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English noun: goal

1. goal (cognition) the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it


SamplesThe ends justify the means.


Synonymsend


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)aim, aim, bourn, bourne, design, destination, end-all, intent, intention, intention, no-goal, object, objective, purpose, target, terminus


Part meronymplan of action

2. goal (location) the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)


SamplesA crowd assembled at the finish.
He was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view.


Synonymsdestination, finish


Broader (hypernym)end, terminal


Narrower (hyponym)finish line, finishing line

3. goal (artifact) game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points


Broader (hypernym)game equipment


Narrower (hyponym)basket, basketball hoop, hoop, net


Part holonymbar, goalpost

4. goal (act) a successful attempt at scoring


SamplesThe winning goal came with less than a minute left to play.


Broader (hypernym)score


Narrower (hyponym)own goal









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