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goal

 
Noun goal has 4 senses
  1. goal, end - 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"
    --1 is a kind of content, cognitive content, mental object
    --1 is a part of plan of action
    --1 has particulars:
     aim, object, objective, target; bourn, bourne; end-all; destination, terminus; no-goal; purpose, intent, intention, aim, design; intention
  2. goal - a successful attempt at scoring; "the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"
    --2 is a kind of
    score
    --2 has particulars: own goal
  3. goal - game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
    --3 is a kind of
    game equipment
    --3 has part: bar; goalpost
    --3 has particulars: basket, basketball hoop, hoop; net
  4. finish, destination, goal - the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey); "a crowd assembled at the finish"; "he was nearly exhuasted as their destination came into view"
    --4 is a kind of end
    --4 has particulars: finishing line, finish line
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