An example of goal is making a decision that you want to get out of debt.
An example of goal is when you get the puck into the opposing team's net in hockey.
- The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score.
- The act of so scoring.
- The score made.
My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie.
She failed in her goal to become captain of the team.
Origin of goal
- Middle English gol boundary possibly from Old English gāl barrier
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English gol (“boundary, limit”), from Old English *gāl (“obstacle, barrier, marker”). Related to Old English gǣlan (“to hinder, delay, impede, keep in suspense, linger, hesitate, dupe”), Old English hyġegǣlsa (“hesitating, slow, sluggish”). Cognate with Albanian ngel (“to remain, linger, hesitate, get stuck”).