Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun goal

4 senses of goal

Sense 1
goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 2
finish, destination, goal -- (the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view")
       => end, terminal -- (either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix")

Sense 3
goal -- (game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points)
       => game equipment -- (equipment or apparatus used in playing a game)

Sense 4
goal -- (a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play")
       => score -- (the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play")

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