The definition of a goal is something you aspire to do or wish to do or a goal can refer to scoring a point in certain sporting events.(noun)
See goal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gol, boundary < ? or akin ? to OE gælan, to hinder, impede
See goal in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English gol, boundary
Origin: , possibly from Old English *gāl, barrier.
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