Meaning of "goal" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /ɡəʊl/

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.

(Definition of “goal” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)