What is goal?

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


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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Icing (ice Hockey)
... It occurs when a player shoots the puck across 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 it out of the net ... In the former case with a shot puck crossing the goal line completely, the goal is counted ...
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 ... businesses, making money is a necessary condition for pursuing the goal ...
Daruma Doll - Physical Features and Symbolism - Eyes
... described the "oversized symmetrical round blank white eyes" as a means to keep track of goals or big tasks and motivate them to work to the finish ... the doll fills in one eye upon setting the goal, then the other upon fulfilling it ... every time they see the one-eyed Daruma, they recall the 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "goal":

  • (noun): A successful attempt at scoring.
    Example: "The winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
  • (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.
  • (noun): The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.
    Synonyms: end

Famous quotes containing the word goal:

    The mind that has no fixed goal loses itself; for, as they say, to be everywhere is to be nowhere.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Oh yet we trust that somehow good
    Will be the final goal of ill,
    To pangs of nature, sins of will,
    Defects of doubt, and taints of blood;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)