• A result that one is attempting to achieve.
  • In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
  • The act of placing the object into the goal.
  • A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
  • A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer.


  • To score a goal.


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  • From Middle English gol, from Old English *gāl, suggested by its derivatives Old English gǣlan, and hyġegǣls, hyġegǣlsa. Possibly cognate with Lithuanian gãlas, Latvian gals, Old Prussian gallan, Albanian ngalem, ngel.

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