What is goal?

  • (noun): The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey).
    Synonyms: finish, destination
    See also — Additional definitions below

Goal

A goal is a desired result an animal or a system envisions, plans and commits to achieve—a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Many people endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.

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Some articles on goal:

Yeom Ki-Hun - International Goals
... Results list South Korea's goal tally first ... Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition June 29, 2007 Seogwipo Iraq 1 goal 3-0 Friendly match February 20, 2008 Chongqing North Korea 1 goal 1-1 2008 East Asian Cup February 23, 2008 ...
Daruma Doll - Physical Features and Symbolism - Eyes
... round blank white eyes" as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks and motivate them to work to the finish ... The recipient of the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it ... In this way, every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the goal ...
Icing (ice Hockey)
... at least two red lines, the opposing team's goal line being the last, and the puck remains untouched ... It is, however, not icing if the puck is shot from behind the halfway line into the goal, or when the shot must be played by the opposing team's goaltender to keep ... In the former case with a shot puck crossing the goal line completely, the goal is counted ...
West Coast Eagles - Individual Awards - Goal of The Year Winners
... The Goal of the Year is awarded to the player judged to have kicked the best goal during a particular season Ben Cousins – 1999 Mark Merenda – 2001 Daniel Kerr – 2003 Chris Judd – 2005 ...
Theory Of Constraints - History - Key Assumption
... Before the goal itself can be reached, necessary conditions must first be met ... For most businesses, the goal itself is to make money ... making money is a necessary condition for pursuing the goal ...

More definitions of "goal":

  • (noun): A successful attempt at scoring.
    Example: "The winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
  • (noun): The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.
    Synonyms: end
  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points.

Famous quotes containing the word goal:

    To enumerate the different trades by which the women in New York are endeavoring—not to live—that for many of them is as utterly unattainable a goal as the end of the rainbow—but simply to postpone as long as possible their appearance at the morgue or the cemetery—to attempt to do this would be useless.
    Katharine Pearson Woods (1853–1923)

    Syntax is the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages. Syntactic investigation of a given language has as its goal the construction of a grammar that can be viewed as a device of some sort for producing the sentences of the language under analysis.
    Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)

    The goal is to know how not-to-know.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)