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goal

noun

1 goal

The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it.

synonym: end.

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... show more

Roget 731: success, successfulness; speed; advance etc. (progress) 282.    trump card; hit, stroke, score; lucky hit, fortunate hit, ... show more

Dutch: eindbestemming



2 goal

The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey).

synonyms: destination, finish.

Roget 67: end, close, termination; desinence, conclusion, finis, finale, period, term, terminus, endpoint, last, omega; extreme, ... show more

Roget 292: arrival, advent; landing; debarkation, disembarkation; reception, welcome, vin d'honneur [Fr.].    home, goal, goalpost; landing place, landing stage; bunder; ... show more

Roget 620: intent, intention, intentionality; purpose; quo animo [Lat.]; project etc. 626; undertaking etc. 676; predetermination etc. 611; ... show more

Dutch: bestemming, reisbestemming, reisdoel
Polish: cel

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.

Dutch: bedoeling, doel, goal, hok, kooi, objectief, oogmerk
Polish: bramka, buda

4 goal

A successful attempt at scoring.

Dutch: doelpunt
Polish: bramka, gol


Moby thesaurus: Z, aim, ambition, anchorage, apodosis, aspiration, basis, bourn, butt, by-end, by-purpose, calling, catastrophe, cause, ceasing, cessation, coda, conclusion, consideration, consummation ... show more.

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