goal

noun
1 (in sports) frame into which a ball is kicked/hit
ADJECTIVE
open

He kicked the ball into an open goal.

VERB + GOAL
go in, play in

The goalkeeper was injured so a defender had to go in goal.

PREPOSITION
in goal

Who's in goal for Arsenal?

2 point scored in a game
ADJECTIVE
brilliant (esp. BrE), excellent, good, great, spectacular (esp. BrE), stunning (esp. BrE), superb (esp. BrE), well-taken (BrE)
scrappy (BrE), soft

The fans were annoyed that the team gave away such a soft goal.

decisive (esp. BrE), winning
equalizing
important, useful (BrE), vital (BrE)
own (BrE)

Vega scored an unfortunate own goal when he slipped as he tried to clear the ball.

field (in rugby and American football)

Two field goals gave the Tigers an early lead.

penalty (in football/soccer)
VERB + GOAL
get, score
kick (in rugby and American football)
head, head in (both in football/soccer)
make

Bahr made his fifth field goal of the day.

(in American football)

Visconti scored one goal himself and made two for Lupo.

(in football/soccer)
concede, give away (BrE), let in
allow, disallow

The referee disallowed the goal.

GOAL + VERB
come from sb/sth

The equalizing goal came from Cole.

The second goal came from a penalty.

(in football/soccer)
PREPOSITION
goal against

They scored three goals against the home team.

goal for

his first goal for Spain

goal from

A late goal from Owen won the game for Liverpool.

3 aim
ADJECTIVE
immediate, short-term

Our immediate goal is to earn enough money to keep the business going.

long-term, ultimate
main, major, primary, prime
clear, explicit, specific, stated
ambitious

They have set themselves some ambitious goals.

modest
desirable
achievable, attainable, realistic
unattainable, unrealistic
elusive
personal
common

We are all working towards/toward a common goal.

twin

The prison service pursues the twin goals of the punishment and rehabilitation of offenders.

strategic
political
VERB + GOAL
have

It is important to have explicit goals.

share
define, establish, set (sb)
pursue, strive for, work towards/toward
achieve, attain, reach
PREPOSITION
goal of

their goal of providing free university education for everyone


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  • goal — goal …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • goal — [ gol ] n. m. • 1882; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Vieilli But (football, rugby, polo, etc.). 2 ♦ (1894; de l angl. goal keeper) Gardien de but. ⇒ gardien. Des bons goals. ⊗ HOM. Gaule …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Goal — es la palabra inglesa para designar gol, y también arco, meta o portería. Además puede referirse a: Goal!, conocida también como Goal!: The Dream Begins o ¡Goool! una película dirigida por Danny Cannon. Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., segunda parte …   Wikipedia Español

  • goal — [ goul ] noun count *** 1. ) something that you hope to achieve: Our goal is to provide a good standard of medical care. goal of: the company s goal of employing as many women as men within five years set/establish a goal: You should set goals… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Goal! 2 — Goal 2 : La Consécration Goal 2 : La Consécration Titre original Goal II : Living the Dream Réalisation Jaume Collet Serra Scénario Mike Jefferies Adrian Butchart Terry Loan Musique Stephen Warbeck Montage Niven Howie Production… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • goal — W1S2 [gəul US goul] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: gol limit, boundary (1300 1400)] 1.) something that you hope to achieve in the future = ↑aim ▪ His ultimate goal was to set up his own business. achieve/reach a goal ▪ They achieved their goal of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Goal — bezeichnet: im Schweizerischen und in Österreich ein Tor (Fußball) einen Film aus der Filmindustrie Bollywood Goal eine Fußballfilm Trilogie, siehe: Goal – Lebe deinen Traum Goal II – Der Traum ist real! Goal III – Das Finale Die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Goal! — Goal !  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Goal.  Goal ![1] est un film anglo américain de Danny Cannon sorti en 2005. Il s agit du premier volet d une trilogie racontant l ascension d un jeune joueur. Fiche technique Titre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Goal — Goal, n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel. v[ o]lr a round stick; prob. akin to E. wale.] [1913 Webster] 1. The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goal — 〈[ goʊl] n. 15; Sp.〉 Tor, Treffer [engl., „Ziel, Grenzmal“] * * * Goal [go:l ], das; s, s [engl. goal = Tor, eigtl. = Ziel, Endpunkt, H. u.] (österr., schweiz., sonst veraltet): Tor, Treffer (z. B. beim Fußballspiel). * * * Goal   [goːl; englisch …   Universal-Lexikon

  • goal — goal, goals The end results towards which an individual or collective action is directed. The term is commonplace in sociology, although its logical and explanatory status varies greatly, according to context and authorship. Numerous typologies… …   Dictionary of sociology

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