Associations to the word «Goal»


GOAL, noun. A result that one is attempting to achieve.
GOAL, noun. In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
GOAL, noun. The act of placing the object into the goal.
GOAL, noun. A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
GOAL, noun. 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.
GOAL AREA, noun. (soccer) The area of the pitch, extending six yards from the goal, from which a goal kick is taken.
GOAL AREA, noun. (ice hockey) A semicircle in front of the goal designed to allow the goalie to perform free from interference. Exact rules vary according to the league.
GOAL AREAS, noun. Plural of goal area
GOAL ATTACK, noun. (netball) A player allowed in the centre third, goal third including the shooting circle.
GOAL AVERAGE, noun. (sports) The ratio of the numbers of goals scored for and against a team in a series of matches, sometimes used in deciding the team’s position in a table.
GOAL CAGE, noun. The framework, covered with netting or mesh, that forms an ice hockey or water polo goal.
GOAL CELEBRATION, noun. A choreography that is acted after scoring a goal.
GOAL DEFENCE, noun. (netball) A player allowed in the centre third and the defensive goal third, including the shooting circle.
GOAL DIFFERENCE, noun. (sports) The difference between the number of goals scored and the number of goals conceded, over the duration of a competition.
GOAL DIFFERENCES, noun. Plural of goal difference
GOAL JUDGE, noun. (ice hockey) an ice hockey official who judges whether pucks enter the net and sits directly behind the goal, triggering a red light and siren when a goal is scored.
GOAL KEEPER, noun. (sport) A player allowed in the defensive goal third, including the shooting circle.
GOAL KEEPERS, noun. Plural of goal keeper
GOAL KICK, noun. (soccer) A set piece taken from the goal area after an attacker touches the ball out of play over the goal line.
GOAL LINE, noun. (soccer) (hurling) (Gaelic football) the boundary of the field that runs along its width at each end, and across the front of the goal.
GOAL LINE, noun. (American football) part of a vertical plane separating an end zone from the field of play when the ball is touched or is in player possession. The plane extends beyond the sidelines. A team’s goal line is that which it is defending.
GOAL LINE, noun. (ice hockey) the red line that runs across the rink and the front of the goal.
GOAL LINES, noun. Plural of goal line
GOAL POST, noun. (sports) Either of the pair of vertical supports limiting the goal in various ballgames, such as soccer, rugby and American football.
GOAL POSTS, noun. Plural of goal post
GOAL SHOOTER, noun. (netball) A player allowed in the goal third including the shooting circle.
GOAL SQUARE, noun. Alternative spelling of goalsquare
GOAL SQUARES, noun. Plural of goal square
GOAL SUCK, noun. (derogatory ice hockey slang) A player who loiters near the opposing net, hoping to score goals without doing the work of moving the puck down the ice. One who goal-sucks.
GOAL THIRD, noun. (netball) One of two thirds of a netball court nearest the goal ring.
GOAL UMPIRE, noun. (Australian rules football) A match official who decides when the ball passes between the goal posts (or behind posts) and the score then to be awarded (goal or behind).
GOAL UMPIRES, noun. Plural of goal umpire

Dictionary definition

GOAL, noun. The state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means".
GOAL, noun. The place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view".
GOAL, noun. Game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points.
GOAL, noun. A successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis