Translation of "goal" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ɡəʊl/ us /ɡoʊl/

A2 a point scored in sports such as football by sending a ball into a particular area, such as between two posts

He scored two goals in the second half.

A2 in some sports, the area between two posts where players try to send the ball


B1 something that you want to do in the future

Andy’s goal is to run in the New York Marathon.

(Translation of “goal” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ɡəul/

in football, rugby, hockey etc the act of kicking, hitting etc a ball between the goalposts; the point gained by doing this

He scored six goals.

an aim or purpose

objetivo, finalidad, meta
My goal in life is to write a book.
goalie noun

(informal) a goalkeeper.

goalkeeper noun

(also keeper) a player, eg in hockey or football, whose job is to prevent members of the other team from scoring goals.

goalpost noun

one of the two upright posts which form the goal in football, rugby, hockey etc

His shot hit the goalpost.
to score a goal (not gaol).to put a criminal in gaol (not goal).

(Translation of “goal” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)