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English definition of “goal”

goal

noun [C]     /ɡəʊl/
POINT A2 a point scored in sports such as football when a player sends a ball or other object into a particular area, such as between two posts: He scored two goals in the second half.General terms used in ball sportsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
AREA A2 in some sports, the area between two posts where players try to send the ball General terms used in ball sportsFootball/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sports
AIM B1 something you want to do successfully in the future: Andy's goal is to run in the New York Marathon.Goals and purposes
(Definition of goal noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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