, Aim, Ambition, Anchorage, Apodosis, Aspiration, Basis, Bourn, Butt, By-end, By-purpose, Calling, Catastrophe, Cause, Ceasing, Cessation, Coda, Conclusion, Consideration, Consummation, Crack of doom, Culmination, Curtain, Curtains, Death, Decease, Denouement, Destination, Destiny, Doom, Duty, Effect, End, End in view, End point, Ending, Envoi, Epilogue, Eschatology, Expiration, Fate, Final cause, Final solution, Final twitch, Final words, Finale, Finality, Finis, Finish, Function, Game, Grand slam, Ground, Guiding light, Guiding star, Harbor, Haven, Hit, Hole, Hole in one, Home run, Homer, Ideal, Inspiration, Intention, Izzard, Last, Last breath, Last gasp, Last stop, Last things, Last trumpet, Last words, Latter end, Lodestar, Mainspring, Mark, Matter, Motive, Object, Object in mind, Objective, Omega, Payoff, Period, Peroration, Port, Prey, Principle, Purpose, Pursuit, Quarry, Quietus, Quintain, Reason, Reason for being, Resolution, Resting place, Sake, Score, Slam, Source, Spring, Stop, Stoppage, Stopping place, Strike, Swan song, Target, Teleology, Term, Terminal, Terminal point, Termination, Terminus, Touchdown, Ulterior motive, Ultimate aim, Use, Vocation, Windup

How to use Goal in a sentence?

  1. The team has already met its sales volume objective and now just needs to convert 15 new customers to meet the companys overall goal .
  2. Flush with excitement over the new year, Jennifer set a goal of losing 50 pounds over the course of the coming year and put a chart on her wall to track her progress.
  3. Mr Foxley said there were still some problems with organising the event including installing a set of rugby or American Football posts instead of the football goals.
  4. Going to law school has become the most important goal in his life.
  5. I have always used the employee evaluation to determine both a short and long term goal for them to work on.

Meaning of Goal & Goal Definition