1. [ noun ] the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
Synonyms: end

"the ends justify the means"

Related terms: content purpose aim intention destination no-goal end-all bourn plan_of_action
2. [ noun ] (sport) a successful attempt at scoring

"the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

Related terms: score own_goal
3. [ noun ] (games) game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
Related terms: game_equipment basket net bar bar goalpost
4. [ noun ] the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
Synonyms: finish destination

"a crowd assembled at the finish" "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view"

Related terms: end point finishing_line destine
Similar spelling:   goalie